Beautiful Thistle in Black & White

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share another card using the Beautiful Thistle bundle which is on the retirement list. In life things are not always Black & White but in card making we can do just about anything! So today my card is a twist with basic stamping and some heat embossing. Have I intrigued you yet?

I love the look of this thistle in black and white … it is not only a strong contrast but a I think it’s a sign of strength, so I guess I picked the perfect sentiment.

Start with a 1/2 sheet of Basic White cardstock for your base. Now you will need one each 4″ x 5-1/4″ of Basic White and Basic Black, layer the two pieces together and and then align them onto your paper cutter diagonally and once your two ends are aligned properly … cut!

You will stamp the white craft ink onto the black piece and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Then use the white piece that matches your black and then stamp image in black – align your two pieces and tape together on the back side … I just use scotch tape.

I took the second half of the black sheet and layered it behind the white half of the card front. Once everything is in alignment, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the card front.

Stamp your sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock and then trim the ends diagonally and attach it to the front of the card base using dimensionals. You could add embellishments to the card if you prefer but I felt that it made a bolder statement by leaving it simple.

Thank you for joining me today.

Enjoy your Thursday ~

Yesterday I shared a video with 3 beautiful cards highlighting different ways you can use your Stampin’ Blend markers.  If you purchase the Beautiful Thistle Bundle, I will send you the PDF’s for those 3 cards as a thank you for your purchase. 

Here is a SHOPPING LINK for your convenience:

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Thistle in Black & White

  1. Linda, I absolutely love this card. I’m so glad that I ordered the stamp set on sale. Thanks for sharing.


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