It’s really been a good week for me – in less than a week, I’ve been recognized as a runner-up in many online challenges. It was Wendy Aungst of Merry Mondays, though, who selected me as the winner. Woo hoo! It was Wendy’s multi-layered challenge that pushed me to make my pine cone card with greens and plaid “ribbon” (see it here). Thanks, Wendy!This week’s challenge from Merry Monday is Gold, Silver and Black. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
This card might not “dazzle” like some others, but I’m thrilled with the technique I used to incorporate the black, gold and silver on this card.
- Black Trim. While the challenge called for black, I knew I didn’t want to have a lot of black on this Christmas card. I stamped my image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then bordered it with a very small border of Basic Black card stock. In all cases, black is just a supporting player in this card. Just as it should be.
- Gold Letters. I sought out this stamp set because it is designed with large, bold letters that allowed me to play around with my Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker. I was excited to share this markers because it debuts in the Holiday Catalog – EXCEPT that it actually debuted in the Annual Catalog (and I just missed it). The Holidays are a perfect time to pull out the markers, so I simply inked over the solid letters.
- Silver Embellishments. The silver rhinestones don’t show up very well in this picture, but they are there – and they are silver. I added 12 rhinestones in varying sizes to the emblem – a subtle introduction of the third mandatory color on this card.
Stamp Sets: Wintertime Papers: Gold Metallic Foil, Basic Black, Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Accessories: Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll pop over to the Merry Mondays Challenge to check out the other projects there.
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