This month's colour challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is black and gold or silver.
I didn't immediately know what to do with this one, none of my ideas really appealed. So I ended up taking inspiration from my BAC birthday card (are you allowed to do that?!?) and making a mixed media style card.
I started by die cutting a fancy square from black card, as well as a reindeer (a tattered lace die I haven't used for ages).
I also took some net - this started out pink, I painted it with black gesso.
I embossed the square using a tattered lace holly folder on one side and one of their spotty folders on the other.
This was the largest die in the set, so to cut a mount that was larger, I drew round the die on white card and cut with scissors.
I then sponged gold paint over it. This gave a more matt finish than a bought gold card or mirror card, which I prefer for this card. I die cut my favourite Merry Christmas sentiment from the centre to be frugal!
I glued the net and reindeer onto the black square base and trimmed the net. Once dry, I used the sponge from the gold paint to dry "brush" gold over to pick up the detail.
When everything was dry, I added the sentiment to the black, then onto the mount, and attached to a 5x5 card blank.
In real life, the sentiment doesn't stand out as much as in the photos. This was actually a really simple card to make, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out in the end. I'd like to make more in different colour schemes.
To join in with this challenge, go on over to the 52CCT blog. You have until Friday 20th June to enter.