• Donna Biderman

Playing with Black and White today | True Love DSP | Simple Stamping

Starting this year - right now - I decided that I would try to do Simple Stamping Sunday and Wednesday WOW each week. Simple stamping will be basically only SIP - stamps, ink and paper; Wednesday Wows will be going outside my comfort zone for more challenging crafts. It is a fun challenge for me and I challenge you to try too. It stretches us two ways each week - to do at least one simple card and one wow card every week.

Today I played with black and white for my #simplestampingsunday. The new True Love designer series paper, available Tuesday in the January-June mini catalog, is all black and white and gorgeous. Really I had not thought about black and white cards until recently, yet they take my breath away. Who knew?

In addition to the True Love DSP, I used the dragonfly punch (also available starting Tuesday), a sentiment from Forever Ferns (in the annual catalog) and the stitched rectangle dies (a go-to in my closet).

The card is simplicity itself. I simply cut four strips and glued them to a black background, and glued the entire thing on a white card base. I stamped the dragonfly in black and punched it out. I stamped the sentiment in black on white and glued it onto another piece of black. Okay, I cheated slightly by using the die to cut out the sentiment, but you can leave that out if you want.

Ingredients: Dragonfly Garden and Forever Fern stamp sets; optional Stitched Rectangle dies; True Love designer series paper; basic black, thick white, and white card stocks; tuxedo black ink; liquid glue or seal, and Stampin' dimensionals; dragonfly punch; trimmer; and optional Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.

Recipe: Cut a piece of thick white cardstock in half, score in half again, and fold to create a card base that is 5.5x4.25". Cut a piece of basic black cardstock to 5.25x4" and adhere to the card base using liquid glue. Cut four strips from True Love DSP, each measuring 3.75x1". Using liquid glue, adhere to the basic black layer. I like to place the strips above the card and spread out, then adhere the two ends first, loosely adhere the two middle strips, squiggle everything into place, then adhere - that lines them up better.

Stamp the sentiment on a piece of white and use the optional rectangle die to cut it out, or cut it out with the trimmer. Adhere to a piece of basic black cut .25" longer and wider. Adhere to the DSP.

Stamp a large dragonfly from Dragonfly Garden on white using tuxedo black ink. Using the punch, punch it out. Adhere to the card as shown using Stampin' dimensionals.

Pretty simple, yet stunning, right? If you make it please tag me so that I can see.

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