Monday, 10 October 2011

Black and Gold Christmas

Hi blog friends!  That backlog of cards that I have mentioned recently does include a bunch of Christmas cards too.  Sorry about that if you just aren't ready for it yet (I know how you feel, really I do!).  This one is a bit of a departure for me as I rarely use metallic card, but I just had this in my head so I had to run with it!  I have used the Spellbinders 2011 HeirloomOrnament as a focal image.  I stamped it with a swirl and clear ink and embossed it for texture.  I then cut a faux nestie in black to mat it with.  I stamped two stars in black from our Christmas Swirls set and embossed them and cut them out to mount on the ornament.  I used that same star to stamp all over the background in clear ink and clear embossing powder.  I had some fancy ribbon and lace in my stash that I was dying to use so I thought this was the card for it.  I added my sentiment on one of the ribbon banners, then cut another one in black as a shadow.  I pierced around the edge and matted it with black for balance.  I added a piece of black cording and gold cording to the top of the ornament to complete the card.  Me likes even if it is a bit different for me,  what do you think?  All for now, Sue x

48 comments:

Maryann said...

Stunning and elegant, that´s how simple, it can be said. I love it, you really did a wonderful job with this one here. WOW.

Marina said...

simply love it...take care...

Sandra F said...

Wow. I love it xx

DEBBIE said...

LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS CARD MAY TRY A DIFFRENT COLOUS.BUT LOVELY
DEBBIE

Carole said...

Lovely Sue, a very elegant card..love the stars x

Uta said...

This is a wonderful christmas card. Great!

Hugs, Uta

Bee and Dee said...

Me likes too. Will try this lovely card too. hugs Bee

Julia Watts said...

A touch of luxury. Gorgeous! Love, Julia xxx

veronica said...

love this one, stars look fab

Marie-Louise said...

Very different card but beautiful.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Yet another stunning card-really love it!

Eileen x

Kate's Cards said...

Sue the quality of all your cards has made me run out of superlatives!!

amanda said...

Sue this is very a elegant and modern christmas card absolutely gorgeous
Amanda xx

marg said...

Hello Sue
I was so impressed by the Stars I thought they were Spellbinder Dies !Wonderful !
Love Marg

Sandra said...

Stunning card Sue thanks again for showing us your wonderful creations
Sandra xx

Clai01 said...

I think this card is gorgeous , who wouldn't be over the moon to receive this at christmas?! love the star especially and of course the christmas ornament die, I think I can feel more spending or an early letter to Father Christmas coming over me, ha, thanks for posting.

lilygee said...

lovely card - simple yet so elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us sue
Lilygeex

Wellington said...

Absolutely fabulous - that one would catch the eye amongst all the shop-bought ones.

Lorraine said...

i think this card is so beautifully elegant i never thought of using these colours at christmas but it works beautifully i love the stars inside the bauble it looks fab tfs sue xx

Christine said...

I seem to be saying the same thing, another GORGEOUS card Sue. Me likes too.
Hugs
Christine xx

Diane Maitland said...

What a fantastic looking card, another one you should be proud of. xx

Chloe's Nan said...

Lovely card Sue x

Redanne said...

There is just something about black and gold that shouts elegance. Another wonderful card Sue. Regards, Anne R

PaulineC said...

It is just absolutely stunning. Those black stars against the gold ornament are incredible.

Missmizog said...

What a fantastic card the metallic gold and black look absolutely wonderful x
Sue

Barbara Phillips said...

Love the stars, colours are fab as is card.

Bernie said...

Stunning and elegant!
Blessings Bernie

LellyJelly said...

Nice card, good to see a departure fom the usual red and green.x

KimberleyG said...

Beautiful card. Those stars are beyond fabulous.

Rhonda Miller said...

Lovely.

Anne said...

Gorgeous card. love the black and gold combination.
Hugs x

Joanne K said...

Lovely card Sue. Hadn't noticed that you don't use mirri card before until you pointed it out x

Rita said...

Very classy christmas card Sue, if you don't mind me saying so. I am now experimenting with colours a lot more. Hugs Rita xxx

Christine B. said...

Hi Sue, gorgeous, gorgeous card.Love the stars. Sorry but after WednesdayI won't be around . I have to go in hospital for a Mastectomy on Thursday but I will be back as soon as I can. I don't know what I will do without visiting and seeing your beautiful creations. Take care Happy crafting. Hugs x ChrisB

Rufus said...

I love those stars!
R/

Papercraft By Carole said...

Beautifully elegant card!! I love the heirloom nestie!! Cxx

Craftypurpledragon said...

Hi Sue,
Love the contrast on this card, another very striking combination.
Love and Light.
Suz x

Sarpreet said...

This is stunning, i had some shiny looking card, and was not sure what to do with mine. But after seeing this and the other samples on tv, i am inspired to get it out of the draw and use it! thank you sue, an inspiration as always x

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

Love it, i must start thinking of my christmas cards soon. You've given me some colour combo's to think about....

Julie x

Crafty mop said...

Never seen black and yellow for crimbo but it works what an elegant card

violetclouds said...

i really like this card, I didnt notice the embossed stars on the black background at first but that really adds interest. I am sure if this was a christmas card on display in someones home its the one that everyone is just going to keep looking at because its so elegant, and theyre gradually start to see all the fine details and think how did she do that!. I know its too late for this comment to count for the competition but I just had to say how much I like this card!

miislucky said...

I really love this card! I love the embossing in the backround. It keeps me staring at the card it's so pretty! Mimi

Rachel said...

Totally in love with this card. It definitely has the WOW factor! Sue, please could you tell me where I can buy the star stamp. I've searched the internet but with no success. Thanks for great inspiration, as always.
Rachel x

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Absolutely Stunning! I love this card, the colours work so well together.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Pamela said...

Wow

Lindyloo said...

Glad you decided to go with the mirri card after all. It is a perfect combination of die cutting, stamping and embossing. Both elegant and glamorous. Thanks Sue

aggieosborne1104 said...

Loving the stars...Sue, is it ok to ask from where I could buy the same Christmas Swirls stamp that you've use for the stars? Thank you, Aggie x

Mel said...

Hi - what an excellent card and a perfect way of combining different techniques. Would you be able to share the details of the Christmas swirls stamp set as it is just perfect. Any details please send to mel_f@hotmail.co.uk. Thank you.