Friday, 9 September 2016

Merry Monday #212 - Gold, white and black

Merry Monday is back after their Summer break - whoop, whoop! And what a great theme they chose for this week's challenge too - 'Gold, white and black'.

I knew right away what I wanted to make as my entry - and here it is:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- piece of gold mirri card, trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- piece of white card stock, trimmed to an eight of an inch all round smaller than the gold layer

- then die cut the centre of the white card panel using a NBUS Britannia Dies 'Bethlehem Scene' die

- at that point I used the Misti to stamp the sentiment, using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a sentiment from the Paper Smooches 'Christmas Sampler' stamp set

- backed the aperture behind the die cut with a snippet of black card and then glued the whole panel in place on top of the gold layer on the card front

- die cut a star using one of the many sized star dies which comes with the Creative Expressions Festive Collection 'Silent Night' die set (by Sue Wilson)

- glued the star in place and popped a little gold gem in the centre. The little gold gems are so lovely, sadly no name to them though. Bought ages ago at a Craft Fayre and they shine like real gold, not the orangey amber of (say) Kanban gems

I made three of these cards, all the same, and they didn't really take all that long either. If I'm upcycling a Christmas card then it's a one-off of course, but when there's a few things assembled such as dies, stamps etc. to make a Christmas card it makes sense (to me!) to make more than one for the Christmas card box. I've learned that three is a nice number to go for.

I'd also like to join in with the following challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #297 - 'Vintage or Anything Goes'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September - always 'Anything Goes'





23 comments:

  1. I love this elegant card Di, and the black, white and gold colours look fabulous using these dies. A great idea to make three for the box too. x

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  2. Love, love, love that die! This is stunning, Di! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. That really is quite stunning, Di

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  4. Dramatic beautiful card Di

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  5. Another really lovely creation Di, very smart in those colours.

    B x

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  6. Oh yes! Very cool, classy and elegant. Love this festive make. xxx

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  7. Love your silhouette scene Di....very classy! xx

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  8. Oh, just fabulous and so elegant! Love the gold with black and white and this silouette looks amazing!

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  9. Very classy card Di, I love it!
    Janice x

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  10. How beautiful! I love the die and the sentiment. A nice card to make in multiples and easy on the postage. It's truly elegant in these colors.

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  11. A fabulous card Di - a beautiful scene - very elegant.
    Kath x

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  12. Whoa! This is an awesome example of black, white, and gold for Christmas. I've felt some of the other examples are too contrived but this, this is excellent and spot on!

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  13. Beautiful CAS card, I love the scene. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  14. Brilliant creation, fabulous die and design, love the black and gold mirri.
    Isn't it great when you see a challenge and you know exactly what you are going to do, wishing that would happen to me.
    Have a good weekend.

    Kath x

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  15. such a beautiful die that reminds us of the true meaning of the holiday season. :)

    thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Blog Extra! :)

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  16. CAS perfection Di! Absolutely LOVE the die you used and think I may need to check that out! Lovely, lovely card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Mondays! :0)

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  17. Love the gold border and accent on this card, Di. A real winner. x

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  18. Beautiful CAS card, Di. Great dies, both the Bethlehem scene and the star.

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  19. This is gorgeous so elegant Di as always x

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  20. Beautiful Christmas scene. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  21. Oh I love this card Di! Your gold frame is just perfect for your Bethlehem scene x

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