Friday 16 September 2011

2 Black & White Christmas Tree Trio Cards

When I went to the Glitter Pot Christmas demo weekend I saw a lovely black and white Christmas card that Jackie Huckstepp had made.  It made me want to make some black and white Christmas cards myself!  I know they're probably not everyone's cup of tea but I have a thing for black and white cards, I'm always drawn to them and I think it's a very elegant combo.  I decided to use white card bases and not overdo the black.  Some sparkle was absolutely essential of course!

First up is this sparkly number using the SU! Patterned Pines set which is a retired USA hostess set.  I love the images in this set, the patterned trees and gorgeous snowflake especially!  I embossed a piece of white CS with a snowflake embossing folder, leaving a plain piece at the bottom for a sentiment.  After stamping the trees I patted my VersaMark ink pad all over the panel, sprinkled Stamp 'n Bond powder on, heat set that to get it sticky, sprinkled on the glitter, patted it down with a piece of paper and gave it a quick blast with the heat gun to set the glitter.  I attached the sparkly panel to the black mat with brads and popped it up over the embossed panel.  I stamped the sentiment and before attaching the panel to the card front I wrapped some black swirly sheer ribbon around and tied it in a knot.

Inside I glued a stamped and cut out tree.  The tree image in the Patterned Pines set has three trees on the one stamp, I masked off two and just stamped the one I wanted for inside the card.  I stamped a sentiment, added two poinsettia scrolls and stamped a snowflake on the envelope flap.  The snowflake and poinsettia scroll are also stamps from the gorgeous Patterned Pines set.


I stayed with a trio of trees for my next card but this time I've used die cuts rather than stamps.  The trees were made with two sizes of dies from the Sizzix plain pennants Framelits die set.  I've used patterned papers from the SU! Night and Day pack and I cut strips of black CS for tree trunks.  Again I embossed my white panel with a snowflake folder and left a plain piece at the bottom for a sentiment.  The trees are popped up.  This card got black and white gingham ribbon tied in a bow and the sparkle comes from clear rhinestones.

Inside the card I stamped a sentiment and some of those gorgeous snowflakes.  As I did for the previous card, I stamped a snowflake on the envelope flap but I haven't included that in the photo.

Supplies for glittered trees card:
Stamps: SU! Patterned Pines set, front sentiment from Personal Impressions Christmas Messages clear set, inside sentiment from Stampendous Christmas Wishes clear set
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Tools: Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, paper piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: Stamp 'n Bond powder, SU! Dazzling Diamonds, SU! Vintage Brads, black swirly sheer ribbon, 3d foam tape

Supplies for die cut trees card:
Stamps: Sentiments from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas clear set, snowflakes from SU! Patterned Pines set
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Patterned paper: SU! Night & Day Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Sizzix 'Banners, Pennant Plain' Framelits dies, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Embellishments & accessories: black & white gingham ribbon, clear rhinestones, 3d foam tape



kelly said...

Hi Ruth, I LOVE black and white christmas cards and I can definitely see your triangular tree getting card getting a CASEing!
Kelly xx

liannallama said...

fabulous cards! I really love the B&W it really looks elegant and great for Christmas!

Missing_Pieces said...

Just came across this card on Pinterest. I had to stop by and tell you how much I love it! In fact, I love many of your cards. Really nice work! :D

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