Today I wanted to make a black and white card with just a splash of color…
Whenever I think of black and white I always reach for papers from the Newsprint pack of Designer Series Papers because they make it so easy to create something with this color scheme…and to keep it simple I decided to use one large stamp that I found in the gorgeous Elements of Style stamp set…
Isn’t that stamp stunning? By using a large stamp and patterned paper as your background it takes no time at all to create a card – and this was such a quick and easy card to make and I love to have a stack of cards on hand for thank you’s and this is easily a candidate for that…
The base is simply Basic Black onto which I layered my piece of Newsprint DSP and wrapped around a piece of the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim on top. Then I stamped my image using Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut to size – I matted it onto a piece of Basic Black and then onto my card base using Dimensionals – easy as pie!
Now you could leave your card like that – simple and elegant – but I wanted to add a splash of red to mine and so I took the sentiment ‘Life is a matter of moments’ from the same stamp set and stamped it using Cherry Cobbler Ink onto Vanilla cardstock and then punched it out using my Oval Punch – I used the same punch to punch out a piece of black cardstock and attached it just behind my sentiment to give a little peek of a mat.
For a finishing touch I added a Cherry Cobbler Button from Regals Designer Buttons and threaded through some embroidery floss – and there is one quick and easy card that is perfect for batch-making.
Supplies I used:
Stamps – 118611 Elements of Style pg 133
Inks – 119669 Cherry Cobbler, 101179 Basic Black pg 168-9
Punch – 119855 1 3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch pg 202
Cardstocks – 121045 Basic Black, 101650 Very Vanilla pg 169
Designer Series Paper – 117166 Newsprint pg 175
Accessories – 118481 Victoria Crochet Trim pg 190, 104430 Dimensionals, 103683 Mini Glue Dots pg 197