Friday, 1 February 2019

Black and white Valentine's day card with colour-pop

Hello everyone, it's February 1st and we have a new challenge at the Country View Challenges. The theme is Black and white (plus one additional colour if you need) and the lovely Sue will be your hostess.

For this challenge, I made a black and white Valentine's day card adding the red colour as a plus. 

The first layer of this card was stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink using Stampers Anonymous Dots&Floral stamp set by Tim Holtz (CMS220).

I inked the edges with Black Soot ink and placed on a black rectangle cutout.

The gentleman was cut out from black textured cardstock with Sizzix Bigz die, Festive Gent by Tim Holtz.

For the third layer, I used one of the pattern paper from the Christmas Paper Stash by Tim Holtz.

The little hearts were cut out from red textured cardstock using the Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz.

For the flowers, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz.

The text is part of the Crazy Talk stamp set (CMS236) and was stamped with Jet Black Archival ink.

I also used four brads from the Idea-Ology Long Fasteners. 

If you have a black and white project, please don't hesitate to join our challenge where you can win a £20 voucher of the Country View Crafts.

With my card, I would like to join the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by!!!


  1. Nice and stylish Valentine card, Monika! Very effective use of the colour scheme too! xx

  2. He is great turned into a flower bearing Valentine Monika! Fab design xx

  3. Oh this is wonderful Monika, I love the Festive Gent, but I only tend to use him at Christmas - not anymore, he looks wonderful here with his bouquet! Have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  4. Spectacular creation! I love it. The contrasts in the paper choice and then the red really make this special. Hugs Debsxx

  5. Love b/w with red ! Gorgeous card ! Corrie xx

  6. Wow - those romantic roses really do pop against the b&w. Great use of the striding man for a really eye-catching Valentines card.
    Alison x

  7. This is wonderful Monika - I would never have thought of using this for valentines - thankyou! Hugs rachel x

  8. Oh my goodness! What an absolutely genius idea to use the festive gent as a romantic gent! I would've never thought to do that and I love the end result. The colors pack a punch and the composition is simple but stunning. Thanks for inspiring me to use my dies in more than one way! And thanks for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. This is a wonderful card - perfect!

  10. This card is so beautiful dear Monika! The gentleman with the flowers looks amazing! Love it!
    Hugs Evelyn xx


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