Sunday, September 16, 2012


There's a challenge over at Cas-ual Fridays using two of my favorite colors-black and white, with an added color of your choice, mine was RED!

I'm trying to get myself in the holiday spirit and get a head-start on projects, so I chose to make a Christmas card.  I've had this set for quite some time (probably even last year) and haven't used it.

I inked the image first in white ink then versamark and heat embossed onto black card stock.  The image is so pretty I thought it deserved to stand alone and the white ink just made it pop.  However, I couldn't resist the urge to add some bling to those tiny little berries so I added tiny drops of Dazzling Details (kinda like Stickles), which then gave me the idea to add the red glitter ribbon behind the main image (don't you love it when one thing you do makes you think of something else)?  I  then adhered everything to a white card base  which had been dry embossed and I was done!

I'm really liking the way this card turned out, hope you do to.  I'd love to hear your thoughts too.  I appreciate hearing from you, come on-leave a comment.

SU Beautiful Season stamp set
White/black card stock
white ink/white embossing powder
Ribbon Die from PTI
SU Red glitter paper/Dazzling Details
SU Embossing folder


Carol L said...

Your card looks fabulous! I love the image stamped in white on black, and the red bling picks up the glittered panel beautifully! NJ!

Diane - said...

Nancy this is a stunning card. I love the set, but I really like how you did the white heat emboss. I also LOVE the touch of bling on the berries. The red glimmer banner is the finishing touch for sure. Lovely.

Jenny said...

Nancy you're off to a great start with your Christmas cards. I love this image stamped in's like etched glass and the sparkling berries are the perfect pop of colour too :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Nance Leedy said...

What a great idea to add the dazzling details to the berries! It really pops off the black and this image is beautiful embossed in white! The textured bg is perfect for the holidays too! Beautiful card! xoxo