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The black and white colour combination is so elegant and striking in its simplicity. It may be because black and white are neutral colours. However, there are so many uses for this colour combination and I don’t think that I have just used black and white for a card.
I did card sets for gifts lately and put them in a clear lid box and tied them us with a ribbon. I am going to blow my own horn here because I thought they were so pretty.
Stamps: Delicate Doilies (c – 122592, w- 128541, p122 2013/14 Annual Catalogue), Oh Hello (c – 130733, w- 131931, p34 2013/14 Annual Catalogue)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Punches: 2-1/2” Circle, 2-3/8” Scallop Circle, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle, 1-1/4” Scallop Circle, 7/8” Scallop, Silver Glimmer Paper, Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewel, Other: Box with Clear Acetate Lid.
These cards are extremely easy to recreate and you can do stacks of them in no time at all.
The Whisper White card stock is cut at 4″ x 5-1/4″ and then mounted on Basic Black card stock cut at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. The black behind the white gives a border to the whole card.
Notice the trim on the left hand side. It looks like ribbon, however it is Whisper White card stock about 1/2″ wide that has been stamped using the larger doily from the stamp set. If you are stuck for matching ribbon, this is a great idea.
Of course, you can also make your own box using card stock and window sheets, however, I am lazy and so ordered mine from Uline Shipping Supply Specialists.
Here is the link if you are interested www.uline.com. When you get to the site, you can choose Canada or the US. It only took a couple of days to get them.
Give these card sets a try and keep a few on hand for a quick thank you or wrap some up in a black and white ribbon or maybe some red ribbon for gifts.