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Friday, 17 June 2016

Black, white, silver

Black, white and silver Christmas card, with silver mica holly frame and acetate collage Christmas tree













Black, white and silver Christmas card, with silver mica holly frame and acetate collage Christmas tree


















The colour theme at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week is black, grey, white and silver.


Lots of ideas for this one (and the gallery on the challenge looks amazing). I nearly didn't get it done, but here we are with an hour or so to go.

So no step by step pictures this week, just the finished card!

The main image is a ClarityStamp, collage tree, stamped onto acetate with stazon permanent ink, and painted on the back with silver mica powder (mixed with water), then mounted onto black card.

The frame is a favourite old holly stamp, with archival permanent ink, and the background is painted with the silver mica powder. This was meant to be a masked frame, but the masking tape tore the card when I took it off despite lots of de-tacking - I'll need to look to get something better quality. I edged the frame with black sharpie.

The background is a pair of mirror image swirls from a charity shop stamp set. This one meets my personal challenge of using something from my stash for the first time. Again I edged it with black sharpie - I wobbled a bit so it ended up a very thick frame.

Lastly, black corner die cuts from a Tattered Lace set.

I used a 7x7 card base, and used foam tape to lift up the frame and tree for dimension.

Hope you like it!

4 comments:

  1. C'est une très jolie carte Lucinda, originale et moderne, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  2. This is really beautiful. Love the layers on the card. Great use of the colours. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week, Deborah. DT.

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    1. Thanks Deborah. One of those cards that starts out in one direction and ends up somewhere completely different - so a flat masked card becomes a layered frame - c'est la vie!

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