May 10, 2015

Gold and Black

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is a million miles away from pink but I wanted to try something with lots of drama in it for a change.

The whole card has been hand cut and not a die in sight and the Gold patterned card is from a  6x6" stack by My Minds Eye called Fancy That.

It is very dramatic and the gold is lovely and shines in the light. I had to position the card carefully so as not to get the glare

So to create this I took a piece of black A4 card and simply folded it in half and then trimmed it down to a square.

I layered up the gold piece sot hat it was slightly smaller then the base and added it with wet glue

The banners are cut to create a gold edge to each one with the striped card that is in the pack and each one is layered with more of the black card

Each banner is raised with foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment was stamped onto parchment and then heat embossed with gold powder. This is also hand cut to fit the card.

The large black pearls from   Want2Scrap    that I have placed in each corner are hiding the glue dots underneath the parchment which, no matter how hard you try, will show through.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


30 comments:

  1. Good Sunday morning Christina,stunning card today,would be nice for men too I think.Take care Jane B.

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  2. stunning card Christina. i would love to see it in the flesh as i think it would be more amazing than the photo.

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  3. A big change in style for you Christina, but i do so like it, a great man card i am thinking with lots of class , i love it .
    Elaine H X

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  4. Morning Christina,
    A very different card from you today, very dramatic. Would be good as a male card.
    Lydia
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  5. Wow-stunning card. Very striking, definitely one to use for mens cards.

    Michele

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  6. Your card is different for you Christina and is great such a lovely masculine card


    Anne

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  7. Good morning Christina, No Pink, No Flowers, No Lace, however we have a STUNNING card and I love it.
    Have a good day
    Patricia x

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  8. Hi Christina
    A big change for you Christina. But it's a rather stunning card. More of the same please.

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  9. Hi Christina
    Wow it certainly is different from your usual. I agree withe other ladies it would definitely make a perfect man's card.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  10. Good Morning Christina :) Wow! Wow! And more Wow! This card is handsome, classy, rich and dramatic! Absolutely love it!! Thank you so much for sharing. Christina, you are Awesome Dear Lady!

    Today is Mother's Day here in the States and may I say to all the Mothers, Step-Mothers, Foster Mothers, Grandmothers, Great Grandmothers and all the women around the world who have touched the lives of children in a positive way ~ Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy a most Beautiful Day. Big Hugs to All.

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  11. Am I on the right blog? No flowers, ribbons or pearls here.
    Don't worry, I love this. What a lovely dramatic card. Sometimes you just itch to use that sheet of amazing paper and this is what you have done today.
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  12. Hi Christina,
    I agree with all the other comments, this is a stunning card, and very suitable for a man. The gold banner really looks 3D.
    Margaret xxx

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  13. Definitely dramatic - simple and classy - certainly a man card .xxxx

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  14. WOW...this is one very striking card, Christina! I love the fact that you didn't use any dies to make this stunning piece of art! x

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  15. Your card turned out really nice....what a change in not seeing some of your beautiful flowers and ribbon...this would be perfect color combo for a masculine card.
    Well done Christina

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  16. Hello Christina
    I had to look twice at this card as it's nothing like your usual cards.(Thought I was on the wrong blog site) lol!.
    You've done a really good job cutting it by hand. I think it would do for either man or woman.
    Best wishes
    Joan from Newcastle

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  17. A very striking card that would work for many different occasions, including wedfing, birthday, anniversary and even for a masculine card. I love the double banners. Fabulous!

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  18. Hi Christina this is a lovely card, striking would be ideal for a mans card which I struggle to find anything for when I need to do one.
    Kind regards
    Anne a Owens

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  19. Good morning Christina...what a nice card...I really like this idea. Will have to give it a go, as I'm always looking for different ideas for men. {{{hugs}}}...Ann

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  20. This is my absolute favorite card that you have created! LOVE the drama of the black and gold!!! Spectacularly delicious!!! Must get that paper pad! TFS!

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  21. Wonderful design. Love the rich colors. Definitely not your normal style but still quite lovely. Just wondering if it was difficult to come up with a design so different from your normal style?

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  22. A good male card Christina. Like it.

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  23. Love the card, Christina. It looks like row after row of diamonds on the background paper. I love black in a card..always adds a little drama.

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  24. This is a very striking card and I like it very much. The background from My Minds Eye is lovely and overall I agree it would be a great masculine card. A simple but stunning card.

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  25. Hi Christina, Wow! Wow! This card is just wonderful.....very classy and yes delightfully dramatic! Janelle x

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  26. That is a very striking card, whoever received it would feel very special
    keep them coming
    Kaye

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  27. Very elegant card for any body, love it
    Kaye

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  28. A very dramatic card Christina

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  29. Very different for you Christina, no dies, wow....it is great...luv Ursula xx

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