Thursday, November 5, 2009

WOW! Card… A Black Tie Christmas Card!

Black Tie?  Or is it Black and White elegance?  But on a Christmas Card?  How about Halloween paper on a Christmas Card?  No kidding!!  This WOW! Card features the Night and Day Designer Series Paper from page 11 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It was a real WOW! hit at the 1st Wednesday Card Club this month, and a little difficult to photograph.  Everyone loved this card, and I hope you do too!

Isn’t this fun?  The trees were sponged with Platinum Shimmer paint, and then stamped on Basic Black Cardstock.  The Night and Day DSP was a perfect addition to the card front, and is accented by an unusual addition.. Faux Metal Easy Liner (aka contact paper) was embossed with the Pretty Petals embossing folder.   Here’s a peek at the inside of the card:

I just recently discovered the greeting set used on the inside of this card!  I’ve had my Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C) all summer and never saw it until a few weeks ago!  Tucked away on page 175 of the IB&C, it’s not found in the greeting section of the catalog at all… imagine that!  A two piece stamp set for $10.95, the other piece simply says “Merry Christmas”.  Isn’t it great? 

Red sticky tape to attach the stamped and punched words to the embossed faux metal easy liner paper, just to make sure it stayed in place.

Stampin‘ Up! Supplies:


  • Patterned Pines (Mini Hostess Level 1 Set)
  • Christmas Greetings (115448 / 2pcs)

Classic Ink:

  • Basic Black

Card Stock:

  • Basic Black
  • Whisper White


  • Night & Day DSP (Holiday Mini pg.11)
  • Large Oval & Wide Oval Punches
  • Basic Black 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Red Sticky Tape
  • Pretty Petals Embossing Folder (pg.21 Mini)
  • Platinum Shimmer Paint (pg.27/Mini)
  • Stampin’ Sponges
  • Faux Metal Easy Liner (hardware store)

See you tomorrow… more card shares this week!

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Aimee said...

Who would've for looks great!

Rosie said...

I love your black and platinum Christmas card! Thanks for sharing you talent!

Ret said...

and again, Sharon, I would of never tried using this color combo for Christmas! But, it WORKS!!!
So Lovely!!!!