Friday, 26 February 2010

Black & White

I have been fiddling around with this card all evening, numerous sheets of variously folded paper are in the bin, but at last a card has emerged.
I watched a video on You Tube, on which I based this project, but I think that the lady in question was a little more adept than I am.
It is for several challenges.
Crafty Catz - fancy Edge & Ribbon (the centre has fancy edges)
Little Red Wagon - Black & White
Crafty Ann - New Technique
Dutch Dare - Gate Fold
It is, in fact a kind of glorified Gate Fold card. It opens in a similar manner, but has the flap at the top which tucks into one of the squares at the edge of the front fold. I decided to add a ribbon, which wraps around the folded card, but slips behind the motif on the front through two ribbon slits. The base paper is from Clare Curd's Signature Range and the the white die-cuts are Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant. The sentiment is from Stampin'Up.
It's time for bed I think 11:40pm!


  1. Stunning card Chrissie, I love the fold and the monochrome looks so striking!

    Keryn x

  2. Great card. I love how it folds out.

  3. Gorgeous! So much style! In this card black and white is stunning:)

  4. wow looks fab Chrissie love the monochrome theme hugs

  5. Well Chrissie, it was well worth all the effort You certainly stepped out of your comfort zone and if this fabulous creation doesn't celebrate your creativity, I don't know what would! Fabulous piece of work, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Ann x

  6. This is wonderful Chrissie. The monotone look makes it so elegant and the fold is fab.
    Thank you joining in Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

  7. Definitely worth the effort it is so stylish

  8. Very cool! What a unique idea! Thanks for joining us at LRW:)
    Joanne xo

  9. hello chrissie, your card is fantastic, love the black and white and it's so different, thanks for playing along with craftycatz, x carol

  10. Wow Chrissie - love the colour scheme - and admire your patience for persevering with this.

    Paula x x x

  11. oooh this is fabulous! I need that pendant die, I need those sentiment stamps (I knew that before!) and I need those papers!

  12. Hi Chrissie
    A stunning card,thankyou for joining us at Craftycatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  13. Beautiful card Chrissie, very elegant.


  14. Wow Chrissie, this is stunning! I love black and white. Glad you joined the fun with us at CACB. Hugs xx

  15. Chrissie, what an elegant card. I do so love black and white and it's certainly a unique way of opening a card compared to the normal gatefold.

    Thank you for taking the time to enter this into the Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight. I was lucky enough to be a Guest Designer this month so I am looking at all the lovely creations and seeing how others interpreted the challenge.

    Take care and my best wishes, Kym xxx

  16. Well it may have been a bit of a pain to make Chrissie, but the end result is stunning!
    Wonderful paper choice for this too, very elegant.
    Thanks for joining in with CACB.

  17. WOW Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations xx

  18. Hiya Chrissie, this is so elegant i love it.
    Thanx for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
    Trish (-:

  19. Fabulous work Chrissie! Thanks for joining us at CACB this time!


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