I started making the Christmas cards for my Stampin' Up team this weekend. It's quite an undertaking, so I usually choose something simple. I decided on this black and gold Night in Bethlehem design, using some sentiments from Star of Wonder.
They weren't hard to make, but boy were they ever hard to photograph! Either the light bouncing off the gold foil cardstock was blindingly bright, or it acted like a mirror and you could see my hands and camera in the reflection!
ran out of Basic Black cardstock around the 50 card mark, so I used Night of Navy to make the rest. I almost like it better than the original black! A little softer look but just as elegant. I should have enough cardstock to finish now, but if I run out of navy, I'm going to try Elegant Eggplant next!
One thing the second batch also had was the beautiful star swirl stamp from Star of Wonder. That softens it up as well. In this last photo you can really see the cool effect that my Shimmer spray had on the foil. It looks almost pitted, like a sandy texture. That's from rubbing alcohol in the Stampin' Spritzer. It helps dull the gold glare, too!
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Are you working away on your holiday cards? What design are you making this year? Wish we could get together and stamp! Have a cup of hot cocoa for me. Thanks for stopping in for inspiration at Song of My Heart today!