After finishing my black and white cards, I went on to add a little colour and used a simple mask. I was still just sitting at the kitchen table with only ink, stamps and card and not in the craft room. So these really are easy flat no fuss cards and (as one craft friend pointed out) the flat cards are way cheaper to post.
once the chalk ink had dried, i stamped over the card with black archival ink.
where the "birds on a branch" stamp was too short for my needs, i just used a watercolour black pencil to draw in the extra length.
Katzelkraft stamps used.
small bird from the Paris monument set.