Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Double D Challenge: Black and White Only

Hello!  It's time to usher in a new Double D challenge.  You won't see much color here today as our challenge theme is Black and WhiteNo other color allowed.  That was a hard one for me in some ways, easy in others.  Hard because I like color, easy because it narrows down the choices and, therefore, decisions.  My card:





Our inspiration board:




A prize:




I relied on texture to make the card more interesting.  First time use of the Darice Butterfly Swirls embossing folder which I've had for quite a while.  No idea why I waited so long, sheesh.  In the end I like this card a lot, but my favorite part is the cute little black and white flowers.




Come along to Double D and see the team's brilliant use of black and white.  Read up on the easy challenge rules and benefits, and then play along.  It'll be fun!  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Fiskars Maka a Wish Quotes  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, black  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories:  Darice Butterfly Swirls embossing folder, pearls, flower punch  Dies:  Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Impression Butterfly Set, Impression Obsession Leaf Cluster

22 comments:

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Leslie, one of the most elegant color combination is Black and White and you created a gorgeous card with these colors.
I love the sentiment, which I think it's true, LOL!! and those tiny butterflies add a touch of whimsy to your beautiful design.
Love that awesome embossing folder too.
Great challenge, I'll see you in the gallery, 😉
Sending hugs, my friend.
XO
Maria.

Sherri said...

Awesome card, Leslie! Gorgeous, elegant and stunning! Love the embossed background and that sentiment is perfect! A truly wow card!!

Vicki said...

Such an elegant card, Leslie! Those tiny flowers are fabulous. The oval die works really well with the design of the embossing folder. Just beautiful!

Diane said...

Beautifully created Leslie!! Love the design and those cute little flowers are the perfect addition. Embossing folders sure add a lot don't they (when we remember to use them) and this one is perfect in every way for your card!
Hope your rain has stopped, we are finally getting some good weather here..60's (though we had snow flurries Sunday night...that's Michigan for you!)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so very gorgeous. Your black and white combination is so elegant looking. Beautiful use of dies.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Leslie! Cute birthday card! Such a pretty sentiment, and your tiny butterflies in vellum looks so pretty with the little black beads to match those darling tiny flowers with the same centers! Everything true to scale, it's a lovely card! hugs, de

Yogi said...

very nice. love the way you did it. Subtle black. lots of texture. Have a great day

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. I agree about the cute flowers and equally cute butterflies.I love the sentiment too.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Your card is class and elegance in every way Leslie, from the lovely butterflies to the pretty embossed background you’ve set them on!

pam said...

Beautiful elegant card Leslie, love butterflies and just B/W.
Pam x

Donna Phelan said...

.....and brings a bottle of wine..... lol Great sentiment. Your card is fabulous, I love the partial embossing texture, looks beautiful and adds so much interest. The layering of your oval die cuts is so pretty too! Dainty flowers and butterflies make for great accents too! Just lovely!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a pretty card. I love black and white only in a card. Your embossing folder with the butterflies is so neat especially with the butterflies on the card! Again - great sentiment!

Darlene said...

LOL ... I knew this was going to be a difficult challenge for you ... with the lack of color .., but you came through it with flying colors! BEAUTIFUL creation my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

classically elegant card, the black and white theme looks gorgeous:)

Cindy Beach said...

OH, I would have a hard time with this challenge. Your card is beautifully done, the texture is wonderful and I agree -the small flowers are my favorite too! The butterflies are so elegant.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful embossing to go with your sweet little butterflies, the vellum over the black is a great look and yes your little flowers are very sweet with it. Great sentiment!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful textures and elegant black and white CAS Card design, Leslie. TFS Hugs...Nancy

A gorgeous sunny day today. I got in a hike and fun crafting with beautiful sunshine streaming thru the windows and open door:-) Hugs..P.S. Denny left this a.m. for a 4 day, 3 night backpack:-)

Barbara said...

I adore that sentiment it is so true! I love the oval die, and as a matter of fact, I just used mine yesterday. So much texture.

Margaret said...

Very beautiful without any color. Your design and sentiment speak volumes!

Evelyn S. said...

This is another elegant card. The design of the embossing folder works perfectly with the oval die and the sentiment. Those little white flowers with the black centers and leaves are the perfect accent.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous monochrome card -love the sentiment and beautiful embossing
Carol x

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my dear, this is simply FABULOUS!!! This is such a great Mood Board and you have captured its essence perfectly. I love everything about your card, from the awesome greeting to the double layered butterflies. Using the vellum is GENIUS!!!

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