Black & White bloom

I was going for a simple, elegant black and white card. sometimes these can be sooooooo tricky. I was not going to share this card since I really am not sure I like it. You cant see the glitter in the photo, but this is very sparkly. I am interested in your thoughts….

All Supplies are Stampin‘ Up!


Stamps: Bellas Blossom

Paper: black, white

Ink: black

Accessories, glitter, top note, sponging, black brad


  1. Anonymous
    January 17, 2009 / 3:52 pm

    Jill I love this!!! One of my faves in awhile. So simple and gorgeous!! TFS!!!

  2. Anonymous
    January 17, 2009 / 5:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! So glad you posted it. 🙂

  3. Yankee in England
    January 17, 2009 / 5:25 pm

    I love the monochromatic card it really POPs!

  4. Marilyn Goodrich
    January 17, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    Simply beautiful! Love its elegance. Bravo 🙂

  5. Ramona Michaluk
    January 17, 2009 / 10:58 pm

    Stunning card Jill – love Black and White! Beautiful.

  6. for2nately
    January 17, 2009 / 11:37 pm

    I love this card for sure! I've been teetering between getting this set or not and now I really want it (and another $300 in products!)thanks for sharing!!Elizabeth

  7. Anonymous
    January 18, 2009 / 12:08 am

    Striking!!!Teresa Blue

  8. Cheryl
    January 18, 2009 / 12:17 am

    Jill, I love the simplicity.I never use these colors althougha friend used to always say "blackis a color.

  9. wrenlady
    January 18, 2009 / 1:59 am

    Jill – I love this – you are great at pulling out these black and white cards.Kathy

  10. Carol G.
    January 18, 2009 / 3:33 am

    Jill, i love the card – black & white – very elegant – thank you for sharing – Happiness, Carol

  11. Anonymous
    January 18, 2009 / 2:32 pm

    Even without seeing the sparkle, tis card is really striking! The die cut is just perfect for this card too. I love the whole thing.cindyb

  12. Marcia
    January 18, 2009 / 4:20 pm

    Extremely Elegant! Thanks for sharing!

  13. beth g.
    January 18, 2009 / 4:35 pm

    Truly beautiful! I love the simple elegance of black and white and I forget to use it, thanks for the reminder.beth g.

  14. Anonymous
    January 18, 2009 / 5:43 pm

    I just love this card. It is very elegant,

  15. Connie
    January 19, 2009 / 1:12 am

    Jill,I believe you certainly achieved elegance! It is absolutely beautiful here I'm sure in real life its even more so!Great job!Connie

  16. Jean from jlfstudio
    January 19, 2009 / 12:34 pm

    Hi Jill,The black and white is stunning and I love this stamp set (hard to believe it's on the dormant list) and when I clicked on the picture to zoom it I was able to see the sparkles quite clearly. Since you asked….My only thought was that instead of sponging the oval sentiment I wonder what it would look like with a black matted oval under it instead? And maybe a different positioning for the brad or using a clear Rhinestone since you already have the sparkle going with a tiny black paper circle under it for contrast? Either way It's a lovely card just the way it is. Nice to see the inside too. I tend to forget about making the inside as interesting as the outside.Thanks for sharing whatever your thoughts about the card. It's educational to see someone else's process.If you are thinking about a feature for your blog I'd love to see a sample put up with comments for design changes encouraged on a regular basis. I learn best when I see others good, bad, gorgeous and ugly projects and then to follow the discussion as people critique (nicely of course) or offer samples of their own version.Thanks for sharing so openly – JeanPS: I think the blogging word Gods think I'm french. I got a real word CHERI – LOL!

  17. Laurie
    January 19, 2009 / 2:59 pm

    Thanks for posting this card…I LOVE it!

  18. Anonymous
    January 20, 2009 / 1:04 am

    I love the use of black and white very dramtic and powerful … wish I could see the sparkle from the glitter – I bet it just makes it pop!! Thanks for sharing

  19. Priscilla
    January 20, 2009 / 5:55 am

    Very beautiful and elegant!

  20. giorgiju
    January 22, 2009 / 8:02 pm

    I love the black and white cards..this is gorgeous. When is the class?

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