My project today is a card with a black and white background and brightly colored images and sentiment. For this card I used a Vertical Stripe background stamp by Rubbernecker to create this bold and crisp card base and paired it with the Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Tag Stitch, Large Ivy and a sentiment from the Spring Meadows set. I have gotten tired of paying for designer paper pads that end up having a only a few patterns in the pack that I love. I decided that my money would be better spent purchasing background stamps that can be used over and over for my cards.
The Black and White Striped Background
- Secure a piece of white cardstock and the stamp in the MISTI.
- Stamp the background using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
- Apply clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
- Trim the background layer to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
- Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to the A2 sized card base.
The Tag and Sentiment
- Secure the white cardstock and sentiment stamps in the MISTI.
- Apply Nocturne ink to the stamps.
- Stamp the sentiment, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
- Place the sentiment layer on the cutting platform, line up the tag die and cut.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the striped background.
- Cut the flower sections using white cardstock.
- Apply Crimson ink to the flower sections using a mini applicator.
- Place the flower sections face down on a molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.
- Turn the flower sections face up and push down in the center with a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the two flower sections together using glossy accents.
- Place a black pre made Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center of the flower and attach with glossy accents.
- Note: I keep a small piece of craft sheet filled with different colors of Nuvo Crystal Drops to use for my flower centers and it save lots of money compared to the cost of packaged pearls.
- Cut the ivy sections using light green cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply the darker Grass ink to the branches.
- Allow some of the light green of the cardstock to show through for a variegated look.
- Place the ivy face up on the molding pad and and form the leaves using the leaf tool.
Complete the Card
- Attach the ivy sections to the top corner of the tag using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the flower to the corner of the tag.
I really love how this striped black and white background and white tag allows the red flower and green ivy to pop. Check out my Random Pattern Background card to see another example of a pretty black and white background. You can finds of lots more black and white card inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.
Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.
Here are the tools and supplied used.