Color Coordinates: Black!


Some may feel black is dark and gloomy, but I consider it to be an elegant Neutral!

Black 600

Simon Says Stamp Black 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Premium Dye Ink
Glitz Black & White 6×6 Paper Pack
Glitz Friday Love Washi Tape
My Mind’s Eye Record It! Charmed 6×6 Paper Pack
My Mind’s Eye Record It! All Things Washi Tape
Prima Everyday Vintage #1 Flair Buttons
We R Memory Keepers Neutral Enamel Shapes
Kaiser Black Rhinestones
Kelly Purkey I Did It Again Stickers
Kelly Purkey Black Number Stickers
Copic Sketch Marker Slate BV29

Simon Says Stamp Black is dreamy! A very rich black perfect for using on invitations, cards and projects. Black is a neutral that can be paired with browns and rich reds for a vintage look. You can also use it with white, greys and other bright tones for a more graphic appeal.

I’ve found some fun product for the Color Coordinates Black to inspire you to use it as a base for other colors. I’ve put together a video of my walk through and explanation of my card.

To start my card off, I created a black top folding card and added a panel of grey pattern paper from the Glitz Black & White paper pad.

Shari Carroll CC Black

I started adding layers by using the Kelly Purkey Number stickers to create a little count down, then continued with strips of paper and My Mind’s Eye washi tape.

Shari Carroll CC Black D1

To add my greeting, I used the Tiny Tag Dies and stamped “UR Amazing” from the Tiny Tag word set. I finished things of with some enamel shapes and gems.


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  1. Black is always so classy! Love the collection you have put together ( especially the star washi). I follow the blog by email.

  2. The colour features are such a brilliant concept–I wonder if these videos could be somehow tagged on the SSS shopping site? Or the project lists and concept cards somehow high-lighted so that if you clicked on one of the products, when shopping, the whole color coordinate link would appear, for inspiration.
    Anyway, Shari is a continual genius. I struggle to use alpha stickers–here is a great way! Also strips of paper as accents. Lovely!

  3. Black is one of my go-to neutrals! It’s a bold one so things don’t get lost when you pair them next to this color!

  4. BEAUTIFUL black coordinates Shari!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing them, especially two of my favourites, the Glitz Black & White and the Kaisercraft Rhinestones :)
    Black and White are my go-to colours and I use them a lot, I like using numbers too but never thought to have a countdown like yours – THANK YOU for sharing your fabulous card & inspiration too!!!

  5. This is a wonderful black colour collection! A touch of black can add drama and elegance to your cards.

  6. I think this is my favorite series in the SSS blog posts…what to do with all my stuff! So helpful – thank you!

  7. It’s hard to go wrong with black. It’s so classy, and it makes everything else just really pop.

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