As soon as I saw the Color Throw Down Challenge this week, I knew I'd want to get a card made for it. Gold, Silver, and Black---what's not to like?
There was still a pile of silver snowflakes laying on my desk from a previous project as well as a piece of True Black cardstock with a gold sentiment that didn't make the cut for another project.
All it took then was to die cut the black piece with a Stitched Rectangle die (Simon Says), adhere it to a piece of gold cardstock (Michael's) and add the snowflakes. I also added two gold sequins and some PTI rainstones to the center of the snowflakes for a little bling.
The second challenge was inspired by left-over pieces on the desk, as well. As soon as I saw the Freshly Made Sketches design, I knew I had the start of a card.
There was a plaid oval left over from the card I posted here and I found the silver JOY in my drawer of previous die cut images. I added a second silver oval, and some Holly Jolly dies with red Amuse pearls to finish off the design.
I brushed the holly leaves with a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. This angle shows the glitter in the plaid paper by My Mind's Eye ("Comfort & Joy") as well.
Although I've finished the bulk of the Christmas cards that we send out each year, I'm glad to have a few extras to add to the mix.