Black and White Bethlehem for FF0140

by Joanne James4. August 2023 09:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'World Photography Day' which is on 19th August. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. We have a number of keen photographers in our house, but I chose to go in a totally different direction today. I used black, white, rhinestones and landscape/cityscape from the inspo list and this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I used some retired Peaceful Place starry night sky paper and my retired Bethlehem Edgelits to create a monochrome Christmas card that is something of a CASE of a previous card I made using this set (you can see that card here), adding my cityscape diecuts with dimensionals for a little extra lift. I heat embossed my 'O Holy Night' sentiment from the retired stamp set 'Illuminated Christmas' in white on black, and highlighted the embossed stars on the designer paper with a single rhinestone - the star of Bethlehem, perhaps?


I am linking today's card up with the team over at Time Out who are asking us to create monochrome cards for their current challenge; there is something so elegant about a single colour scheme, for sure.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I did place a pre-order for Christmas goodies from the new mini catalogue yesterday, so will have some lovely new things to share with you in the coming weeks, but it has been fun to give some love to favourite sets of old this week and of course it's always good to use up retired designer series paper!

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/4/2023 11:08:01 AM #

This is stunning! I love the layering of the black and white, and the starry background is perfect!

Juleen H
Juleen HUnited States
8/4/2023 12:06:21 PM #

Wow!!! Your card is amazing! I just love it!!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
8/4/2023 4:41:35 PM #

Wonderful card, the black/white color palette creates such a wintery, Christmas night feel!  

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
8/6/2023 2:30:19 PM #

Joanne... this card is just fabulous!  The black and white layering is just stunning, especially atop the subtle DSP.  Thanks so much for joining and and sharing at TIME OUT again!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
8/7/2023 12:46:17 PM #

Gorgeous!!  That starry paper with the drama of the black and white is stunning!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
8/7/2023 10:09:52 PM #

Totally stunning! It's easy to forget just how amazing a simple colour scheme can be. But really - Christmas already?!! Very scary.

jaydeeUnited States
8/18/2023 1:47:56 PM #

I love those edgelets and they are wonderful in black and white.  Fabulous card

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