Everything is not black & white…

Maybe it’s black and cream instead? Last weekend I saw a post from a fellow demonstrator, Ginger Pelfrey with a gorgeous B&W card she created for a challenge. I loved it and starting pulling all my retire black and white papers, only to find mine were “very Vanilla” not white. Okay, so I rolled with that option. I created two versions, the first one using Very Vanilla card stock for the base.


I stamped the saying with VersaMark, added black embossing powder and heat embossed the greeting. But when I put the ribbon on, all my embossing powder came off – what?? Oh no, my VersaMark pad was too dry and didn’t hold the embossing powder. So I re-inked my Versamark pad (yeah for reinkers!!), but there were faint black marks on my card front, so I had to do something else. I stamped the greeting on a scrap of very vanilla paper, heat embossed it. Then I punched the scalloped edge all around and popped it up on the front covering my “boo-boo”.

I loved the card so much I decided to duplicate Ginger’s version with a Basic Black card stock card and this time the embossing with white powder worked without a mistake. I always need sympathy and happy anniversary cards and felt these cards could work for either occasion.


Here’s the supplies you’ll need, although the Modern Medley DSP is no longer available, the new Floral Bouquet DSP is beautiful and will work wonderful for this card.


I love bright, cheery colors. But sometimes black and white says so much more.

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3 Responses to Everything is not black & white…

  1. Ginger says:

    Janice your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! I am truly honored you were inspired by my card. Happy crafting my fellow demo friend 🙂


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