Black & White Card – the ultimate Monochromatic Color Scheme. As I promised in my Neutrals: What Would We Do Without Them? article, here is this week’s Neutrals-only project. It’s one of my favorite designs.
Basic Black and Whisper White comprise the Monochromatic Color Scheme in this card. The stamp set is retired. I can’t remember its name because it retired several years ago, but it was one of my favorites. However, there are a number of current stamp sets that can substitute very well.
The 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon also retired a couple of years ago, but you could still create it with the remaining Satin Ribbons, which retired this year. Just mix alcohol and Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad Ink Refill or Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill and soak the ribbon in it. You can use this technique for the substitute ribbons as well. I like a 50/50 mixture, no matter how much.
My original card used the regular Whisper White Card Stock for both the card base and the card front. I’m very excited to use Thick Whisper White Card Stock for the card base now.
Sometimes, the Basic Black Archival ink sticks to the regular Whisper White and tears it. The Memento Ink Pad and Refill may be a better choice. You would need the Archival ink for watercoloring, but this is Black & White, no color! You may also find the Thick Whisper White works better with the Archival Ink.
Product Lists, including Substitutes
- Artistically Asian Wood-Mount Stamp Set 
- Artistically Asian Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
- Falling Flowers Wood-Mount Stamp Set 
- Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
- Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 
- Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill 
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad 
- Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Refill 
- Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock 
- Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock 
Tools & Adhesive
Ribbon & Trim
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