Monday, October 28, 2013

Black and White CAS Christmas card

Hello again!

My good friend Rebecca kindly reminded me that tomorrow is the last day to submit a black and white card at Stamp n Doodle challenge blog.  Thanks, Rebecca!  It is handy having a good friend as one of their design team members.  :)  You know what else is cool about this friendly reminder?  The challenge at Cuttlebugmania is also black and white!  Woo-who!  Great timing between those two challenge blogs! 

As I mentioned, the challenge is to only use black and white.  I decided to go the clean and simple route and also use a some product I have not used before.  First, white card stock was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Instead of running it through as is, I also used Tim Holtz's Embossing Diffuser.  I am not sure if you all have used this before but it only embosses within the template chosen.  You can see the plate on the photo below.  You can do the same with other materials such as a cut rubber mat, too.

The stamp is a Michaels purchase: Stampendous' Merriest Wish wooden stamp.  I just love the fonts on the stamp: they are classic and timeless.  I finished it off with black card stock to produce a small border, added satin black ribbon and used a Recollections bling on the bow.  It was an easy card but it also has a crisp, clean, yet elegant look.  (at least I hope!)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good one!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Stamp n Doodle, Black and White
Cuttlebugmania, Black and White
Craftin Desert Divas, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Christmas Card Challenges, Bows


  1. Gorgeous bow for our "bow" challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges this week! Love the entiment stamp too. TYFS and playing along with us.

  2. It certainly is very elegant and I love the touch of bling. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  3. Very pretty!! I like the CAS design!! :))

  4. So crisp and elegant! I just might have to find those diffusers - such a neat effect.

  5. This is gorgeous! Love the black and white!!!!

  6. Beautiful love never go wrong with a black and white card so elegant . I purchased the TH emboss diffusers last week and haven't tried them yet you've inspired me to pull them out .

  7. Your awesome Kathy Jo. Love your card!!! Hugs

  8. Nothing can really beat black and white. Your bow is perfect and the contrasts are sweet to the eye. Thank you for posting with us this week. Your beautiful work really is
    appreciated by so many. Come back soon!
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Gorgeous bow!!! Perfect CAS design hun...beautiful sight for sore eyes here :)

  10. So elegant. Thank you for joining in with our Black and White challenge at Cuttlebug Mania.

  11. What a gorgeous card. I love the black and white. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week.

  12. Beautiful card, Kathy Jo! Perfect for New Year's! Love black and white together.


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