How do you use black & white embellishments?

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Posted 10/28/2013 by njbrown in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 280,931
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Posted: 10/28/2013 6:41:56 AM
My black & white labels, journaling cards and diecuts are quite neglected! I need to use some of them up but I dont really want to do a mono-chromatic Black & white layout.

What is your fun way to work a bunch of these into a colorful layout?


PeaNut 561,149
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Posted: 10/28/2013 6:45:15 AM
I've inked the edges of some of my black and white journaling cards to work with whatever colors I had in a LO and that helped work it in.

Black is a good grounding color. What if you used black as the background color and lots of coloured pps with black and white embellishments? I really love that look!
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Posted: 10/28/2013 7:26:01 AM
I agree with StaZyG and would use them on layouts that have bold colors. The contrast of the stark black and white with bright colors can be very appealing.

On this layout, I used black and white to tone down the shocking green in my photos.

I don't think this layout would have popped so much if all of the homemade embellishments were in color.


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Posted: 10/28/2013 7:35:16 AM
I use them as a base area to add embellishments, and you can add pattern paper or stamping in a color that matches the layout to change them up. I also use colored pens to write my journaling on the cards.

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Posted: 10/28/2013 7:46:20 AM
usually with my bw photos

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Posted: 10/28/2013 9:03:58 AM
I mix them with bright accents - like neon
Or with colorful photos for contrast

Or wedding or grad photos always work too

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Posted: 10/28/2013 9:55:40 AM
I've put colored vellum over a black and white journaling card.
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