Monday 7 November 2011

Black & White Christmas Card

Hi Bloggers,

Today I have a black and white Christmas Card to share with you.

Using Shimmerlux White card (from Creative Expressions), I stamped the reindeer from the Creative Expressions Traditional Christmas Designs 3 stamp set in Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle embossing powder. This powder is so lovely - it sparkles in many different colours (you can see better in the close-up). I cut the image out using the largest of the Spellbinders Fleur De Lys Squares dies.

I put a piece of black card through the Cuttlebug with the Creative Expressions Lattice embossing folder.

I cut a larger piece of the Shimmerlux card and randomly stamped the snowflake from the Creative Expressions Christmas Swirl stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

I assembled these three pieces and then ran a strip of Super Sticky tape along the top. I ruffled some Black Vintage Ribbon along the tape and then added some Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue to make sure the ribbon would stay in place.

I cut the first 3 layers of the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias out using the Shimmerlux card and inked through the die with black Adirondack ink. I repeated this so I had 2 sets. I assembled the poinsettia and added a black button in the centre.

I tied a bow with the Black Vintage Ribbon, added it to the ribbon border, glued the poinsettia to the bow and added a couple of Creative Expressions White Pearl Stick Pins.

The design was then secured to a black 8" x 8" card. Finally, I did a bit of faux stitching around the edges of the black card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Buttons
Penny Black and More - November Challenge
Make it Monday #62

Hope you like the card.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very stylish card Julia. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More hope to see you next time too.
    Lynn x

  2. Hi Julia,
    so stylish and gorgeous card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More, good luck;-))m

  3. Very elegant in the black and white..lovely card...

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  4. How very elegant Julia.

    And love the poinsettia, I have found it such a useful die this Christmas, have bopangs of gulit abut buying this one.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Penny Black and More this month and good luck.

    B x

  5. This is very elegant Julia. I love the textures and patterns on this card.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and more this month.
    Clare x

  6. What an eye catching card Julia. Everything works beautifully together to make this stunning card. Just Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining our challenge this month at penny Black and more.
    Good luck in the prize draw and we look forward to seeing your next creation in our December challenge.


  7. I love the sticking black and white color combo. Your card is beautiful. I love that poinsettia and the die cut you have used for your image. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  8. I have already commented on your card but saw it again on the make it Monday blog and just had to say once again that it is truly stunning.


  9. Saw this on MIM hun, what a gorgeous card, love the black and white!
    Marjorie xx

  10. I saw you project on Make it Monday and had to drop by!!


  11. This is just gorgeous.Saw it over at

  12. Oh how gorgeous!!! Love your black and white Christmas card as well as the flower and stick pins. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  13. STUNNING Julia..Love the black and white.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

  14. Hi Julia I do love your card, I adore the Black and White theme very very elegant. Wonderful design papers and embellishments. Awesome card great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  15. Oh this is amazing chick. How adorable and the colours are really fab. You can't beat black and white. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  16. Very elegant and just downright beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  17. The B&W is atunning, so glad I saw it on MIM>

  18. What a great card! I love the image and the pins you used! I saw it on MIM. Hugs, Hanneke


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