If you want your handmade cards to get noticed, you’re going to want to give black and white card making a try! It will instantly add classy OOMPH to your cards. I guarantee!

The surprising thing is…It’s not really JUST black and white you can make! Take a peek.

Black and White Card Making
Black and white cards get instantly noticed!

One of my CASE the Cattie videos a few months ago was all about how to stamp off for card making.

Your solid stamps are going to be your best friend for this technique. And while it’s a great way to add depth to your cards, what if you only have black ink?

How Do I Do It?

Here it is in a nutshell if you are using one colour only as I did for today’s card:

  1. Make sure you have a scrap piece of paper under your work area (the Grid Paper is ideal for this).
  2. Ink your stamp and stamp it off TWO times onto your scrap paper and then stamp it once onto your scrap your card.
  3. Pick up a second stamp, ink it up, then stamp it ONCE onto your scrap paper, then stamp in a different spot on your card. Even if you overlap the images, you’ll see lots of difference in the colour intensity.

What if you’re using more than one colour?

I give you the answer in my video!

Black and White Card Making

Here are all the measurements and supplies to make this cool little card today. Be sure to take a peek at the video for the how-to on arranging the designer paper in the background!

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Basic Black – 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, 2nd piece 1″ x 3 1/2″
  • Basic White – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″”, 2nd piece 4″ x 4″ (inside)
  • Pattern Party DSP – 6 pieces 1″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim ribbon – about 6″
  • Simply Elegant twine (golf) – about 8″
Black and White Card Making
See the video to make this card!

Let’s Make It!

Did you notice one other thing about this card? The DSP strips are overlapping in sort of a higgley-piggley way. I have some tips in the video for how I decide on DSP and then glue it down.

Give CASEing and Stamping Off a Try!

Root out some of you solid stamps and a black stamp pad to give this technique a try. Then have some fun with your black and white DSP (I bet you do have some!) and CASE this card to send a friend.

Pin, print or add any of the supplies I used into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.

Make an envelope to coordinate with your card. This one is made exactly the same as the one in this video but the paper size I started with was 7″ x 9″.

Black and White Card Making
Make a matching envelope to finish off your card

If you’ve never triedblack and white card making why not start with this one where you get all the steps to show you exactly how to make it – have fun!

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