Black and Gold Thank You

I've been writing articles for Scrapjazz for awhile now, but I've only recently started checking out the contests and challenges in their forums.  When I saw the November card sketch challenge, I knew I wanted to play along.  

The sketch is very simple - just my style!  I recently uncovered a piece of shimmery gold cardstock that I'd embossed on a friend's Big Shot way back when.  I decided to use that as my background.  As to what color to pair with the gold, that was a no-brainer.  My high school colors were black & gold (go Matadors!) and I've always thought it was an elegant combination.

Here's my card: 


And here's the sketch:

As you can see, I followed the sketch very closely.  I think the embossed dots, the scalloped circle, and the extreme shimmer of the paper add interest.  Overall, I'm really happy with it. I might have to try this again with some other color combinations!


  1. Very nice! Love that clean and simple sketch. Your embossing is the perfect touch. Scrapjazz, eh? I'll have to check that out!

  2. love the simplicity of your card :)

  3. Very Elegant!
    My school colors were Crimson and Gold!

  4. Clean and Simple, very nice!!!

  5. Cindy, you did an amazing job with the sktech! Just my style, too! I love your card!!!!

  6. I love clean and simple. This turned out great!

  7. Beautiful card!! love the kraft/black combo!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


    1. It's actually a very shimmery gold, not kraft! I wish the picture could capture the color.

  8. I really love the shimmery gold paper. The embossing is pretty and you did an excellent job with the sketch.


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