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Sunday, November 20, 2011

more challenge adventures

Just a quick post this evening to show you my latest efforts.  I used sketch #11 from Freshly Made Sketches and all neutrals (gold is neutral, isn't it?) to make this card for Shopping Our Stash.


I tried to use a never-been-inked stamp (there's one in Creative Elements that coordinates nicely with the Mocha Morning designer series paper strip) but it didn't really seem to fit on this card.  They will be together one day, though!  Stamp sets are Bells & Boughs and Delightful Decorations.  Ink is Versamark (embossed with gold) and Crumb Cake.  Card stock is Very Vanilla (both smooth and textured), Brushed Gold, and Soft Suede.  I used my 3/4" circle punch for the sentiment.

This card nearly made itself with the combination of colors from The Paper Players, sketch #167 from Clean and Simple Stamping, and the theme prompt for a silhouette from Less is More:
Stamp sets are Four the Holidays and Dasher, ink is Versamark (embossed with silver) and Night of Navy, card stock is Whisper White, Night of Navy, and Brushed Silver.  The scalloped circle was cut with Circles #2 die in the Big Shot, Dasher was punched out with the 2-1/2" circle, and I used the corner rounder punch on the sentiment strip.  This one will be going to a friend who doesn't really celebrate Christmas, and so is also perfect for this weeks Jingle Belles prompt!

Stop by the blogs I've linked to and check out all the great ideas from other stampers.  Better yet, join in the fun by linking up cards you've made!

26 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cards! Love the neutrals - and I always love Dasher! Very classic and elegant holiday cards!

Chrissie said...

Good old Dasher, he looks fab!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Debgem said...

Dasher looks stunning in gold - love the layout - a fabulous Christmas card! I really like the bells too!

Kathyk said...

Two lovely cards and your LIM is simply splendid

Kathyk

Lauri Ingram said...

Lovely gold card! A beautiful holiday card! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely cards and I love the reindeer x

Suze Bain said...

Dasher's a super stamp. Lovely cards. xx

SmilynStef said...

Love that pretty little reindeer ... such an elegant silhouette ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

well, actually BOTH of these are totally gorgeous and brilliantly thought out as usual. LOVE that sparkly reindeer!!! ♥

(ps: for the record YES! i'd totally call gold--or silver--a neutral; afterall they're just the sparkly cousins of tan & grey!!!) :)

Cindy said...

Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Freshly Made Sketches!

Jennifer said...

Both are great! I love the gold with the bells image! Beautiful! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko

Lesley said...

Lovely card! I love the classiness of both! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and the Paper Players.

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the sparkle on both and the clean lines of both. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

June Houck said...

Kathe, both cards are beautiful! They are both lovely and elegant. I agree, the gold works well as a neutral for your card :)

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous cards---that Dasher is quite dashing! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

Crystal said...

Love these cards both are very elegant and just perfect for Christmas. Thanks for playing along with us at SOS this week :)

Marrigje said...

Beautiful LIM card you made.

Mandi said...

I love reindeer, I loveDasher
Super card
Thank you so much
mandi LIM

Susan Joyce said...

Your Christmas cards are lovely. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week.

Aileen said...

Lovely cards. I really like Dasher in the silver against the Navy Blue. x

Jaydee said...

Kathe, I am so pleased you used my favorite Dasher. You made him look beautiful on his silver scalloped background. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and shared this gorgeous card
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Kathe! Dasher is one of my favorites, and you have showcased him to perfection! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

Both are gorgeous cards! I love the mocha morning paper paired with bells & boughs! Dasher looks so handsome embossed in silver on the navy...great job with both challenges. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Kathe, both of your cards are beautiful! Love how you featured the fabulous Dasher with the embossed detail. Renea, I love how you dressed up this embossing folder with sparkly style! Such a pretty holiday card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Rita said...

You just can't go wrong with Dasher! :) I love him in silver! Thanks so much for joining The Paper Players this week!

Julie Marshall said...

Wow Kathe...your bell cards is just gorgeous! Love the colors.