I personally think that black and white is really quite elegant and works well for a Christmas Card. This starts with an A4 white base card folded in half and trimmed slightly (I don’t like the size of the full A4 with a fold, it always looks just a little too big to my mind) and the corners rounded with my Corner Chomper. I trimmed the edge with a Spellbinder Die and glued the cut-out piece on the left to mirror the right side. Black paper inside helps show the decorative edge.
There’s a layer of white textured paper – it’s almost a hand-made type – and on top of that the black card has been embossed half with Swiss Dots and half with Snowflakes and has tiny white with black brads in the corners. On top of these layers there’s two widths of ribbon wrapped around and the narrower one is tied in a bow. If you know me at all you’ll know that I really don’t do bows but I had a go.
The main image is from Chocolate Baroque – Angel of Joy – and I find I’ve been using her quite a lot lately :). I stamped her in black and embossed with clear powder before cutting her out and mounting her slightly raised on top of the ribbons. I added some sparkle which is a little hard to see in the photo – sorry about that.