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:

Pat said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Glennis said...

That really is quite stunning, Di

meg said...

Dramatic beautiful card Di

brenda said...

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

B x

SARN said...

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

Carole said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Janice said...

Very classy card Di, I love it!
Janice x

Leslie Miller said...

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.

Kath said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

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!

Notes by Nina said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

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! :)

Marcia HIll said...

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)

Donna said...

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

Trina P. said...

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

Sandra H said...

This is gorgeous so elegant Di as always x

Linda said...

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

Lynne in NI said...

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