Sunday, February 12, 2017

Black & White Valentine

One of my favorite things about crafting is using unexpected colors or materials to create something.  I'm not a big fan of pink (I'm sorry!) and I didn't want something too "lovey" or "frilly" on the Valentine I was making for my honey. So, what better combination than black and white?

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Spellbinders Draping Vines Elements #S5-234
Sentiment Stamp from Great Impressions, #C230 (I think it's discontinued)
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations. Labels, #660060
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Black Cardstock
Pop Dots
Showing some dimension

This was a very easy card to make and I feel that the monochromatic color scheme is very elegant.  First, I die cut the flourishes using the Spellbinders set, out of black card, and then attached them onto the card base. Then I stamped the sentiment on some white card, die cut it with one of the Labels in the Tim Holtz/ Sizzix set and Pop Dotted it onto the card.  This is the first time I am using the Draping Vines set and I can see that I will be using that set a lot! 

So simple but striking.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulous February! Hugs, Christi

I am entering my Black & White Valentine card in the following challenges:
Creative Friday - (M) #172, Heart/Valentine
4 Crafty Chicks - (M) #337, Love
Through the Purple Haze - (M) #118, Valentine/Love
Frilly & Funkie - Be My Valentine
Cardz 4 Guys - #156, Love You
Happy Little Stampers Dies Challenge - (M) Anything Goes With Dies


  1. Great masculine card! Love black and white cards! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

  2. Valentine's is always about red and pink, and I love this one in black and white! Marvelous CAS design, Christi!

  3. I love that you used black and white for your Valentine's and that it is super clean and simple. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Love Challenge.

    Tamie DT

    1. Thank you Tamie - your comments are so appreciated :)

  4. Clean and classic and perfect for your significant other. Lovely valentine. Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie "Be My Valentine" challenge.

  5. Love black and white cards! They are normally so clean and fresh looking. Great dies and great for your guy. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with dies!

    1. Thanks Amy! I'm thrilled that I found your challenges :)

  6. Another lovely card, Christi! I like the clean lines and sophistication of your art. I'm so happy you've joined us over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Nancy - I appreciate them so much :)

  7. lovely elegant card!Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate

  8. Adding my voice to the others: classy and elegant! Swooning! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies gallery!


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