Tuesday 5 February 2013

Black and ivory papers

Just two colours used on today's card, black and ivory, and it's all about the papers.

I chose papers from Canvas Home Basics, called Black & Ivory Damask which is in a 12 x 12 sheet and a spotty design from one of their 6 x 6 paper pads. I die cut two scalloped circles from black card. The arrow banners from the Spellbinders Nautical Frames & Accents set were used for the sentiment. A "faux nestie" was created for each of the arrows, by drawing around the die itself onto some black card and then cutting these out by hand. 

I curved the arrows to add some interest.

Not easy to photograph but hopefully you get the idea.

The leaves flourish is another one of my favourite dies and comes from the Heartfelt Creations Belle Rose die set.

The sentiment comes from the Creative Expressions stamp set called "Warmest Wishes". I cut the stamp into two so that I could fit it onto the arrow banners.

The card was embellished using black self-adhesive pearls and some organza ribbon roses.

Back soon with another card.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Morning Tracey, Love this card, black and white always elegant, the Bella Rose die is one of my favourites for foliage, loving the papers you used.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Beautiful, sophisticated card today - but would work in other colours too, if you had a mind to. As it happens, I have a whole pad of black and white, so I love the idea, thank you.

  3. Just beautiful, love the black and ivory very elegant.

  4. Gorgeous card and loving the black and Ivory it looks so elegant together.

    Linda xxx

  5. Gorgeous card....love the monochrome theme and all the fab detail too hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  6. Love the fabulous design of this.xxx

  7. I love monochrome and the black and ivory works well. Lovely papers!

  8. Love these papers, the black and cream is a wonderful combination. Fabulous card.

    Sylv x
    CBN Design Team

  9. another winner in this card ,its great. Laura O

  10. Beautiful elegant card I love the black & ivory and the papers. Chris xx