At Christmas 24 there is a challenge to use the colours Black & Silver.
When I saw the card sketch at Stick it Down I was inspired to make this card. I could see the word snow in the boxes using a snowflake and I made a quick sketch of how I envisioned it.
I used a sheet of A4 black card to make the base and added a silver peel off trim around the edges from Lakeland Limited that I bought years ago. They are on a 10 metre long roll in various widths of silver and gold and have been so useful over the years.
The squares are scraps of silver wrapping paper from Paperchase which have silver snowflakes on them. I only have a few snippets of this paper left which is a shame as I love it so I will have to be on the lookout for something similar. I used my corner rounder punch to trim the corners.
The letters are from a Sizzix Sizzlits alphabet Round-A-Bout. The 'W' was a little bit wider than I would have liked so I trimmed this on the top. These letters are mounted onto some small foam pads.
I cut a frame from a scrap of glitter card from DCWV. I gathered together some snowflakes from my bag of already die cut snowflakes. The black one is a Sizzlits die that both cuts and embosses at the same time. On top of this I added a foam snowflake that I coloured with a Pentel silver paint marker.
To embellish I added a few Papermania self adhesive gems. The sentiment has been recycled from an old shop bought card that I have received.
This is a really CAS style of card for one of mine. I really had to resist the urge to add some silver peel off stickers to the black background. I really struggle to leave so much white space......
Card Details -
Size - A5
Dies - Round-A-Bout Alphabet & Snowflake 2 Cut n Emboss both Sizzix Sizzlits
Colouring Medium - Black Sharpie pen & Pentel silver paint pen
Embellishments - Papermania self adhesive gems
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 613 Avenue Create – #236 Anything Goes / Use Washi Tape
- A Bit More Time To Craft Extra – Anything Goes
- A Perfect Time To Craft - #8 Anything Goes
- All Fun Challenges - #13 Anything Goes
- Alphabet Challenge – J is for Jewels or Jewellery
- Artsystamper - #21 It’s All About The Sentiment
- Arty Divas - #28 Anything Goes
- Aud Sentiments – #257 Anything Goes
- Christmas 24 - #15 Black & Silver
- Classic Design Challenge - # 8 Anything Goes
- Corrosive Challenges - #8 Anything Goes
- Crafting Happiness - #61 Anything Goes
- Crafty Calendar Challenge – Anything Goes
- Crafty Friends - #142 Anything Goes
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - #502 Anything Goes & No Stamp or digital image
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper - Any Patterned Paper
- Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
- Creatalicious Challenges - #192 Anything Goes
- Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts - #20 Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers - #191 Anything Goes
- Creative Moments - #196 Anything Goes
- Crimbo Crackers - #213 Anything Christmas Goes
- Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
- Ike’s World Challenge - #135 Anything Goes
- Krafty Chicks - KCC #520 Christmas
- Lemon Shortbread - #126 Anything Goes
- Let’s Craft & Create - #162 Anything Goes / Lots of Layers
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #139 Anything Goes
- Love To Craft - #49 Anything Goes
- Make My Monday - #128 Clean & Simple
- Merry Little Christmas - #25 Anything Christmas Goes
- Mix It Up Challenge - #40 Anything Goes / Heat or Dry Embossing
- Morgan’s Art World - #8 Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
- Pearly Sparkles - #54 Anything Goes
- Penny’s Challenge - #477 Anything Goes
- Polkadoodles - #32 Anything Goes
- Simply Create Too - #163 Black White & One other colour (silver)
- Stick It Down – Card Sketch
- Try It On Tuesday – Words or Numbers
- Word Art Wednesday - #452-453 Anything Goes
Brilliant layout and papers,the tiny gems the perfect finishing touch,thank you for joining us at the Alphabet ChallengeReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in at the Crafty Calendar tooReplyDelete
Lovely card , I do like the layout and the papers tooReplyDelete
Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge
Beautiful and elegant card. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Christmas 24. Hope to see you again next challenge.ReplyDelete
Hugs Grietje DT
Nice card!!! Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday Challenge.ReplyDelete
Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.ReplyDelete
Great take on the sketch ... Awesome card! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw and hope to see you again next challenge!ReplyDelete
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What an absolutely elegant card. Thank you for playing in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
Sladjana (DT, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)
Fun design! I love the sketch! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!ReplyDelete
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Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles this month for our "Anything Goes" Challenge.ReplyDelete
Wow, black for Christma card? You do a great job. Love this card.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
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A great card for Christmas.Thank you for joining our challenge atReplyDelete
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT
Lovely card Mandy! Thank you for sharing with us over here at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.ReplyDelete
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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS card!ReplyDelete
L~O~V~E it ALL, such a WONDERFUL design - WOW!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)
Wonderful design! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday Challenge.ReplyDelete
Wonderful card design. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge BlogReplyDelete
Best Wishes Lisa xx
This is brilliant,ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,
Lovely card, I love the unexpected color choice of black for a snow card. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.ReplyDelete
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Mandy, your card is so creative! Very great take on the sketch challenge! I really love how you used word snow in the boxed. Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down. Maya, card DTReplyDelete
What an elegant card! You have used the color theme so well! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DTReplyDelete
Fabulous creation, love the layoutReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us this month at 'Simply Create Too'
Hugs Shell xx
Thank you for joining us at Stick it down. It will soon be time for snowy cards so good on you for getting a head start!ReplyDelete
Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 32 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!ReplyDelete
This is a smashing project!ReplyDelete
We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.
This is lovely. A beautiful contemporary card. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn xReplyDelete
Quite stunning. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Challenge. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Arlene DT
Such and EYE catching card. Love your silver paper over black. Lovely take on our sketch...Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DTReplyDelete
Hi Mandy ... just me AGAIN! LOLReplyDelete
This is such an awesome & fun creation! I just love it! And the simple black/white color really makes the design pop! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Mix It Up!
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I absolutely love the this card with it's colors and layout!Thanks for joining us at MLC card challenge.ReplyDelete
That is absolutely gorgeous. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Annette DT
Still loving this card! I'm a sucker for snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at Stick It Down this month!ReplyDelete
Monica- Card DT
Another great card, Mandy!ReplyDelete
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What a great card, love the colors and embellishments you used. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.ReplyDelete
Wonderful card, great use of the sketch!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your art creations with us at 613 Ave Create .....Good Luck and Look forward to seeing you again!!
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Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.ReplyDelete
~ Judy DT
Lovely Christmas card. I'm one who likes black and white Christmas cards! Thank you for joining in Dragonfly Dreams anything goes challenge.ReplyDelete
Great sketch. A delightful card.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
Hugs, Sandy DT
Clean and Simple, great card¡ReplyDelete
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