Black, White and Gray All Over

Happy Friday! The other day I needed a sanity break and while on a blurfing tour, I saw Kristina Werner's color challenge for this week. Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White sounded totally up my alley, and I remembered one of the reasons I had chosen the Prints Pattern II pack from SU! was because of the Basic Gray papers. So, I took a little break and hit the stamp studio. I think I must have had a bunch of creativity bottled up inside from not being able to stamp, because this card came together like a breeze and I LOVE how it turned out.




I started by stamping the butterfly from Beautiful Kindness on pearlized white cardstock and then added a few shadowy highlights with a gray Copic marker. Next I cut this out with the Labels 1 Nestabilities and popped up on a mat of black with White gel pen accents. I cut a square of the prints paper, matted on black and then embossed the thank you sentiment from Thankful Blossoms in black. The Basic Gray cardstock panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder, then I added a strip of the opposite side of the prints paper to the side with a black mat that had been punched with my EK Success Fleur de Lis punch (I am so addicted to that thing! LOVE it!). I finished off with a couple white primas painted with Pixie Dust Shimmerz, a black bow and a button center.

Well, I hope you have a fabulous weekend! Catch ya on the flip side! Oh, and if you're looking for some inspiration this weekend, be sure to check out the Viva la Verve! Sketch Challenge with a {twist} of birthday.

30 comments

  1. I love how this card turned out also.
    Beautiful!! I am going to have to see about that new EK Success punch.

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  2. Beautiful Julee, just beautiful!!!

    Yeah, I feel somewhat compelled to buy that punch; you do gorgeous things with it! :D

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  3. Beautiful! Very elegant.
    I love the color combo too and participated for the first time with this one.

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  4. Sooo pretty. I love the flower, shiny button and ribbon. You tied everything together so well

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  5. This is stunning! It is so elegant! Wow!

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  6. Ohh my! A true stunner! -- Denise (Sassy Stampin')

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  7. ....a true picture of 'elegance' - awesome, Julee

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  8. Just GORGEOUS, Julee! I LOVE how you used that border punch!

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  9. OMG where did you get that ribbon? I LOVEEE it!! Actually, I LOVEE this card!! LOL

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  10. Gorgeous Julee!! I've never been a fan of grey colours but this is fabulous! I'd forgotten about those papers in the small pack...will pull them out soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Gorgeous...I think I'm going to try that tonight! Love the classy look of this!

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  12. Beautiful card Julee! Very elegant.

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  13. Awesome job!! I'm sure you'll be picked! =)

    -Adriel

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  14. Gorgeous! Black and white is my favorite! Egads, though...now I need to go spend yet MORE money on punches!!! lol

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  15. What an elegant beauty!! Love the black/gray/white combo!! It's so striking!! Love the punched border and layout too! WOW!

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  16. Beautiful, what a stunning card!!

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  17. Beautiful...love the b&w and that new EK Success punch. They are really neat punches. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  18. I love this card!!! Fabulous!!!

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  19. Gorgeous Julee and you KNOW I love those colors!

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  20. very elegant. The color of the black and grey look so rich. And the butterfly is perfect.

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  21. Fabulous. Love your details. I just did the Kwerner Challenge for the first time using these colors, too. I think I'm hooked. Hugs, Mary

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  22. Gorgeous - Julee!!! Love the card!!!

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  23. LOVE this card, Julee! It's gorgeous. Glad you got some play time :) Well deserved after a busy release.

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  24. what a gorgeous card Julee.

    hugs Riet.x

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  25. Wow this is breathtaking! I am in LOVE with that butterfly image! You have used the black, grey and white colour scheme to perfection!

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  26. WOWser!!! This is a beauty! So vintage and so gorgeous! Love it!

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