Welcome, everyone, to Day 5 of the CARDtober Challenge. Today’s challenge is pretty clear-cut and straight forward. In fact, some may call it quite black and white.
My challenge is to use black and white on a card. Use stripes or dots or patterns. Use a little as an accent or a lot as a background. Mix them together for a fun look. Keep it monochromatic or add a splash of color. Patterned paper, die cuts or stamped images - you choose your favorites.
Here are some cards I've made recently with black and white.
Amazing card, grammadee ! What a great interpretation of the challenge! Are those poinsettias made from a die? Love them.
Those flowers were cut from this die set: Dee's Distinctively IME-047. The dies also have a stencil/mask capability, but I wanted to keep these simpler than that, especially since my cs had a bit of glimmer to it.
Mel , I like both those cards, each using black & white so effectively. That mummy stamp is cute, and I like how you used those owl punches. Great use of that stiped mat and the banner on the first. Also love the pops of red and gold on that second card.
Lots of wonderful cards again today! I love them all.
Black and white is easy for me - if I'm not turning a 6x6 paper pad into a stack of cards I'm usually doing something black and white and then trying to figure out how to add color. I started by getting inspired by the black and white floral Thanks sample freeatlast shared and stamped some backgrounds with a new wave stamp I've been meaning to try. But then I went in a completely different direction. (I will come back to the waves if I have time).
I had some skeleton animals stamped and cut (stamps from Michael's) and a distress-oxide-on-black galaxy background experiment sitting on my desk, along with a few tiny bats from a future challenge I'll be sharing, so I put them together with a sentiment from a new stamp that's waiting to be used (the SSS furry monster).
I didn't make these today, but I did write in them and mail them today, and they definitely fit the theme. Helen Dardik for Waffle Flower Enveloper stamps. (BTW check out her awesome artwork - these are the envelopes she makes for her orders, all done with a Sharpie!
joblackford, that skeleton cat is awesome! And I love what you did with the black oxide ink. I have been able to get some cool effects with the lighter colours, but when working with black mine just looks like mud. And those doodled people are really fun. Love the card with the hit of purple!
Wow, JaneB! Those black & white designs really POP! Love how you made them all work together.
warrior1991, that heart diecut is the perfect pop of colour and final touch for your card.
Sometimes the simplest, easiest cards are some of the best, GiantsFan. Love the scallops and polka dots, and the tilted layers: so many ways to make a simple card interesting!
And I love what you did with the black oxide ink. I have been able to get some cool effects with the lighter colours, but when working with black mine just looks like mud.
thanks Yeah, the soot black oxide ink isn't intense enough for my liking - I've used it a little bit over colors but I would prefer something darker (maybe regular distress?).
But this card was actually just using some of the lighter colors on plain black *cardstock* - that's how I got the intensity of black My black cs isn't very heavy weight though so I had to go light on ink and water, but I got some decent results with it. I had wanted to get some TH distress black watercolor paper but it was never available.
JaneB of course a skeleton cat can be CUTE! The skeleton rat from the set, maybe not... the owl is pretty creepy too. But the cat is great
I rarely use black and white but coincidentally, I just bought two 6 x 6 pads of it.
Stamps and matching punch are stampin up, inked with gina k, stampin up, and altenew inks. The bulbs are coated with glossy accents. Black and white paper is from my favorite things. Cardstock from bazzill.
Really nice cardes everyone. There is definitely a classy look to black & white cards. JaneB posted a scrapbook sketch challenge a few months ago for little squares on the diagonal.I made 2 Halloween LO's - one traditional & one digital that I really enjoyed figuring out. I loved that sketch & adapted it to this card. I am trying to make mostly Christmas cards with these challenges & I was concerned that black & white wasn't Christmasy, but honestly I really like this card.