Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Black and white Christmas


I thought I would try something a little different with this card, not sure I have ever made a black and white Christmas card before. I inked the Inkylicious sentiment with white ink on black card and diecut it with a MFT wonky stitched oval, embossed the background and added the ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I used Memory Box stitched snowflake dies and added some pearls. After it was made I wished I had used spray and sparkle on the sentiment so I used a Wink of Stella clear pen instead. Does the sparkle show, of course not! it looks lovely and sparkly in real life.

Challenges
Noor! Design UK Christmas in August 
Dream Valley monochrome 
Creative Inspirations Christmas in August 
Winter Wonderland white plus one 
Allsorts at least 2 dies 
Simon Says Monday It's a stitch up (stitched dies) 
Sweet Stampin' no designer papers

38 comments:

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Great black and white card!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

meg said...

Dramatic and very effective colourway great card

Juls said...

Very stylish card xx

Debra K. said...

Beautifully elegant Christmas card Marianne! Really love your card design. The lovely sentiment looks gorgeous white on black. It is so difficult to get the photo to show glitter especially Wink of Stella. Debra x

Christine Harrop said...

I like the chalkboard effect Marianne. Great Christmas card. Christine x

misteejay said...

This is lovely Marianne.
I've used navy & white for Christmas cards but I don't think I've ever used B&W. Your card looks fabulous.
Toni xx

Isobel said...

Fabulous card. Love black/white my favourite card colours ! Xx

Glennis said...

Black and white is so elegant - a lovely card

Janice said...

Really nice black and white card, something different for Christmas!
Janice x

Pollard Carole said...

So classy this iis a very elegant card Love and hugs Carole x

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous! x

Bad Kitty said...

great card!
Fiki 🐈

Erika said...

I love a B & W card Marianne, love your black board effect and the yummy ribbon.

Hugs Erika. x

brenda said...

As always a lovely creation to feast our eyes on today Marianne.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and the black and white themed colours are gorgeous...x{aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely display Marianne, for our current challenge, use more than TWO dies, great card, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]


Neva Zver said...

Wauuuuu……Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Dream Valley challenge.Neva DT

scrAPpamondo said...

beautiful unusual card, very elegant!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This looks lovely in black and white, always a fan if the chalkboard technique.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

Very nice card. Love the embossed background and colour combo.
Valerija xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutley stunning sweetie :0) hugs Pops x

Sammy said...

Love the elegant B&W colours. I'm pretty sure I've never done that combo either, but it works! x

Sarah said...

A fantastic design Marianne xx

LOU said...

Wow Marianne! What a stunning card. I love the black and white and all the details.
Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Lou DT xo

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful card very effective in black and white, shame the sparkle does show, I bet it looks amazing.
Hugs Julie xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Love black and white Christmas cards and this is beautiful.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Marianne, love the black and white colour scheme
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Marianne, a lovely black and white design.
Pauline
x
My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

Rene said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck,
Rene

Donna Mosley said...

Love this Marianne, the chalkboard stamping looks so effective.

Carol S. said...

Love it! Great sentiment and black and white is brilliant. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy X

Pat K said...

I'm liking your B&W Christmas card Marianne...so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

NGCARDS said...

Another fantastic festive creation! Loving the monochrome theme.
Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Marianne, this is gorgeous!! I love the chalkboard sentiment. Such a fabulous take on our 'No Designer Series Paper' challenge. So stunning. Lovely to see your card pop up in the challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Sammy said...

Just popping back in with my DT cap on to say: Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely Christmas card in the Sweet Stampin’ No Designer Paper Challenge!

Carole said...

Super card, thanks for playing along with our Monochrome Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx