3 May 2010

Black & White

Just a quick post with a couple of cards from last weeks classes, with a black and white theme. Papers from Black Market Paper Society teamed up with black and white card stock.

A4 white card scored and folded, a piece of black card cut slightly smaller to leave a white edge all round and punched along the bottom edge. The patterned paper is cut slightly smaller again leaving a narrow black edge all round and enough cut off the length to reveal  the punched edge.

I have used the largest die from labels set eight from Spellbinders for the white card and the next size down for the black. This is a great shape for making backers for flowers or other embellishments. The smaller dies from this set are also useful for stamping sentiments on.

I have cut a strip of black card and a narrower strip of grey to make a band to tie the black organza ribbon around.

The flower is made using the blossoms die but any flower die or punch could be used. I have used layers of white tissue to make the flower held together with a black brad and very lightly inked the edges with black soot to give the flower some depth and highlight the layers.

Any of you that enjoy gardening or growing plants might like to see  a pic of my Catus Last Sunday it had one single flower which has now died off...

but look at it this week, and it is full of buds.

Had a lovely day out yesterday, my daughter and I picked Mum up and went over to Eyam. We were lucky with the weather as when we got back BH said it had been raining here in Sheffield on and off, so he had stayed in and watched the footy, oh dear what a shame I had missed that! :-) It is hail stoning here in Sheffield at the moment and the noise of them landing on the conservatory is deafening!! Alfie is not sure about it, he is staying close.

Hope you have all had a great weekend too!


  1. Gorgeous card Lynne. I do love those papers. :) Your plant is looking beautiful. Hope you have a lovely week. Gez.xx

  2. I love the card that you've done, I always struggle with black market papers due to the feel of them but this works so well. I also love your plant - I'm not a houseplant person (they never survive LOL) but I seriously admire anyone who can - and this is beautiful.

    The hail stones have been quite amusing on and off today - typical bank holiday if we're honest.

    HOpe you're having a good day

  3. Simply beautiful. I love BM papers. Your cactus is beautiful too. My DH has decided I need more things to take care of so he bought me some plants. I am not very good at taking care of plants so I hope they do well. enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday. Angela

  4. I loved making this card, simple but stunning. the flowers on your plant are spectacular. xx

  5. Hi Lynne, love the card and the cactus is fantastic. We are all a lot better now thanks, see you soon
    love as always Gina x x x

  6. Oh that plant is stunning. Loved making the black & White card. Love black & White together. Love Sandra x

  7. Great card. I love making tissue paper flowers, so simple and effective. Love Kerry xx

  8. Love the plant Lynne "beautiful" The card looks lovely!! and is very effective with the black & white paper!! Love Chanelle xx

  9. No getting away from it, black and white is s striking - lovely card! The cactus must have made you smile whenever you saw it, what a colour!

  10. Love the monchrome Lynne! Very stylish!

    Amazing flower on your cactus!

    Lesley x

  11. Gorgeous card Lynne,i love the white flower its so delicate. great pics of your cactus too,what beautiful flowers
    hugs June xxx


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