Sunday, November 8, 2009

CAS40 - Black Tie Christmas

I love making Christmas cards with non-traditional colors, and when I sat down to make a card for this week's CAS challenge, I thought it would be fun to do just that. The challenge? Use white + one other color on a card. For this card, I chose black as my additional color and this it what I came up with:

I stamped the main snowflake image (from Serene Snowflakes in the SU! Holiday Mini) in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. After the ink was dry, I used my VersaMark ink pad to cover the entire panel with ink and then I embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, which gives the snowflake an incredible sparkle. The picture really doesn't do it justice!

I took another picture, trying to capture the loveliness:

I used my Basic Black marker and my "Peace, Love, Joy" stamp from All Holidays for the sentiment. I inked up just the "Peace" part of the stamp and used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to for placement. Want to play along? Hop on over to the CAS challenge forum and check it out!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark
Accessories: Iridescent Ice ep, heat gun, Basic Black wide grosgrain ribbon


LMN said...

Ooooooo!! Lovely & very elegant!

Olga said...

Very elegant. Great card!