the card base is Basic Black. The white strip embossed with the lattice embossing folder and using the scallop edge border punch to scallop each side. The buttons are 1/4" circles punched from black card stock. Add a pearl colored with black sharpie to the center to get the button look. The bow tie is actually made from cardstock. Interested in attending our next retreat on Cape Cod? Join my team! You can check out a video with information about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator here. You can join my team by clicking on the Join Here. Have questions? Feel free to give me a call or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I support demos not close to me via skype or web chats. My group has a Yahoo database that we use to share ideas, documents and class information! Have a great weekend!