Monochromatic aperature card using Stampin Up simply sketched & Modern Medley

To start off the day here's a couple of exciting (& a good bargains!) offers from Stampin Up valid until 30th August 2013 ..

During our limited-time offer buy three of your favourite packs of Designer Series Paper and then choose one for free—so your paper stash will be ready for any crafting mood that hits. 
See your options on pages 151, 153, and 154 of our annual catalogue!
*Designer Series Paper Stacks and Specialty Designer Series Papers not included.

New August Best of series...

August see's the arrival of a new Best of .. series stamp set & this time it's 
Best of Shelli!
7 unique & gorgeous stamps for just £13.95 - that's just £2 per stamp!!
Clear mount only 133488 £13.95 

Now on to todays project - a striking monochromatic card. I wanted to make something that looked like I was birdwatching through binoculars, my inspiration being from a family friend who's going through a tough time - here's what I came up with ...

Does it look like it to you? The background card is whisper white to which I've sponged basic black around the edges then covered a portion of the card with Modern Medley papers - this quatrefoil pattern is VERY popular at the moment! 

Using my 2.5" circle punch I made the 2 circles and then stamped with the simply sketched stamp set underneath where the circles would lay. The images are so striking that I felt they needed no colour or extra adornment.

The new basic black chevron ribbon is used as the only embellishment - can't wait for Halloween crafting to start using this ribbon n abundance! the sentiment comes from the Fabulous Phrases set - with 30 word stamps in this set there's always the right one to be found.

Modern Medley dsp 126926 £9.95 for 12 of 12"x12" double sided pattern sheets

2.5" circle punch 120906 £15.50

Sketched birthday - free with hostess credit on orders of £150+

Fabulous phrases w 128577 £33.95, c 120501 £26.95

That's all for today folks - don't forget to drop me a line if you'd like to order anything! See you tomorrow with some fine feathers :)