Monday, 25 April 2011

Christmas in Black and Silver

What better way to spend those quiet times of Easter than making a few Christmas cards for the stockpile I will need. There're close to 100 that I will need to make between now and then so felt this would be a good use of my time.
The first two I have are simple in black and silver.
The secret slider was inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches but I missed the closing for that. These things happen.

First up

I stamped the tree images over at a friends house so am unsure of the origin. I think they were "stampin up" but forgive me if I'm wrong please.

The others, I picked up in our local knitting shop in the bargain bucket. They are not named.

The snowflakes were stamped and embossed in silver on black c.s. The backing is textured silver card.

Second card
Using the same tree stamp and following the sketch over at Christmas Card Challenges.
Using the off cuts of the card above with some silver ribbon for one layer. Some silver embossed vellum that was a charity shop find. Layered onto some silver flecked black paper, then onto a matt silver C.S. base.
The snowflake is an X-Cut cut and emboss punch. You can just make out the silver peeloff I used that says "Merry Christmas"

There are a couple of challenges that these fit into
1st Card
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Fancy Folds
Winter Wonderland Challenges - Silhouette
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Emboss It
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing

2nd Card
Christmas Card Challenges - Their Sketch


  1. Hi Helen. These are beautiful , and I just adore Black & Silver. Absolutely stunning. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. All lovely but I particularly like the third card, but probably only because I like that backing paper! Another three cards done - how many left to make?

    Hope you are enjoying your Easter


  3. Absolutely stunning Helen, thank you so much for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Hi Helen, wow this is really beautiful! I love the black and silver! What a fabulous Christmas Card!
    Hugs, Sarah

  5. Gorgeous card Helen, love the dramatic colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
    Claire xx

  6. Beautiful cards Helen, I love the satmp and the colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our embossing challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. This is SO beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  8. Beautiful and elegant. Thanks for joining us on the Christmas Card Challenges Blog! :)

  9. That is so classy card! So simple and cute. I'm getting excited about Christmas. Anyways your blog is great. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing this. Hey! I just wanna add this card to my collection of printing samples. Just email me if you want. Thanks again.

  10. i like the color selection of this card,tree sketch is very realistic.
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