Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas in Black and White - Sunny Challenges #58/12

Making a card in black and white only was definitely a challenge for me.  But that, along with a sketch challenge was the additional challenge with Sunny Challenges here 
I had to let the idea sit with me for a couple of days before I finally decided on a card.  Hope you like it.

 

Technique:  The base card is Basic Black layered with Whisper White which was embossed with the starburst embossing folder and then embossed with iridescent ice embossing powder.
The designer paper is from the neutrals paper pack.
The focal image was embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock.  If you look carefully you can see tiny pearls along the outside of the snowflake and in the middle.  The black cardstock was matted with white card stock and sponged slightly with black ink so that it would stand out againt the white embossed layer.  I also took the image and tilted it at an angle.
The bow had a white button tied around it with White Baker's Twine - basically to hide the white dots which is what is on the other side of the ribbon (and  I didn't want to show)

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Versamark, Basic Black
Papers: Basic Black, Whisper White, Black designer paper
Accessories: Starburst embossing folder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, White embossing powder, Pearls, 3/8" basic black scalloped dotted ribbon, Modern Word Label punch, White button, white baker's twine, dimensionals, glue dots.
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