A Black and White Birthday

A Black and White Birthday
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As much as I enjoy making cards, sometimes I don’t have an hour to devote to one card.  That’s why I am so thankful for DCWV boxed card and envelope sets.  I was running out of time in October and needed to make a card for a special friend and I was able to make an elegant card in a few minutes.

I stamped a sentiment using a Stampin’ Up! cling stamp and softened the edges with an ink pad and a sponge.  I framed it in black cardstock and bumped it out with double-sided foamy mount tape; tied a Close to My Heart ribbon around it and added two pretty paper flowers.  Voila!  An elegant black and white card to be proud of.  Sometimes I feel like I’ve cheated when a card comes together quickly by taking a shortcut.  What do you think about using decorative card bases to build your design on?

Black and White Beauty

Black and White Beauty

Thanks for reading my blog post, and enjoy your weekend!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Oooh….I love it! So elegant! Even though this is a DCWV card, it would be fun to look through my grayish cardstock and try stamping an image on it. Thanks for the great idea!

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