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Perfectly Penciled in Black and White

Black and White Faves for Chess Day

Is it okay to celebrate International Chess Day when I’ve never played a game? But I did watch all of The Queen’s Gambit. Does that count?

The Queen’s Gambit is a miniseries that follows the career of a female chess prodigy named Beth. I really enjoyed the episodes and was fascinated by her outfits as they were inspired by the chess board and pieces.



So, I decided to make a card today in only black and white using chess as my inspiration.

I love making black and white cards and with paper like the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper you can’t go wrong. I just added a few layers and a greeting. And there are other fabulous papers to inspire your black and white creativity today and every day.








Above are three of my favourite black and white products. Click on the photo to see more information on each item .



I love the new Painted Posies 3D Embossing Folder. It is gorgeous! Simple but elegant flowers are embossed onto the cardstock and were a great match for the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper flowers.


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