This week, after hearing about Joanne Greslak’s passing, we decided to do a blog hop in her honor. I decided to make a black and white “Thank you” card for all of her years of posting her cards as inspiration for the rest of us crafters. She will be missed by many. This card is simple and goes together quickly. Joanne was a master of “black and white”.
Step 1: Make a base card by scoring an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock at 5.5″ Fold over for a tent fold and trim to 5.5 x 6″.
Step 2: Cut two rectangles from coordinating black and white print cardstock. Cut one (my white and black cheveron) 2″ x 5.75″. The small black and white polka dot measures 3.5″ x 5.75″. Adhere the two together by laying the bigger layer over the lighter so that the result will be 5.25 x 5.75 and will leave an 1/8″ white border on all four edges. Make a bow as shown, and leave enough length on the tails to glue to the back of this layer over where the two rectangles come together. Now adhere this layer to the front of the base card.
Step 3: I used this set to cut the sentiment “Thanks” from this set that I have no idea who the manufacturer is. I bought it on one of the shopping channels. I cut it 4 times from heavy weight black cardstock. I liked the heft of the stacked layers. See a close up below:
The two black dots on either side of the “thanks” is the negative pc, from the “a”.
Step 4: Make 3 daisies with this die set from DoCrafts: I cut two of the larger of the two smallest daisies. I cut one of the smaller of the two. I used white cardstock for the daisy petal pcs. and black for the centers. I made 3 daisies and adhered them to the card as shown.
Here’s another quick look and thank you so much for stopping by my leg of the blog hop!
Thank you Joanne for inspiring so many of us paper crafters. You will be missed!
Other Products Used:
Beacon’s Kids Choice Glue
Michael’s Craft Store. Black and White printed cardstock, ribbon.
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
12 thoughts on “In Her Honor”
this is beautiful, Joanne loved black and white cards and would have loved this. Thanks for participating in our hop today
Joanne’s amazing black and white designs were always some of my favorites!! What a remarkable beauty you have created here in her honor!!
The black and white is great. She’d have loved it.
This is just as gorgeous as can be! So elegant and refined – and a perfect compliment to Joanne love of black and white! Your card is senstational and a beautiful tribute to such a sweet friends!
I love this pretty black and white design done so lovingly for our sweet friend, Joanne.
Such a wonderful black and white card made in honor of our dear friend. She would love how simple, yet elegant, it is.
A very nice tribute to someone who inspired so many with her creativity and willingness to share.
A beautiful black and white card — a perfect tribute to Joanne!
Love it and Joanne would too! Job representing and honoring Joanne well done!
Wow! Just love this!
💝 from Africa!