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:
- 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'