Thursday, 9 December 2021

Merry Christmas

Hello there my crafty friends!  I have a pretty little elegant card to share today.  I selected a piece of gold and white striped paper from my craft stash (can't recall the manufacturer it is so old).  I cut the Merry Big Bold Word out of Gold Mirror card and glued it to the white shadow backing piece.  I cut the die again out of black card and used the fall away pieces from it and paper pieced them back into place in the gold die.  I added the die cut to thee centre of the card with mounting foam.  I stamped the word Christmas with a clear perfect medium pad and embssed it with golde deetail embossing powder.  I cut it out with the matching tag and added it below the Merry word.  I made two poinsettias using white vellum and the Classic Poinsettia die set.  I added them to the left side of the word and added some accents cut in white from the Pine and Holly Spray die set.  The card was completed with white, black and gold mirror card mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 7 1/4"  x  7 3/4"  in size.  All for now, Sue x


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32 comments: said...

Morning Sue.
Wow a brilliant card thank you, a real show stopper.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue yes my first thought was very classie and elegant, a lot of people aren't so keen on black cardstock for Christmas cards but there are designs that nothing else will do, although the French Navy with the gentle sheen would also be a perfect shade for this gorgeous design, also if you leave the beautiful floral element for another project, how perfect would this be for teens, older teens and any gender, it's gorgeous Sue, gorgeous and elegant.
Sending love to all that visit today and remain well, friends are precious even if we've never met.

Christmas orders complete and all 10 large packages off to the post office later than I'd hoped for but D.O.N.E thank goodness!
Enjoy your day whatever your plans xxx

NannaShaz said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a eye catching card today

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Hope you all have a good day and stay safe

NannaShaz54 in MK

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a very regal Christmas card today with the black and gold, love the paper background.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
This die has been used for most of my Christmas makes. I simply love it.I think it is so striking in black and gold.Wonderful sample.Please Sue more of these word dies.
Thank you
Jan x
Take care.

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
A lovely elegant card today I love your big bold word dies. Steph I am so glad the stress of finishing your card order is over.Take care my friends.

Marie P. from Longridge. said...

Good morning Sue and all.
A lovely card to start the day.
This black and gold wonder would look sereen on anyone's mantlepiece.
I love it
Thank you
Marie P.


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A stunning elegant card.
B xx

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, a very contemporary and elegant card. Love it. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. You are so right with your post description this morning. This is truly an elegant card. I absolutely love it. It looks regal as well. The colours match the project too. If you get my drift. I wou!d be well happy for this card to drop through my letterbox. Thankyou Sue.
Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone who needs them today.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue, Wow, this is certainly a statement piece - so elegant with all the gold.


Crafty Vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
A very elegant card with your big bold words & your white Poinsettias. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...

Regal & elegant are words used here, and
I have to agree. I would love to receive
it myself!!!

Stay safe,

Doreen x

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card, so elegant and stylish, I love it.
Steph - well done on completing your orders now breathe...


Anonymous said...

Love these style of cards. WakeyL

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Yes indeed a very elegant design, love the black and gold

Steph so glad you’ve completed all your orders and now you can relax

Love and hugs to everyone

ursula said...

And the poinsettias just finish it off beautifully, lovely easy card...thank you Sue...luv Ursula xx

June Horrocks said...

Very elegant I would say sue a lot of people love these cards a very special gift thank you so much for the inspiration
So pleased you got your orders done Steph my nearest and dearest will miss mine this year stay safe my friends
June horrocks Xxxxxxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Very modern yet elegant too.

Love Helen xxx

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

This is a stunner for me...Love the black/gold/white and with the big bold sentiment (my favourites) makes this right up there as one of my favourite posts

BucksGirl said...

Morning Sue and all. Wow, I absolutely adore this card - don’t have the stuff to make it, so can feel some shopping coming on! Thank you so much for your never-ending, wonderful inspiration Sue. Take care, Colleen x

sued99 said...

This really is an elegant card. I don’t mind black for Christmas cards and it’s perfect for this one. X

Eunice Astle said...

Very festive card Sue, love the bold Merry die!!!!

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fabulous card Sue x the colours are so elegant and really shows off your big bold die x the poinsettias soften the whole look perfectly x I love it x thankyou Sue x
Well done Steph x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

zoemo said...

super classy!

Zoe in Pencoed x

Clai01 said...

Great card x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,

A great card, love the bold stripes and the big bold letters and the poinsettias add a gentle touch.

Barbara V

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Such an elegant card, love it.

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
What a striking card!
Hugs x
Heather T

Fikreta said...

Its so wonderful card!

CCM said...

I just used this cutting die today using traditional colors. The recipient is very traditional, so …
But, I really like this design with these bold stripes. So modern and elegant. Love it!

Hugs from Toronto to you all.
Stay safe and healthy.