I like the sharp contrast of black and white cards but find it very hard to use for an everyday card; however I worked the theme into what I consider to be an elegant Halloween card. I wanted to create an old fashioned funerary announcement look for this Halloween card.
To create the card I started by black embossing a floral medallion stamp (somewhat funerary in look and feel) from "Inkadinkado". The medallion was cut out and the cut edge was colored with a black "Sharpie" marker. For the background I used the "CuttleBug' Swiss dot embossing folder to create a soft pattern . To assemble the card I started by mounting the embossed panel on black paper; which was trimmed and in turn mounted to a white card. Next I ran an "Offray" 1/2" wide black ribbon vertically down the card 1 1/4" away from the folded edge. I added the embossed floral medallion using thin raised adhesive dots and a black "Offray" bow. To finish I added a computer generated text printed on an "Avery" clear address label.