Friday, 13 August 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 31

A classic black and white combination was the simple recipe for my Bah! Humbug! Challenge offering this week. It is one of my favourite choices when it comes to quick and easy cards because there's ALWAYS black and white card within easy reach of any crafter.     

I stamped these lovely Debbie Moore fanfare angels and Noel text silhouette stamps with black ink onto white linen effect card.   
They were heat embossed with black embossing powder and then sprayed with Crafter's Companion Irridescent Sparkle.    I really like the sparkle finish but wish I knew how to stop the nozzle clogging up as it's very tiresome having to continually rinse it.
Anyway, while that was drying, I punched 2 strips of snowflakes from sheets of white and black embossed card using the Martha Stewart border punch - part of a recent QVC TSV which was simply too good a bargain to pass up.  
A panel of black embossed card was placed to the left of a DL landscape card blank and the white snowflake strip was glued on top vertically using a glue pen, which is pefect for getting to all the fiddly bits.  The black snowflake strip was placed horizontally across the middle of the card before adding the stamped image which had been matted onto black card.  
Lines were scored horizontally above and below the image up to the edge of the pretty black embossed card for additional detail.
Check out what Ann and Irene have been busy with over at Bah! Humbug! and then have a look to see who the random lucky winner of the stamp set is from last week's draw.  
If you own a Christmas Fairy or Angel image that would like to spread it's wings with our challenge, then please don't be shy as we welcome all ages and abilities at Bah! Humbug!  This card is eligible for the following challenges so I'm entering them all ... coooooo I must be feeling reckless.
Flutter By Wednesdays 117 - Open Challenge
ABC Christmas - 'Q' for Quick and Easy
Fab'n'Funky 35 - Favourite Colours
Our Creative Corner - Embossable


Becky said...

This is a gorgeous card, love the black and white.

Irene said...

Hello Max

Oh your card is gorgeous and so elegant. I love black and white cards for Christmas. Love the idea of a landscape card.


Aquarius said...

Black and white always makes great cards for Christmas - very elegant

Danni said...

So striking and elegant! Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Great card, love black and white x

Ann said...

oh Max this is just gorgeous. Love that punch - you tinker!!! The black and white is just a stunning on this.
Ann xxx

Tasha said...

Max this is beautiful! So elegant and luxurious, realy gorgeous
love tasha xx

Rita said...

What a Fabulous card Max. As the others have said its so elegant. Hugs Rita xxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - really elegant!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Max.


Lorraine A said...

Oooh WOW !! what a gorgeous card Max !! I love the image and the black/white combo ,,, really stunning and the sparkle is beautiful ,, I need some of that spray !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in the fun, Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

E.T said...

this is so elegant and sparkly! gorgeous!

Lacey Stephens said...

Great card! I love your take on the "quick and easy" challenge. Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one for you...R is for Rudolph with extra "brads". We hope you can play along again!