06 August 2018

Black & White Christmas - die cutting, embossing

The simple elegance of black and white makes a very distinctive Christmas Card. My card features dies and stamps by Impression Obsession.

Putting It Together 

I often to combine challenges sometimes to give myself an additional challenge. Black and white with no other colour and Christmas were the challenges I wanted to combine, very non-traditional colour scheme. The end results, though, is very elegant.

I die cut two of the sleigh and reindeer from heavy black cardstock.

After gluing and stacking the sleigh die cut, I went over it with Wink of Stella for a subtle glittery look.

I cut a panel of embossed cardstock from Stampin' up and dry fit the sleigh with the sentiment.

I embossed the sentiment to stand up better to the embossed background.

Inside, I  stamped the sentiment and embellishments with black on a white pearl panel. When using a dark card base, I always add a white or light coloured pane.



Impression Obsession: Christmas in July
Dies R Us: Black and White
Fab 'n' Funky: Christmas in July
Addicted to Stamps and More: Holiday
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: Embossing


  1. Your card is perfectly CAS and darling! So glad you linked up to the DRU "Black & White" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  2. What a simply fabulous idea for a holiday card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Black & White’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Great contrast with the embossing and the silhouette image. Thank you for joining in the Anything Christmas Challenge with an optional theme of Wet or Dry Embossing at CHNC

  4. Such a pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT


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