Tuesday 15 November 2011

Black & White plus One

Hi Bloggers.

Today I'm sharing a card which has the same layout as the Black & White Christmas Card in an earlier post. I had so many lovely comments that I thought I'd use the same layout for the Allsorts Challenge Week 129 - Black and White Plus One.

I've chosen red as my 'plus one'. Here's the card -

I stamped the Tatty Button Tree onto some white card using Jet Black Archival and embossed it with clear powder. I coloured in some of the buttons with Cosmic Shimmer Scarlet Flame Drawing Ink and then cut the image out using the largest of the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles dies.

Next I stamped the button poinsettia stamp from the Tatty Button Poinsettias set randomly all over a 7" square piece of white card. I coloured in the buttons on the poinsettias with the Scarlet Flame Drawing Ink.

I put a piece of black card into the Creative Expressions Lattice Embossing Folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug.

I assembled these three pieces as shown. Then I ran a piece of Hi-Tack tape along the top and ruffled some Basque Red Vintage Ribbon along it. I then added the whole of the design to an 8" x 8" black card blank.

I made a bow from the Basque Red Vintage Ribbon. I cut 2 sets of the smallest 3 layers from the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettias die set in white card. I inked through the die with Black Soot Distress Ink. I assembled the poinsettia and added a red button. I glued it to the bow and added a couple of the Creative Expressions White Pearl Stick Pins.

Finally, I did a bit of fancy faux stitching around the edges of the black card with a white Inkssentials pen.

I'm also sharing this card at Make It Monday #63.

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Wow, this is just gorgeous Julia, it has a real feel of elegance to it.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts Challenge this week and good luck.

    B x

  2. This is really gorgeous hun, love your poinsettia and ruffled ribbon. I saw it on MIM and glad I popped in.

  3. Beautiful card I love the tree made of buttons and the splash of red works well with the black and white...

    Thanks for playing in our Black and white plus one challenge at Allsorts...

    Emma xxx

  4. Stunning card Julia, so much detail and thought has gone into this, it's beautiful! Love the gorgeous image, the colour combo is perfect and that poinsettia with ruffled ribbon is amazing!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  5. Gorgeous card hun, I love this colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

  6. OH WOW WOW WOW!!! I adore this creation honey!!
    So much work has gone into this and the effort had truly paid off!
    I'm going to have to steal one of my children's words now - lol - but this is totally awesome!! Smiles.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.

  7. Wow this card is absolutely stunning!! Just the red with the black and white really makes it stand out!! I LOVE this colour combination! Beautiful!
    Saw your card on MIM!
    Nat -x-

  8. How fun is this? Totally fun! Love the black, white and red look. The ribbon is so awesome too. So glad I saw it over at Make It Monday.

  9. What a gorgeous christmas card in red and white. Love the christmas three. Glad I spotted you at MIM;) Bettina xx

  10. Lovely, Reds a great colour to go with the B&W, Saw this on MIM.. Hugs Samantha :)

    Ps sharing some love candy on my blog if your interested :)

  11. congratulations hun I have picked you as my card of the week.
    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for MIM.xx


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