Wednesday, 24 March 2010

ABC Christmas Challenge - G is for...

Our challenge for you this fortnight on the ABC Christmas Challenge has been set by the lovely Lacey, and is:

'G is for Glitz'
(with the added extra of silver)

We are sponsored for this challenge by Toucan Scraps, who provided the DT with a sample paper pack for us to use on our cards. I only have a B&W printer, so I wasn't sure how the paper would come out, but combined with the silver, it's made a really dramatic colour scheme.

I've made a 'tent' card, covering the front of the card with the paper from Toucan Scraps, before cutting an oval aperture using my Nesties. On the inside of the card, I've used my Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder on some silver paper. From the top of the aperture, I've hung a 'bauble' made using a Penny Black stamp embossed in silver on black card (I've stamped it on both sides, so the sentiment can still be seen when it spins around). It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but I added some adhesive gems to the centres on the snowflakes for some 'glitz'.

As always, make sure you visit the ABC Christmas Challenge to check out the fab cards by the rest of the design team, and also Angela from Toucan Scraps, who is guest designing for this challenge.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland: 'Aperture Card'
Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club: 'Christmas Baubles'


Annie said...

love what you did with the papers Helen and the silver makes the card really pop!
hugs, annie x

Angela Toucan said...

it looks stunning! thank you for using my paper

Cathy said...

Fabulous tent card Helen and you sis so well with those papers.
Cathy xx

Lorraine A said...

fabulous card Helen :-) I love the tent card idea and the hanging bauble is gorgeous :-)

Lols x x x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card. This is a very dramatic card, you're right. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back next week. Marianne x

Anne said...

Very unusual card Helen, love it! Thanks for taking part in Susie & Vikki's challenge this week. Hugs, Anne (GD this week) x

Anonymous said...

soooooooooooo shiny and glitzy, love the acetate! hugs Samantha :0)

Sue said...

Hi Helen
wow what a striking card, luv the mono look, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, sue,x

Danielle said...

Fabulous card Helen - the colours are so striking and I love the tent style card! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at WW this week!
Hugs, Danielle

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

super card Helen, i love the shape and the contemporary colours. Thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki & Susie xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Helen, love the colours and the tent card design is fab
hugs Mandy xx

Unknown said...

brilliant design - thanks for joining WW this week x Janet

Unknown said...

Ooh this is really stylish and unusual - love it!
Pauline x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Very striking, love the embosing detail on the mirri card