Saturday, October 25, 2008

Very Merry!

This week's challenge on SBS#25 was to make a Christmas card without using red or green! How is this possible? Well, I did it.

The base of this card is Bashful Blue which I stamped randomly using the tiny snowflake from Short and Sweet in Versamark ink.

The main images are from Hung Up on the Holidays stamped on Whisper White. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the hangers and then extended them using a Stampin' Write Marker. The inks colours are Close to Cocoa and Brocade Blue. I had to add some sparkle (it is a Christmas card after all) so I used my 2-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Daimonds on the patterns on the baubles and the gingerbread man's buttons. This panel was mounted on Close to Cocoa and then adhered in the top left-hand corner of the card base.

The sentiment is from Short and Sweet, stamped in Close to Cocoa on Whisper White and punched with the small oval. I was going to mount it on a Close to Cocoa large oval but that didn't look right so I chose to use the oval frame from the Syled Silver Hodgepodge. The ribbon is Bashful Blue striped grosgrain.

I really like this card - the soft colours really appeal to me at the moment.

10 comments:

kareNstampZ said...

That is gorgeous & very sweet & you even used snowflakes!

Tammy B said...

That's really nice Sharon. It is about time to start making xmas cards isn't it!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card! I love the little hanging ornaments.

Leslie said...

Sharon, this is beautiful! I love it. I made a few cards myself for Christmas and used blue and silver, I love the embellishments you used on yours! Much cuter than mine!
Hope your weekend is fantastic!
Hugs, Leslie

n8tvtexan said...

You did a fantastic job with this challenge! Love the color combo.

Debby said...

I think you depicted the spirit of the holiday quite nicely with your soft colors that indeed remind me of snow and snowflakes. Nice job!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely muted colours Sharon, like everything about it!

Janet said...

amazing card! I LOVE IT!!!
hugs
janet

Anne said...

The colours on this card are just lovely. You've done a great job of thinking outside the red/green box - lovely card :)

Ali said...

Great card. Love the colours!