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Monday, 9 March 2015

Simply Black and White (by Lesley)

I have always loved black and white, not just in stamping but in photography, fashion, art etc. So my card today is just that, clean and simply black and white.

  • Using the least acute curve from the Tonic Shape Mate Rulers draw a faint pencil line along the curve across a piece of A4 160gsm paper, then cut along the line.
  • Ink up the flower from the Spring Bird Crocus set with Versafine Onyx Black and stamp three times as illustrated. 
  • Use a A4 piece of black card to make a DL card. Trim 0.5cm off both long sides of the A4 160gsm white paper. Now trim approximately 7cm off the short straight edge and fold in half. This becomes the wrap around for your card. Stamp the sentiment from the Thinking of You Sentiments clear set in position using Black Onyx.
  • Place a small strip of double sided tape on the front and back of the card next to the fold and attach the wrap. Finish with a length of black satin ribbon tied around the inside of the card and fastened in a bow at the front.

A plain black and white card can be used for a variety of occasions but you could just as easily use a pastel or strong colour as the base for your DL card and stamp in a co-ordinating ink. 

Thank you for dropping by, I hope you keep visiting to catch up with all the gorgeous designs coming your way from our talented girls.


  1. I love the CAS-style and this one is perfectly CAS and a beautiful one!

  2. This is so smart. Black and white can be so deceptively simple and classy & this card nails it.

  3. This is a striking CAS card
    Jackie x

  4. Beautiful, very versatile as you mentioned.

  5. This is so elegant Lesley and love the curved mat with that pretty stamp down the edge, and the sparkly black ribbon and classic style sentiment finish it so prettily. x

  6. So elegant and Classic and I could do it

  7. A lovely classy elegant illustration of less is more. The movement of the undulating edge coupled with the swaying of those little flowers is so well suited to the font of the greeting. I particularly like the way your vertical ribbon balances the revealed black undercard of the whole design. Your ideas for variations would look super as a matching set of notecards too.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Very classy, I love the clean design of this card

  9. Very elegant, love the simplicity.


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