Happy New Year to all the Christmas Card Club members. I hope I find you well. I've been poorly, nothing very dramatic, but I woke up feeling better today. Well enough, in fact, to spend the afternoon making cards for the first Christmas Card Club Challenge of the year. Black and gold is Kate's challenge and I really enjoyed searching through my boxes of scraps and dies to make the following three three cards.
The background on the first card is one of my experiments with the gelli plate and a chevron patterned stencil on a scrap piece of white card. I don't know why I kept it because I wasn't altogether happy with the result then but I'm glad I did now.
The other two cards have embossed gold card backgrounds. It's been a while, a couple of years actually, but whenever I got a new folder I'd always try them out on some bits from my leftover box. That box can come in very handy for cardmaking.
The greetings in the first and second cards are actually gold peel-offs on black card.
Stencil, Embossing Folders and Dies used:
Chevrons stencil - Creative Expressions That Special Touch
Kassie's Brocade folder - Cuttlebug
Sun Rays folder - Craft Concepts
Poinsettia - Spellbinders
Trailing Ivy & Rectangle die set - sources forgotten
Merry Christmas Wreath - Sara Davies Signature Collection