I've always admired cards in black and white but have never really explored the idea before this sketch. The card evolved over the afternoon - the most gorgeous spring day: fine, sunny and nearly 28 degrees. I really should have been in the garden...
The beautiful rose was another first time try. Sometime ago, I found instructions on Pinterest for making a rose using the SU Pansy Punch and it works beautifully. The only thing I did differently was to outline the Tangelo Twist pansy pieces with black marker before making it. The link to the instructions for the rose is here. Here's a closer detail of the rose.
The centre panel is stamped in Dictionary using Basic Gray, then I've used black embossing powder for the "Happy Birthday". The back panel is embossed using the Decorative Dots folder. The tendrils are from an IOS die and because the centre panel is raised, some of the tendrils are hanging in space over the embossed panel.
Thanks for another great sketch!
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Basic Gray, Versamark
Stamps: SU Dictionary, Sassy Salutations
Other: Decorative Dots embossing folder, IOS Die 062-F, Corner rounder punch, Pansy Flower Punch, Black marker pen, Black rhinestones, Black embossing powder.