Friday, July 15, 2016

Frosty Blue Christmas Card





The challenge at 

The idea that immediately comes to mind with that color palette
is snow. I wanted to do something different though. 
I decided to make a silver Christmas tree,
reminiscent of the old aluminum Christmas trees! 



I used silver embossing powder on a pine branch image that was stamped with Versamark ink.

The ornament image was stamped with a an old Frost color Kaleidoscope ink pad (there are three shades of blue on it, difficult to tell in the photo) onto glossy white card stock. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and punched it out with a coordinating paper punch. It is mounted on a pop dot / dimensional.

I carefully added thin lines of diamond Stickles on the swirls of the ornament.

Light blue ink was used on the background stamp. NOTE:  The background stamp was an afterthought because I thought it looked too empty, too much white and "off balance" to me otherwise. I should have stamped the background first rather than after embossing the branches. The branches would have been lined up better with the main sentiment on the background stamp.

The stamped piece is layered onto silver metallic and medium blue card stock then adhered to a pale blue textured card stock base.

Silver edged white organdy ribbon and narrow polka dot light blue ribbon are tied into a knot then hot glued to the top of the ornament to finish it off.

Thanks for looking =)


I'm also entering my card in the July Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra July anything goes

Anything Goes at Through The Craft Room Door


7/22/2016   EDITED TO ADD:
My card was chosen as an Honorable Mention at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown !


5 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and shimmery! Great job capturing the frosty aspect of our 52CCT color theme! Thanks for playing in our challenge this past week. :)

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  2. Beautiful card.


    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Regards,

    TTCRD DT

    Mel Gee crafts {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous card and love the blue...
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYD...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. What a stylish card! I love all the different elements, and they come together beautifully.

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  5. Love the colour contrasts - gorgeous. Thank you for joining in the July challenge at CHNC Extra - and apologies for the late comment.

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