Monday 4 December 2017

Black Gold and White for Christmas

Well it  appears that I like making Christmas cards with Gold/Black and White because these two cards came together very quickly and easily. This first card was made combining two dies
to make a shaker tag. The Merry & Bright die does not cut well through the gold mirror card which is a shame. It meant I had to put it through the machine back and forward twice which means the gold card gets pressure marked but its not too bad and still looks beautiful.

I cut the main tag twice, once in the gold mirror gold with the 'merry & bright' word die attached for the front and once in a gold rough look gold for the back panel. I attached some acetate  then double sided foam tape, two layers, poured in the mixed soft coloured sequins then attached the back panel.

I added some gold speckled gems, gold ribbon then attached to a card base that has been covered with black and white poinsettia pattern paper that I then added shadow to with a gold gel pen.

This next card, I have cut the 'joy' word die from the black card panel, added white glitter
paper behind then attached to a card base.

I cut out a pile of gold stars then attached randomly to the black card base then decided it needed something else so stamped in gold ink the sentiment 'to the world, but most of all to you' having removed the 'joy' part of the sentiment.

Two big easy striking Christmas cards.


Joy to the World

Merry & Bright

Joy to the World

Merry & Bright

Thank you so Much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon


Penny Hanuszak said...

Aileen both of your cards are so cheery and bright. I love the bold look of the gold one and the fact that you've turned the tags into a shaker. What fun! Love the Merry and Bright lettering too! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at the Watercooler this week, and for sharing your beautiful cards.

lostinpaper said...

Certainly sparkly and gorgeous Aileen, both designs are wonderful!

Jan said...

Both of your cards are fabulous Aileen and I love your classic colour combo with the second card and modern design - your silver and gold details really pop against the black base. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

Hi Aileen, what beautiful Christmas cards! And both so different! I love the shaker, of course, and the rich elegance of the white, gold and black. The second card's lovely simplicity is striking. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Ardyth said...

Two fabulous cards in contrasting styles! Love them both! Thanks for linking up at MCV, Aileen!

Nikki Spencer said...

Great cards Aileen! Your bold black glitter creation is perfect for Just Add Ink. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne Stubbings said...

How fabulous are those glittery stars against the black background and both make your die-cut 'Joy' really pop! Thanks so much for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink!

Anonymous said...

Wow, great cards - both of them create and impact. Chantell Just Add Ink

Christi Conley said...

Saw your card on the Muse: Christmas Visions challenge & I had to pop by and let you know how beautiful your card is! It's stunning!!