French Vanilla

All week I've been thinking about entering the black and white contest Joan has posted over on her blog, Paperlicious. Of course, nothing motivates me to procrastinate more than a deadline, so I waited until today to work on the card! LOL. Then she extended the deadline - so now I'm early! :) The rules are to use only black and white/cream on a card, but a "smidgeon" of color is allowed. I had much more elaborate plans in my head for the card I would make, but kept coming back to this simple sympathy card. EEEK! I hope that's not a sign that I'm going to need one soon!

Supplies are all Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Carte Postale, Small Sayings, French Flair, French Script
Ink: Stazon Black, Cranberry Crisp (inkpad & reinker), Blender pen
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Thermoweb foam dimensionals, Black grosgrain ribbon

To begin I stamped French Script in Black Stazon on Very Vanilla and then overstamped it with French Flair in Black Stazon. I then stamped the bird from Carte Postale on Very Vanilla and highlighted his breast with Cranberry Crisp reinker and a blender pen. I matted this panel on a Basic Black mat, then stamped my heart is with you from Small Sayings in Cranberry Crisp on Very Vanilla. Adhered the bird with foam dimensionals and matted on basic black and adhered to the background panel. Glued the whole thing with mono-adhesive to a Basic Black card base and tied a bow around the top with black grosgrain ribbon.


  1. I love the double BG Stamping!! Very creative!!! I yike I yike!!
    Soooo Classy and Devine!!

  2. Boy! That is one lovely card. How in the world will she be able to decide on the best one? I don't envy her that job! I knew I should get this set.

  3. Very pretty. I love the small bit of red you added. Ü

  4. I don't seen any mention of stickles, DD, glitter glue or any of the like?? WHAT?? NO GLITZ?? How COULD you??? Bwwaahhhaaaa!!!

    Its perfection, absolute perfection!!


  5. very pretty! i love how you stamped the saying in red

  6. I love it. I wasn't sure I would like the background stamp but I believe I will have to order it now.


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