Hi CardMaker readers! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying the merriment of the holiday season! I am here today to share a silver and gold card with you.
I decided to keep my color scheme to silver, gold and white. I also have champagne-colored glitter paper on my card; it is sort of a cross between a true silver and a true gold. I think it’s very elegant.
The sentiment suggests this is a Christmas card, but it could easily be a New Year’s card or Hanukkah card with a simple sentiment change. You could even adapt this design to a birthday card very easily.
I thought a shaker box card might be fun and I haven’t made one in a while. I initially thought I would fill it with gold and silver sequins, but once I had my shaker box constructed, I discovered I didn’t have any in those colors, so I decided to fill it with silver micro beads instead.
I cut the window with a large star die and then used nesting frame dies to create champagne and gold glitter star frames.
The sentiment was cut on my electronic cutting machine. After I adhered it to the card, I added some gold pen around the sentiment as an accent, and rhinestones as the dots on top of the “i’s.”
One thing to note when you are working with two colors of glitter paper, a gold pen, rhinestones, glitter gems, and more is to keep the rest of the card ASAP (as SIMPLE as possible). This much glitz could have easily gotten to be too busy if I’d added patterned papers, or a really detailed shape instead of the simple star.
I hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by the Cardmaker
blog! Have a merry day!
Supplies used: Solar white cardstock from Neenah Paper Inc.; The Paper Studio glitter cardstock from Hobby Lobby; silver micro beads from Martha Stewart Crafts; Recollections glitter gems from Michaels Stores; gold pen from Inkadinkado; All is Bright Handwritten sentiment cutting file from Silhouette America Inc.; 3 x 3 Stars Cutups dies from The Cat’s Pajamas; foam tape from 3M.