Using Black and White Images for a Simple Background

by Laurie Willison

Hello everyone!  It's Laurie here today with a quick and simple card.  Generally, I am a fan of white space and clean background, but sometimes pulling in a little detail on your card base can still keep your card quick and simple!  One way to accomplish this look is to use a black and white image.  Any floral image that has an outline, stamped in Obsidian black ink, can give you this detailed look!

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Let's make a simple black and white card!

Using the large bloom outline from the You Are Beautiful set, I stamped 2 images at the top of the card.  This gives me the perfect amount of white space at the bottom.

Black and White background

To complete this card, I used Altenew's gradient cardstock to build this beautiful Painted Blooms Die Set for the focal point.  The black and white background makes the pop of color really shine.  I used a sentiment from the Delicate Bouquet Stamp set to finish off this card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Michele F December 5, 2021 - 10:12 AM

Laurie, this is stunning!

Yvonne Boucher December 5, 2021 - 10:41 AM

I love this technique. So simple, yet impressive. Thank you!

Karen Hale December 5, 2021 - 11:56 AM

Simple but very gorgeous. The color layering floral really pops.

Hanna Lyons December 5, 2021 - 12:34 PM

I love this kind of card, with lots of white space, black outlines, and real good hit of color. Great ideas. Thank you!

dorothyayotte December 5, 2021 - 6:10 PM

Very cool. Stunning and still some work with the layered flowered but very doable!

helgasonlf December 8, 2021 - 6:11 PM

Laurie, Lovely card. I love the look of simple cards.

Andrea Hedquist December 9, 2021 - 1:38 AM

I really love clean and simple and this is a beautiful card. I love how realistic the flower is by clever use of colors in the cardstock. Thx for sharing.

Tara Prince June 3, 2022 - 3:51 PM

so beautiful


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