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Friday, 31 March 2017


Good morning!

A change of scheduled post this week as I've made this card as my contribution to the current Cards in Envy challenge of "Black and white" and I want to get it entered! - Cards in Envy is my absolute favourite challenge blog!.

I know that you automatically think of die cutting when you think of black and white but of course, I'm a stamper! So here is a stampers version of black and white!

I have only used white Sheena Stamping card, a black Momento ink pad, white structure paste, black gesso and an amber illustrator marker for the whole card which was fun.

So, from my blank piece of stamping card I stamped my focal image of the wonderful balloon in black Momento (Bee Crafty Art Stamp).  From there is was to concentrate on my background which has been done by simple wiping the ink pad across the page from both directions, pressing and drawing that ink pad inwards.  I just stamped some of the clouds from the main image (being careful not to catch the basket) and extended the clouds a little bit both sides.

The birds are from Lavinia Stamp.

Then structure paste (white) was pressed through an Indigoblu dinky stencil and some black gesso through another stencil (which was a great big swirl and I've used on a small portion of it).

The sentiments are cut down from some art journalling stamps by Indigoblu.

I then highlighted those with a bit of colour as the challenge suggested with an amber illustrator marker.

Another masculine card! Wahay!!!

Mat and layered with black and white card stock.

I would like to enter this in to the Cards in Envy challenge of "Black and White":-

Hope you've enjoyed a lesson in black and white today!

Thanks for dropping by today,
Leanne xx


  1. I so love this image in black and white! Such a fantastic card! Thanks for sharing with us again at Cards in Envy.

  2. very cool! I think the embossed dots wonderfully call to mind the balloon! So glad you joined us at CIE again!

  3. A great masculine card Leanne and it's really interesting to see the result of using just one colour. You've done a super job as always. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  4. I'm so thrilled to here you enjoy Cards in Envy. Sandy has such great challenges and this Black & White challenge is no different. I love the stamp you chose and how you highlighted it with inking. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Cards in Envy. Take Care.

  5. Hi Leanne! So loving all the Steampunk goodness of this card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cards in Envy.