Birthday Card Design – Black and White With Pop of Color

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You will use this birthday card design – black and white based – over and over!

We love card ideas we can use again and again as is or with little modifications and this birthday card design – black and white as the whole base with a single colored element – is a fantastic one to keep around!

Julie started this card by cutting some black and white polka dotted paper with the largest of our Rectangle Stitch Dies and added it to a black panel cut to add a very fine border. She also used our brand new You Script With Shadow die to cut the word from white and black card stock.

And yes – thank you ALL for the wonderful feedback on these dies! There are six in total which you can order here  – You, Friend, Hello, Birthday, Spring, Happy. We specifically designed the shadow to have a finer border than others based on customer feedback and looking at how fast they are flying out the door, apparently we hit the mark! Order yours today because we are sold out of many of the new dies and suspect these will be added to the list shortly!

Back to the card! Julie then used our brand new Birthday Phrases With Flower set and stamped her greeting in black on a scrap of and the flower on a piece of white card stock. PRO TIP: Julie masked off part of the greeting to leave room for the die cut “You” – use a Post-It note or washi tape to cover the area of the stamp you don’t want to show, ink up the stamp, remove the inked cover and stamp! Julie cut the white scrap with another Rectangle Stitch die and repeated that same, fine black mat for the strip.

She colored in her gorgeous carnation with Copics and when it was done, she used her fun “out of the box” die cutting technique without our Oval Stitch Dies to cut the oval but leave the tips of the leaves outside the cutting edge. How fun is that? PRO TIP: Use a technique like this in the rare occasions there aren’t coordinating dies – you still get some fun detail from the shapes but don’t have to fussy cut the whole element. Julie echoed the graphic black and white drama with a scalloped oval cut with our Oval Scallop dies from black card stock and adhered the two together.

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All she had left to do was assemble her elements to create this dramatic card! She adhered her greeting to the right about halfway down, aligned with the right edge of her black mat. PRO TIP: Keeping the mat layers the same width and lining them up this way creates a seamless look. She added her “you” overlapping at the bottom with some foam tape and added her layered oval with the same thickness of adhesive.

What a fun card to make! You can see how you can switch up just about any of the elements on this card and have something that will really pop! Here is what Julie used today to make this project:

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Basic birthday card design – black and white with pops of color – is a classic look and you can just let your amazing creativity take it anywhere you like. Give it a try!

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