Thursday, August 28, 2014

Black and White Theme at STB!

Our new challenge at Seize The Birthday has a Toppings option of a Black & White color combination.  There are so many possibilities that I had a hard time deciding!
Of course, as always, the Topping is an option.  Anything long as it's birthday themed!

I did a bit of experimenting on this card.  Here is what I created.

That background was created by applying white pigment ink over a stencil.  I faded it as I worked toward the top left corner.   I love the effect!  It makes me think of the shadow from sunlight shining though a leaded glass window.  What do you think?

I die cut 3 hollyhocks to layer over the background, applied a few drops of black enamel accents to the flower centers, then layered my sentiment strip over it all.

I hope you'll play along with us at Seize The Birthday.  We love seeing what you create.  :)

Supply list ~
Card stock: basic black (SU), white linen essentials (Ellen Hutson), white (Recollections)
Stamps: handwritten sentiments (SSS)
Ink: unicorn white (Memories), onyx black (Versafine)
Other: stencil (Heidi Swapp), hollyhock stem die (Memory Box), black enamel accents (Ranger)


  1. Not much more to say than WOW. So stunning!

  2. I agree with Glenda, your card is stunning. I love the way you did the background.

  3. are making such beautiful cards! LOVE this idea!!! Great job!!

  4. It does look like a shadow.....what a wonder effect! Lovely card!

  5. That background is stunning and those flowers look stunning against it. Great card!

  6. This card is pure loveliness!! Love the way you stenciled on the black and love the way you made the flowers look! Just such an awesomely done card!!


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