11/14/12

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!

12 comments:

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

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  2. love the simplicity of your card :)

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

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

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

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

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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

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

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