3 High Contrast Cards to Jump Start Your Holiday Stash | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee + VIDEO

by Jaycee Gaspar

What is the right Black Ink for me?

Hi there Altenew friends, it's Jaycee! I realize not everyone has a complete spread of colored inks. Altenew has a large selection of ink to choose from. Learn the basics of each type of ink HERE. In your crafty stash I'm sure to find at least ONE black ink. In my ‘Perfect Pairing' I'll share 3 black and white cards to add some modern variety to your holiday card stash. These make great masculine holiday cards too!

Perfect Pairings with Jaycee

Holiday Floral Arrangement

10102021 BAF Laelia Sparkled1

You can never go wrong with a Holiday Floral Arrangement. While neither of these flowers are traditionally associated with the December Holidays, the snow-y background helps give a celebratory vibe. In the end, the supporting sentiment from Build-a-Flower: Laelia helps set the occasion for this bouquet.

Foxy Winter Scene

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Making this scene only required a few card making supplies. I used the Layered Snowflake 3D Embossing Folder to make my dramatic background. After die cutting the foreground Modern Fox elements, I arranged them on top of my snow scene. This card is great for guys or for a modern take on occasion cards.

Black & White Baubles

10102021 Lovely Ornaments Perfect Poinsettia1

My final ‘Perfect Pairing' was inspired by the multitude of printing gel plates on the crafter's market. I made an embossed background with Perfect Poinsettias 3D Embossing Folder like the previous card. Then I made a shadow image to the main foreground bauble using an ink lifting technique.

Materials and Supplies

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joni52 October 10, 2021 - 9:13 AM

Love these cards!

Maureen R October 10, 2021 - 2:25 PM

Fabulous cards!!!


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