Sunday, January 22, 2017

Black and White

Over at DD, they are still celebrating their 1st Blogaversary!  That means another birthday card for the celebration.  I went with an inspiration from Pinterest this time.  You have all made this type of card and it always turns out great.  Using only Black and white, no other colors, and the inspiration board above.  I liked the colors, the butterflies and the pattern of the bottom pillow. 
Here is my card.
I used stamps from the Sending Love kit by Gina K designs. I this case the design in the corner was not big enough for what I wanted to do, so I used some of the smaller stamps in the kit to extend the pattern.  After stamping and coloring with white and black Prismacolor pencils, I die cut the rectangles.  I added a panel of black card stock to each white panel. Used a black marker to enhance all of the stitched lines about each rectangle. The butterfly is from the same set and was fussy cut and I used foam squares to paste it on.  The butterfly has black Wink of Stella and rhinestones.  There is clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.  I wish you could see it.  Then a white ribbon to hold the tiny tag, which says Happy Birthday.

I finished the inside of this card with two rows of stitches on the left side.
I will be adding this to the Challenge at Double D

Thanks so much for stopping by to get a closer look. I do appreciate your lovely comments, they brighten my day.  I'm going to be watching football today.
  Go Packers!


  1. This. Is. Stunning. I love the layered look and how you emphasized the stitching--very cool! That pattern is delish and aren't you clever to enhance that as well! Classy and Elegant! Gorgeous all over!

  2. Love this type of card. I have not done one for awhile but it is beautiful in black and white. Love the corner image with the scrolls and flowers and how you marked around the stitching. It really makes it pop. I agree with Donna...Classy and elegant.

  3. This is such a beautiful and elegant card. Very well done.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is beyond gorgeous, Barb. So much going on, looks like it took a long time. EGAD!!!! That butterfly is so beautiful, and I love what you have done with the stamp set, really creative. I just LOVE everything about this card!!!! MUST. PIN!!!!!

  5. WOW! What can I say? This is GORGEOUS!! Love this design and that butterfly is the perfect focus touch! Thanks for inspiration in creativity!! So glad you came back to help us celebrate at our Double D ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Wow! You really did a magnificent design with the challenge.

  7. This is truly gorgeous! Loving the stitched rectangle layers and your beautiful stamping. The butterfly is beautiful. The black and white is stunning!

  8. Oh, Barbara, you've outdone yourself! This is soooo beautiful! Brilliant stamping and perfectly executed. I love it, and I love seeing it in our B&W challenge at Double D!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I haven't done this technique in so long! I think the warm weather is good for your mojo you are on fire lately!!! This would make a terrific sympathy card. I also peg this as a we shall see.