Wednesday, 23 November 2011

'Monochrome Silhouette' Christmas Card

This is another minimalistic design that I came up with last night. I had so much trouble trying to find this gorgeous Memory Box 'Flowering Christmas Tree' Die - it was out of stock everywhere!! Finally read somewhere on a Forum when they were coming back in stock and so I was waiting there at midnight!!! Ordered it from Dies to Die For and the lovely Tracy sent it out to me straight away!! I am so pleased with it!!

The tree itself is so beautiful that you don't really need much else on the card. I've covered the tree in fine glitter and sparkles like crazy. Tried everything to capture it's sparkle but finally had to admit defeat!! Anyway, quite a simple design. Black Tudor Acetate from Handy Hippo over the white card blank. Then a piece of Sherbet Pips Flittered Card which has polka dots of glitter.

Then I've stuck the tree onto black card, leaving some of the leaves unglued to add dimension. Mounted this with 3d foam pads to give height and added a Sentiment from Pink Petticoat

And that's it! Hope you like it!! I do struggle with CAS cards but I am starting to quite like them. 

Reading the Less is More rules, I'm not sure now whether this has enough white space!?? Does the white under the acetate count? Oh dear!! maybe I haven't got the hang of them after all LOL!!! Apologies if it doesn't qualify!!

I would like to enter this card into the Following Challenges:-

Less is More - Challenge 42 - 'Silhouette' (ends 25th November 2011)  
Sparkle Creations Challenge 51 - 'Black and White' (ends 26th November 2011) 
Quirky Crafts - Challenge 24 - 'Clean and Simple' (ends 26th November 2011) 
Divas by Design - Challenge 15 - 'Monochromatic' (ends 29th November 2011)
Creative Card Crew - 'Monochromatic' (ends 5th December 2011)

Ah well, I think Winter is really here now.  It feels cold today here in Manchester. Got my Snuggle over my legs because they are aching like mad. Going to get a cup of Cocoa now and a piece of Pecan and Maple Syrup Cake that my daughter has made.  Mmmmm  - it's delicious!!!
I am back tomorrow with my DT Card and using yet another colour combo that I've not used for a while. Ooh I will be getting Red and Green withdrawal LOL 
Love and Hugs!
Sue xx


Susan Flynn said...

Beautiful CAS card Sue I know what you mean it is so difficult to decide how much CAS is required but I think you have pulled it off! The die is gorgeous well worth the effort of staying up for it. Mmm your cake sounds nice I've just had a cup of tea and some coffee cake I made this morning - yummy to hell with diets hey?? Enjoy the rest of your day x

Angela said...

OMG Sue,your card looks so fantastic and the tree die is so beautiful.
Many greetings

Pami said...

Gorgeous Sue, I NEED that die!! So elegant and very effective. Pami x

DesignerDiva said...

Sue this is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!! Those stunning memory box dies are popping up everywhere LOL I managed to get a couple but not had a chance to use them yet - note to self - Get a move on!!
Love love love black and white it is so classy and this card proves it, it couldn't be anymore beautiful Hunny. I'm now going to take a look around your blog as I've been missing in action again but I do feel 100% better today thank goodness. Shame you don't live closer, I just fancy a piece of that scrummy cake LOL
Hugs Laurie xx

Doreen said...

Love this Sue,the tree die is

Jacilynn said...

oh I love the monochromatic colors! that tree die is so gorgeous! Hope you are well, friend.

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve black/white. Know what you mean about CAS cards never sure if there's enough on or to much lol. I've just been on a site looking at this die! Trouble is there are lots of them that are so pretty Sue......
Would ask you to send me a piece of that cake for after my tea...But I bet you have eaten by now he! he!

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Vicky said...

WOW...! Me likey a lot Sue...and I so need that! Fab colour combo hun....and I'll be round soon for some of that gorgeous, yummy pie..hehehe...

big hugs Vicky xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous card and a brilliant die, I love what you did with it, Gay xxx

jo said...

Gorgeous, Sue, well worth staying up for lol. Feels like Winter here in Scarborough, too. Gonna snuggle on sofa with mug of hot choc tonight!
Keep warm!
Jo x

Chrissie said...

Your design is CAS Sue so that's fine with me... super card too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Lisa Jane said...

ooh its gorgeous Sue... i think they will be selling out fast again!!
Just love the monochrome look..
Thanks for joining us at Divas this fortnight
Lisa x

Kathyk said...

FAB project


Cath Wilson said...

A lovely black and white card x

StephC said...

Love it! The Christmas tree is beautiful. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

Delphine said...

It is gorgeous, Sue!!! Your die, sure, but your whole card! I love the papers and layout, and the monochrome is so so classy! I hope you are well today? Hugs Delphine xx

Debs said...

Oh Sue this is a gorgeous classically elegnat Christmas card. I just love those Memory Box dies - wish I had bought this one as well :o)
It's been pretty cold here in Gloucestershire today too - even had to turn the heating up brrrrrr!!!!!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Oooh! That really is a fab Christmas tree, I can see whay you really wanted it and no wonder it sells out! Love the monochromatic look of your card and thsi goes so well with those lovely papers.I think you've done CAS really well, I know I would struggle! Your daughter's cake sounds delish...very delish! Big Hugs, Teresa x

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, OMGoodness this is stunning , I adore your Christmas tree , what a great find, will have to check out those Memory box dies. Very elegant card. That card does sound delicious!!! enjoy. Hugs Cheryl

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Sue and so perfect for the LIM challenge!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a beautiful die! Your card is gorgeous. I like monochrome when it's done like yours.
Are you trying to make us jealous with your piece of pecan and maple cake?! I think it's working! lol
Take care of yourself.
Have a great day.
Hugs xx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Hi Sue,

This is indeed an amazing die, lucky you, and a beautiful contemporary card.


coops said...

gorgeous card sue.i love the mono colours and the tree is really stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, just love the tree its stunning!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Sue! This is so Pretty and Elegant! Just Love the black and white together. You've made such a Classy Gorgeous card my friend! 8-)


Caro said...

Wow, this is so elegant and gorgeous. Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Quirky Crafts this week.

Betka said...

Amazingly elegant monochrome card! :)
Hugs: Betka

Mandi said...

Sincere apologies for being so late acknowledging your entry
thank you so much
Diva LIM

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, sorry I've not been around this week. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

What a stunning card this is!! I love the tree die, it's so pretty!

lin_ka1 said...

Looks cute Christmas tree. Card looks very nice

Shanna Shands said...

This is extremely beautiful. I love how simple it is. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Card Crew challenge and please join us this Tuesday for our new challenge if you can.