Saturday, August 11, 2012

Silent Night Christmas Tree

Okay, okay, this is my last one (maybe).  But if you're following my blog (shameless begging alert... please follow my blog, pretty please...) you'll know that I just got my most recent Stampin' Up order, a bunch of holiday stamp sets and toys and since they are so new, it's what I'm using to complete The Friday Mashup's weekly challenge:  to create a black and white card, to create a card with bling, or mash-it-up and make a black and white card with bling.

I tried this a bunch of different ways, but nothing was working.  Finally, I stamped the solid tree from Evergreen on Basic Black with the new Illuminate ink.  It gives it a kind of silvery shine.  I'm glad it came out so well in the photo!  In real life, it is beautiful!  I highly recommend this ink pad!

I stamped the words over the solid images of the tree in the stazon white.  I topped the tree with a large rhinestone.  I used the sentiment on the bottom from an old retired set that I bought from an upline.  I added white grosgrain ribbon and then added it to a layer of white and then a layer of black, and then I added a line of holes pierced down the side (I'm into paper piercing these days....)

Thanks for looking!


Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Lisa, I love how you stamped on the black cardstock here. And how you tore the bottom - with the white peeking through at the bottom it gives the impression of snow-covered hills! Fabulous :)

Heidi Baks said...

I love that you used the new Illuminate pad! I want to try it.

Amy White said...

Great idea to pair up the Illuminate pad with white ink over the top! You're definitely on a roll with your black and white Christmas cards!

Mama Meade said...

I love this card!