Sunday, 17 November 2013

Silver Greetings

I spent the whole of yesterday (in between loads of laundry) making Christmas cards, which I'll post in a couple of weeks.  This morning, I thought I'd have a break from Christmas cards and decided to check out the challenges and ended up making, you guessed it, a Christmas card!

This card is for the sketch challenge at Just Add Ink and the Dynamic Duos challenge.  I love circle elements on cards so I had to play along with Just Add Ink this week.



I used a set called Peaceful Season for the sentiment and holly, both of which are silver embossed on black.  The card base is embossed using the Lacy Brocade EF then spritzed with Silver Smooch Spritz.  The DSP is from a Halloween pack called Ghostly Greetings.  I had to dust off my Circle Scissor to cut all the circles, which were layered onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  

I finished off the card with some silver ribbon and one of the Frosted Finishes embellishments.




Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Peaceful Season
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Ghostly Greetings DSP
Accessories:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Silver Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Smooch Spritz, Lacy Brocade EF

Edited to Add:  This card got top honours at Just Add Ink.

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Oh, this is BEAUTIFUL, Karren! The silver-embossed images on black cardstock are really striking, and I love the look of the black matted onto Smoky Slate. Unlike you, I struggle with more than one circular element on a card! Love what you've made. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Love this, Karren. I have some striped DSP on my desk and you inspired me to use it! Great accents with the silver in the ribbon, embellishment, and embossing.

Sarah Fleming said...

This is stunning! I love the silver embossed on black, and that striped designer paper is perfect for the card. Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous card, Karren! Wow, what a great sketch and you made it shine. Love this so much!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Stunning! This is such a striking colour combo Karren! Glad you joined us with another Chrissy card because it's just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at JAI!

Karen D said...

Stunning card Karren. The black and silver is so elegant.

Jen said...

This is beautiful! So elegant!

Angel Johns said...

This is a beautiful and elegant card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Annette Elliott said...

Ooohhhh, this turned out so nice! Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos! Have a dynamic day! :)

KimB said...

What an elegant combo Karren. I love that wonderful scripty sentiment and how you accented it. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Karren!

Louise Sharp said...

Simply stunning Karren. A beautifully put together piece of artwork! Thank you for sharing and playing along at Just Add Ink. Louise x

inkeverywhere said...

This is a fabulous Christmas Card Karren. It has a very classic feel to it. Chantell JAI

Nikki Spencer said...

Perfect elegance Karren! Your black/silver combo makes such a classy card...beautiful! Thanks for playing at JAI.

Lizy Bartaby said...

This really is stunning Karren! Congrats on your win at JAI! :)
Lizy xx