Black & White with a Pop of Color with Jen Carter

CatherineChristmas, CP Designs, CPD Ink, Masking, Valentine's Day

Hey everyone it’s Jen Carter here from Jen’s Ink Spot.  I have to admit I love patterned paper.  I have way too much of it, LOL!  But sometimes, even with all of my choices, I like to make my own and I find I turn to making black & white paper and adding pops of color.  Today I am sharing three easy cards where I’ve done just that.

To create the first card in the video I used the Doodle Hearts stamp set and repeatedly stamped the various heart images onto white cardstock to create the black & white background.  I then adhered some colored cardstock strips to the side for some color.  The Thank You Layered dies were die cut twice, once from white and once from purple cardstock and layered on top of each other. The sentiment was adhered with foam tape.

For the second card, I embossed the white cardfront with the Love Connection dies to make a frame, leaving the center open. The sentiment was stamped from the Doodle Hearts stamp set in Midnight ink. I used an aqua pen and Party Dress & Limencello ink to watercolor the banner & hearts inside the frame.

To create the black & white border at the bottom of the card, I masked off the part where I didn’t want to stamp with post-it note tape, leaving the bottom strip open. I repeatedly stamped the floating hearts stamp from the Say it With Love stamp set, filling in the gaps with the same stamp. Once that was finished, I again used an aqua pen & Party Dress inks to color in some of the hearts. This is a simple, one-layered card.

For the last card, I created a frame around the outside of the card front using snowflakes stamped in Midnight ink from the Peaceful Flakes stamp set. The images are mirrored on both sides of the card front so that they were stamped equally. To add some color, the Merry & Bright sentiment was stamped inside the frame with Rockin’ Red ink. I also added some dots with All that Jazz ink and inserted some red sequins in the middle of the snowflake centers. I hope that this gives you some ideas for creating your own black & white with a pop of color cards!  

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