Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes

Welcome back!  There is really something very elegant when you combine black with silver.  I recall a lovely LBD (Little Black Dress) I wore to a fancy-dress party at Holiday Time.  I chose to hand sew a string of Rhinestones around the neckline and the sleeve cuffs.  The silvery sparkle elevated that simple dress to sophisticated glam.

So here too, using the colors suggested by the Paper Player Team Challenge (#567), the layout from the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#512), the Quote from the Time Out Challenge (#201) and a little glitter, this card went to town.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic Black cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Acetate Overlay: (4” x 5¼”) Silver Printed Side of one of the patterns from the retired Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate.
  • Cross Strip: (4” x 1¼”) Black Glitter cardstock
  • Sentiment Label Strip: (4” x ⅝”) Brushed Silver cardstock.  The truncated sentiment, Christmas Wishes, from the retired Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Black Embossing Powder.
  • Focal Image – Christmas Bauble: (2” x 2½”) Die-cut with the retired Merry Tags Dies set
    • Ornate Bauble cut from retired, but ever so pretty, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Paper.
    • Solid Bauble Background cut from Brushed Silver cardstock.
    • Bauble Ribbon: (3”) retired Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon tucked through the Hanger Loop.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base and a Basic Rhinestone Jewel was added to the top of the Bauble on the ribbon as an ode to my dress.

Hope your Holiday Season includes a little sparkle!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

7 thoughts on “Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes

  1. This card is most definitely chic elegance Jolanda and the glitter adds a wonderful touch of festive too. Thanks for playing along with my colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


  2. Gorgeous!! I love the elegance of the various sparkly elements and the acetate in the background. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


  3. This looks so stylish and sophisticated! I love all the patterns and detail -the color combo is so sophisticated too. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

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