CAS(E) this Sketch #348

I decided to totally mix things up with my Christmas card making...from all white to black!  I just had to have this stamp set from Colorado Craft Company.  It is part of their Big & Bold line and  the stamp totally stands alone!  The images are huge!  My card is 5" x 5" and you can tell that the whole image did not quite fit. I plan to do some coloring with this image later, but for now, heat embossing it is!  I created my card based on the sketch challenge this week at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I totally took some inspiration from Jen Mitchell's card with the vellum!  This card was super simple to create.  I inked my image in Versamark and heat embossed in gold embossing powder.  For my vellum strip, I simply gently tore the edges and heat embossed my sentiment onto the strip.  I folded my vellum strip back behind my panel, so no worrying with adhesive showing on the front.  I thought about adding sequins, but felt they took away from the awesome stamp set!  My top panel is popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Pine Branch & Pinecones Stamp Set by Colorado Craft Company*
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2066 Gold Embossing Powder

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
AAA Cards-One Image + Optional Twist of Shimmer

Happy Little Stampers-CAS Tis The Season
Less is More-That's Torn It
Penny Black & More-Christmas

* I am NOT affiliated in anyway with Colorado Craft Company, but I am a huge fan.  They often have discount codes available. Try delandartie for a 10% discount if you decide you have to have the stamp set in your life as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I love how the embossing really makes your image pop from the black background. Pinned.

  2. A really stunning image with the gold embossing on the black card, a really super creation. Thank you for joining our "Christmas' challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

  3. Wow, that stamped image is fantastic, love how big it is, and just gold on the deep cardstock looks awesome. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge, Anita x

  4. Gotta love the way your torn strip lifts a nice card to a lovely card


  5. Your card looks so elegant with the gold embossing, thanks so much for joining in with our Christmas theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  6. that's such a classic combo with the gold and black and I love your finishing touch of the sentiment on vellum. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, really hope to see you come back and join in with future challenges..

  7. Such a classy card - love the torn edge and embossing - so beautiful! Thanks for sharing at HLSCAS!

  8. What an elegant card Allisa! The opulent gold embossing really makes a statement and the beautifully torn vellum is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  9. The detailed gold image is gorgeous! This is one black Christmas card that I really think is elegant.

  10. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. Wow.. what a stunner! The gold looks gorgeous on that dark bg and the torn vellum..aah.. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for playing along at AAA cards. Hugs ~ Ishani.


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