Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Holiday Inspiration Group - 12 Days of Christmas - DAY 3



Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Holiday Inspiration Blog Event brought to you by "The Inspiration Crew".  We’re a group of online crafty blog friends who love being creative. This time we're doing a 12-day event to provide you with tons of Holiday Inspiration.

I love the drama and artsy feeling of this black and white card. I used a Stampin' Up image, coloured with a green copic and then I added a tiny red die-cut circle (from a starburst die). I smeared Stickles around the edge of the panel and that results in a lifted-edge which adds a bit of interest.

I remade the card for my Church Christmas Card project using a different colour scheme. The red and gold is more traditionally Christmas and very warm.


Here are all the crafty ladies participating in this event. Be sure to visit all the blogs each day for loads of fun Holiday craft ideas.

25 comments:

sandie said...

Stunning card, can't decide which one I like best but think I would go with the black as I do like a touch of drama!!

Joan B said...

love these. the top card is one of my all time faves!

joy said...

Both cards are eye-catching! I like the stark contrast of the first one.

Lynn said...

I'm with Sandie...absolutely stunning. I love the drama of the black and white and the subtly inked edges of the paper.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous :) I love the pop of green n red on ur card

icardeveryone01 said...

Each card is gorgeous in its own way... love the black, but the lines on the second remind me of pin-tucking - just fantastic, Ardyth!
=] Michele

Brenda said...

I love both color combo's in both cards Ardyth! Such pretty cards for sure and perfect for the season. Hugs, Brenda

Happy Dance said...

You need to stop. Everytime I visit your blog, I see one (or more) cards, and think, "this one is my favorite of Ardyth's cards." Think I'll just love them all! These are beautiful. Love the contrast of the black and white, and love the more traditional red and gold colors. Fantastic, dear friend!! Bev

Iris said...

Such pretty cards - love the CAS look.
isoscia at aol dot com

HelenM said...

simply beautiful!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is so super striking yet utterly CAS perfection. Love it. xx

Lynn K said...

Lovely cards - especially love the top one!!

Donna B. said...

So pretty! Love the colors on the top one!!

jamie vanskiver said...

These cards are so pretty! Quite a different look and feel when you use the different colors! Love that:)

Karren said...

Fabulous cards and I just love the boldness of the black stamping and the touch of colour.

Jaya Christina said...

oooh. love the glittery border. And the perfectly stamped image

Sheila H said...

Gorgeously CAS!!

Gaylynn said...

So pretty. Love the trim on the top one too.

Geri said...

Both cards/color combos are stunning! I'm really loving the sparkled edge and the wee pops of color in the B & W card!

cghundley said...

Lovely cards
but I like the
black over the
gold!
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Looks great in both color schemes.

Anita in France said...

Glad I don't have to choose between these two beautiful cards, Ardyth ... the dramatic black and white on the first is fantastic, especially with the pops of colour ... and the warm red with gold is gorgeous, love the subtle lines and that single red berry! The most amazing thing is how you've created such different looks ... brilliant! Anita :)

Nancy Carroll said...

Stunning CAS card!

Kim Heggins said...

Both cards are gorgeous!

Ruby N said...

love the glittery edges!