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4/27/2014

Christmas Card Black & White

Happy Sunday & Welcome. Today's challenge theme at the Christmas Club is Black & white plus one other color, and chosen by our Miss Karen P. The Christmas Card Club is a group of ladies who have a challenge every 2 weeks (or fortnight as is the British terminology). So here's my card for this challenge:



- 2006 Stampendous stamp inked with Colorbox white pigment ink, stamped & embossed with Hero Arts White embossing powder. Die cut with Opulent Ovals (S5-160).

- B&W mat cut with next larger size of Opulent Ovals. This background was created with white cardstock & black Pan Pastel stenciling, set with a fixative spray. (Reminder: use this spray in a well ventilated area).

- outer black mat created by tracing outline of the previous die and hand cutting (faux mat).

- card front is from a 6x6 Authentique Irresistible collection - which consists of black & white pattern papers.

- Joanna Sheen Britannia sentiment dies - & red glitter ribbon. Red Rhinestones (for + one other color).

This was a challenge for me, as I had never made a black & white Christmas card before..so a bit out of my comfort zone. It was fun though.

Edit: Thanks to Miss Lynn for suggesting that this Black & White + one other color be submitted over at Digi Haven for their color challenge. I did it! What nice folks blogging friends are...they have your back and isn't that great?

Thanks for your visit today. I hope it's a beautiful afternoon where you may be in the world. Hugs.

38 comments:

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a stunning card !!! Beautiful color combinations that was chosen !!!! I love everything about this lovely card Mary !!! Hope you have a wonderful day !
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Beautiful embossing Mary, the striking black and white with red details is fantastic.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Clevercrafter said...

Lovely card Mary and you chose my favourite colour, red.
Lorraine

Lizzie said...

Gorgeous !!! Hugs xx

Redanne said...

Very elegant and very beautiful, I love the red against the black and white and the stenciling is fantastic. I think this might be my new favourite of your cards Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

Carol L said...

I love the reverse silhouette image in white on a black background! It looks fantastic with all the sparkle of the red and silver! Very pretty and I've come to enjoy a black, white, & red Christmas card through the years, because it's such a striking contrast! NJ!

Rita said...

Fabulous card Mary. Looks so pretty too. Hugs Rita xxx

Karen Petitt said...

You have made a really stunning B&W card Mary - the red touches are perfection! Well done on creating such a beautiful card Karen x

Sue said...

This is lovely Mary beautiful embossing and the red really pops!!! huggles Sue xx

rachel said...

hiya mary - love your card - its a great colour combo - it doesn't look as though you were out of your comfort zone - wonderful make! Big Hugs Rachel x

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Mary. I have made a Christmas card or two in black and white and really liked it/them.
The red is perfect with it. I love that beautiful image in white against the black.

It has been very dark here for an hour or more. The storms are coming. It will be really bad tomorrow. Hope I don't have to shut down my puter.....probably will.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the stunning black and white image!! It is just so beautiful!! The pops of red are fabulous!! Love this!! And how awesome to have a Christmas card done already!! Have a wonderful Sunday evening my friend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jean Straw said...

This is a super card Mary, I love the sparkly red touches on the black and white card, and the oval dies are lovely too.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous card Mary. what a wonderful stamped image...I really need to embrace heat embossing more! lol

I always love the look on the blogs I visit...it looks so crisp and showcases the stamped image so well. Good for you for being brave enough to fussy cut that outer layer. Sometimes I am in the mood to Fussy cut as I usually find it relaxing...but others...oh my...I can really goof them up!!! lol

Mrs A. said...

I struggled making a Christmas card from black and white too! You have made a lovely one here with your splash of red . Hugs Mrs A.

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant in the black and white! Love this image and the bit of red!

Irish Cherokee said...

A stellar job Mary. A touch or red makes it feel like a Christmas card. I would sing Jingle Bells but I don't want to scare any other commenter away.

Gail said...

This looks elegant!
Love the pop of red!
Catching up here!
Glad you enjoyed the DD visit.
Previous posts are wonderful!

Donna Ellis said...

Happy Christmas, Mary! Very classic with the B&W and red! I especially like the textured red band! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

Very pretty! Love the pop of red on this beautiful Christmas card! You need to scoot over to Digi Haven and enter it in our challenge of black, white, and one other color! It would be perfect.
Hope all those awful storms have missed y'all!
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful card, Mary! A vintage delight!! Hugs, Darnell

Asha said...

Stunning colour combo, Mary. Can't go wrong with a little red for Christmas. I struggled to find the 3rd colour for my card too... but you really rocked this one. Hope you are well.
hugs, Asha

Hazel said...

Very pretty and those touches of red just finish it beautifully. Hazel x

Karen B said...

Lovely card Mary. Love this silhouette image and how different to do it in white rather than the normal black.....really effective.

Karen x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Mary, I love your design.
Kevin xx

dutchess said...

love that image Mary...I can see you enjoyed this challenge.....perfect touch of the red! xxxxx

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Mary - I love the silhouette of white on black - it looks soooo good! The splash of red really makes it stand out as well. Beautiful!!!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is gorgeous Mary. Love that die cut - haven't seen that one before! You got a nice crisp image with your embossing too - kudos. The background with the pan pastels and stencil? Never done that either, but it really does give a great result. Super card.

Christine Harrop said...

I really love the red as your third colour Mary, very Christmas-sy. And a gorgeous stamp too. Hugs Christine xx

Sandy said...

Very elegant Mary and I love the old fashion image. I guess I am supposed to say "vintage"!
We are expecting tons of rain - will not hurt my feeling as the woods have been so dry and the pollen is probably at its peak now.
Sandy xx

Hazel said...

I love the touches of red with the black and white for Karen's CCC challenge (don't forget that you could add this for CHNC challenge extra for April and also for Completely Christmas - we'd love to see it there too) x

Petra Swart said...

Love your B&W and red, Mary!! Such a lovely image and dies!! Beautifully put together!!
Greetings from Africa!!

Brenda said...

Oh Momma Mary, this card is simply stunning! The pops of red are so striking against the black and white color combo. I so love how you did your stenciling!! Oh yes, this is a stunning Christmas card for sure! Hugs

Sheila H said...

Beautifully done, Mary. Your card is breathtaking. Your dies and stenciling are just magical n

Susan (rainy) said...

Such an elegant card with the black and white and touches of red.. Beautiful!

Pat said...

This is a lovely Stampendous stamp Mary, and it is beautifully enhanced by that great shaped die cut mat, and the white layer stencilled with black Pan Pastel works perfectly with that pretty patterned paper in the background. The red introduced with the ribbon, gemstones and die cut sentiment is a pretty pop of colour with the black and white. A beautiful card. x

Pippa said...

I really like the black and white on this and the splash of red makes it pop.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Black & White makes such an elegant card and it works for Christmas too (although, like you, I'm of the who'd have thought? mindset).

I can't believe I haven't visited in so long!!!