Friday, July 03, 2020

Black & White Challenge

  There was a time, when we lived in the cold Chicago suburbs, that I had time to blog everyday! I miss those times!  I am working on 3 times a week as a regular goal. It is hard to accomplish for some reason!  I am re-introducing my Friday Challenges. I know that for a long time, Friday night was my big night to crop with the girls at the store. And even if we can't be together, I want to know that you are keeping up your creative time. Mine has become more stamping, since I started Stampin' Up!  I have rarely met a stamp I didn't like!
    So this week's challenge is to be making a card or layout using ONLY Black and White!  These colors make the most stunning, dramatic cards.  You can use any products, but I love when you use Stampin' Up!  I have made a card, for your inspiration. I swear that I got the idea from a Pinterest Post, but cannot find it! So thank you to some unknown stamper for the idea! Hope you enjoy!

  • Cut from Basic Black CS:       5 1/2" x 8 1/2"   score at 4 1/4"     (card Base)                                                                                           3 pieces- 1 1/2" x 4"'
  • Cut from Whisper White CS:  3 pieces - 1 5/8" x 4 1/16                                                                                                                           4" x 5 1/4" for inside mat
  • Set up a black strip and the fern stamp on the Stamparatus. I found this was the easiest way to guarantee my ferns were precisely in the same spot on page.
  • Use an embossing buddy or a dryer sheet to remove static from card stock by lightly rubbing on.
  • Stamp fern with Versamark then sprinkle with White Stampin' Emboss powder. Tap off extra and heat emboss. Repeat for all 3 panels.
  • Layer black panels onto the white  panels  centering in both directions.
  • Pop up each panel with Stampin' Dimensions and center on card base. This was the hardest part for me! A tip is to start with one of the outside panels. leave a 1/4" border top bottom and side. Do other outside panel same way and THEN do the center!
  • Adhere remaining white panel to inside of card. I decorated mine with just a thin strip (1/4") of black card stock to the top and left side. Add a sentiment. 
 I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to create one of your own. You may post your card pictures in my Facebook group, Dreamer's Stamping Klub.

 On this eve of our countries Independence Day, I am Dreamin' of unity of our country and keep Dreamin' too!

Pammie Kay

Supply List 

As always I have added direct links to my store, where you may purchase the products you need. When prompted, use the Hostess code HVT2JYWZ. During July when you order a minimum of $50 (before tax and shipping) Stampin' Up! will send you a $5 coupon to be used on purchases in August. DO NOT use host code if you are ordering $150 or more (before taxes & shipping). you become your own hostess and will earn Reward Points. 


  1. What a beautiful card! I may have to dig out my embossing tools.

  2. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you play along with the challenge on the Facebook. Just follow the links!


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