Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things Aren’t Always Black & White

...Or Are They?
Just as in life, there are always some grey areas, and this card uses a clean and classic design playing on high contrast b&w colors with a grey pinstripe patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs as a neutral background. The punch and verse are both from Stampin Up!®.
The graphic is a digi stamp design from my Hip & Happy set, available for purchase on www.mygrafico.com.

Also using digi art from the Hip & Happy set, this next birthday card introduces aqua as an accent color to make the designs pop. I used the swirled element in this set colorized in white to create the black & white border strip. That is the exciting thing about working with the editable eps files in Illustrator...you can colorize them to what you want them to be or simply print in b&w or shades of grey added, as shown here for equally fun results.

A close up view of the border and digi art.
Border and Celebrate You verse from Stampin’ Up!®


Karin said...

I love the clean lines of these cards and the second one with the blue is just fab too!

Diana said...

ALWAYS love black and white. Thanks for sharing friend!

Susan Stringfellow said...

oh I really like the grey with black and white - what a great idea. Beautiful cards as always. I have to think of grey more, thats neat.