Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Addicted to Black and White

I was really excited to see the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More this week is Black and White.  I really like black and white cards. I think they are so classy.

Our amazing sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps!!!! They are generously offering you a pack of 7 digi's from their store!!!

I think it's really cool that there are sponsors each week at Addicted to Stamps and More!  I hope you'll join us so you can have a chance to win!  Here is my black and white card. I had a lot of fun with this one.
I can't remember what this technique is called, something like split negative maybe?  Anyway, I've always loved it but have never tried it!  I started by cutting two equal-sized pieces of cardstock, one black and one white.  I put them side by side and stamped the swirly stamp from Everything Eleanor with VersaMark ink. I then embossed the black cardstock with white embossing powder and the white cardstock with black embossing powder. The black and white really look striking together!  I also embossed the flowers and the sentiment.  The flowers have two different sizes of rhinestones in the center for a little bit of that bling that I love!

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute, Everything Eleanor, Secret Garden
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Secret Garden Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Black and White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals


  1. Hi Shana. Love your split-negative card ... you're right, black and white is so classy. Great idea to use this technique for this challenge. Love the flowers and the bling of the rhinestones. Loll

  2. Hi Shana, this is stunning. What a terrific idea - must try it. Love how you combined those stamps to make this gorgeous and classy card. Hugs

  3. What a cool technique, have to try it. Your card is striking!

  4. Love the flower stamps and they look lovely on your card - what a great technique too - Jacqueline xx

  5. Very elegant and the black/white embossing is gorgeous!

  6. Great design Shana. Lovely card.
    Regards Florence xx