Nov 18 2010
This week my Christmas thoughts all seem to be in black and white. I did a Christmas card consultation yesterday with Michelle and we designed a photo card that she will be sending out as her holiday cards. The family photo had all of them in black t-shirts so it seemed natural to use black and white for the card. It turned out great!
And this week I have also been preparing for my Black and White Christmas card class which is tonight. I have a few more spaces if you want to attend. Please e-mail me. The class fee is $25 and we are making 12 cards. Can’t make it? Watch for the class instructions to go on sale tomorrow.
Although not a traditional colour combination for Christmas, I think there is a certain elegance in black and white cards. Even for Christmas.
For this card, I used the Holiday Happiness stamp set. I really like this cute little stamp set and the price is right at only $14.95 for clear mount and $17.95 for wood mount. If you haven’t ordered supplies yet for your Christmas cards, this stamp set is a great choice.
Instead of stamping the ornaments onto the branches, I decided to add rhinestones. And since I was adding bling to the card, I decided to go all out and use silver cardstock and embossing powder as well as the Silver Tinsel Trim from the Holiday Mini catalogue. Thanks Kathy for the reminder that I haven’t used this fun product enough!
This is not your usual Christmas Card but I hope you like it!
Stamps: Holiday Happiness (Clear #120792, Wood #120786)
Inks: VersaMark (102283)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Brushed Silver (100712)
Punches: Large Oval 1-3/4" x 7/8" (119855), Scallop Trim Border (118402)
Big Shot: Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824)
Other: Silver Tinsel Trim (120994), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Heat Tool (100005), Embossing Buddy (103083), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Holiday Happiness Stamp Set, Set of 6
Clear $14.95, #120792
Wood $17.95, #120786
Pages 31 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
Don’t think it, ink it!