I used True Black Cardstock to make my card base. The background panel is made from a designer paper that I found a few months ago at Michaels while we were visiting our daughter and her family in Dallas. I wish I had gotten a couple more sheets as this is a great one for men. It doesn't photograph all that well, but it's not terrible either. This paper is printed with the grey scale triangle pattern but is also a gold shimmer cardstock. So I pulled in the gold stars and banner for a really classic look. It's not too feminine but not too manly either; it's just a nice balance.
The stars are cut using an old Cookie Cutter Die set from Quickutz, the Banner is from Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale: Quilted and the Congrats is from Winnie and Walter's The Big, The Bold & You Die Cuts.
This was a very fast and easy card to make and the Black White & Gold make a very striking combination. Anytime I use a dark colored card base, I always cut a Stitched Rectangle Panel to to go on the inside of the card so I don't have to try to find a white pen that works to write a note.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'm still trying to get back in the groove and catch up from a 2 week vacation. There were a few blog posts that went live while I was at CHA so be sure to check out those blog posts for my projects.