Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Riddle


Firstborn: Mama, I got a good joke.
Me: Ok.
Firstborn: Mama, what's black and white and red all over?
Me: (Grinning, because I already know the answer...)That's not a joke, that's a riddle.
Firstborn: Ok. Mama, I got a good riddle.
Me: Ok.
Firstborn: What's black and white and red all over?
Me: Hmm, I don't really know...
Firstborn, in a fit of giggles: A newspaper, silly. Get it? Not the color red but read like you are reading.
Me: Hah, that's a good one.


The Play Date Cafe is having one of their famous Color Splash Challenges, to create a black and white card with a splash of red. I was also inspired by the current card over at CASE Study Challenge, created by the fabulous Dawn of Wplus9 herself.


The background panel was stamped with two images from Poinsettia Patterns in black and then with a dot from another set I added some pink with glimmer mist for a cohesive look. I'm not sure what the deal is with blogger, but you can see these details better if you click on the image and it becomes life size. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Pink)

Stamps: (Poinsettia Patterns, Brothers and Sisters, Funky Foliage) Wplus9, (Communique Sentiments) PTI
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Other: (Pink Twill) May Arts, (Staple) Tim Holtz, (Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels
Tools: (Die) Wplus9

42 comments:

Lindsay said...

Sweet pink and black perfection Karen! Perfection!

dahlhousedesigns said...

STUNNING! I seem to say that to you a lot! :)

lisa a.

Janny said...

Lovely, Janny

BabyBokChoy said...

Surely the answer is a blog??!! LOL. I'm glad to know that I'm not as old as dirt coz I hadn't heard of that one before, lol. Cute card!! love that color combo! :)

Jen W. said...

That is some perfectly lined up stamping! :) Love the pink dots and the twill behind the tag.

Jay Gee said...

Your background is so gorgeous and perfect Karen! Super card - love the twill.

Michele Gross said...

Love Love Love it!! The story and the card :) Glad you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Amber said...

Very pretty, love the stamped background and the colors!

Folly said...

I'm loving this card, Karen, it's beautiful! I love the pink card base and the subtle pink dots.
Michelle.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous!!! My first thought was Dawn's card on CASE study, so glad you drew inspiration for her card and love the bits of ribbon and the spots of pink.

Kerry Steger said...

I love your card Karen - the beautiful background is lovely and the pop of pink on your card is stunning!!!

Tracey said...

GORGEOUS and so pretty with the pink splash!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

artfuldelight said...

WOW, wow, WOW!!!! I love all your cards (I don't think I have ever seen one I wasn't in awe over) but this one may be my new fav!! I LOVE it!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful combination. I love pink and black. Love the simplicity of your card.

E.T said...

stunning!

lynn said...

love her die and matching stamp with the cute pink ribbon peeking out, karen! very pretty card:)

Lynn said...

first things first...your card is stunning, stunning, stunning...I love the pop of pink and the gorgeous pattern!! And...I love your sweet boys joke. I've heard that one I few times myself!

Jenny said...

That's some real neat stamping Karen for the background pattern, a brilliant take on the challenge too :)
Jenny x

Brandi said...

Too funny! I heard that riddle before and it probably sounds so much cuter coming from a little one. Oh the joys! This is so elegant with the black and white and pop of color. Great job!

yyam said...

Classic elegance! Love the color combo! Beautiful card Karen! :)

Fiona said...

Lovely sweet splash of soft pink Karen :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Dana said...

This is craft-tacular!! I LOVE this! The colors, your pattern... Hoping you become the newest addition to the WPlus9 DT... you know, whenever they have an opening... ;)

Sue Kohler said...

This is stunning Karen!! Loving the B & White with a pop of soft pink, very clean and crisp!
Thanks for sharing at CASE study this week! :)

Lisa said...

Very pretty...pink & black are always great together!

Heather Innusa said...

Aah, little boys. They do make me giggle! It's funny how amused with themselves they get! I love this card! The pick black & white is so pretty & elegant!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee (about your son's riddle). Your card is so striking and elegant. How on earth do you keep your stamping so straight?! :) Amazing card, Karen!

Amanda Winkelman said...

Stunning and Elegant, Karen! I love it!

Alice Wertz said...

i am in love with this one, Karen! so very pretty! love the stamped background. fabulous work as always!

Jinny Newlin said...

So soft and elegant, Karen! LOVE your use of Poinsettia Patterns with Brothers & Sisters, and that soft lavender is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

MonicaB said...

Love the background. Beautiful card.

Marlena M. said...

AWWWW, you're a good momma....I would have blown it. Gorgeous card....love that bit of ribbon treatment. ;)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This card is outstanding!!

lostinpaper said...

Superb card! Love your take on the combined challenges, it's perfect!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful- congrats on the CASE study win!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love this karen, that is one of my fave stamp sets and your bit of pink is perfect. Thank you so much for joining in on the color splash at The Play Date Cafe.

Julie said...

What a stunning card!!! Just beautiful!

Theresa said...

I knew your card would win!! It's just fabulous. Congrats.

Cristina said...

So stunning. As in, stuuuuhning. :) Congrats on your win!

Emily Leiphart said...

Cute story and gorgeous card! I really need to get Poinsettia Patterns.

Trinh said...

Congrats on your win! Your card is beautiful and the stamping is perfect!

Andrea M said...

This is soooo BEAUTIFUL Karen! WOW!!!

Nancy S said...

I just found your blog and what a stunner this card is! can't wait to see more from you.