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Saturday, September 28, 2013

a White Christmas challenge

 Last week while admiring  all the pretty vintage work at Jingle Belles, I decided it was time to do a card in neutrals, or possibly white with a little glimmer.  I thought it would work best with a lot of terrific texture, which is the September cards challenge at Catherine & Cathy Create.  In another fortuitious (what? that's not a real word?)  coincidence, I found this sketch at Christmas Card Challenges:
Well, of course one of the textures needed to be poinsettias (Stampin' Up!® calls them Petals-a-Plenty but we know what they really mean).  Wouldn't you know, Catherine & Cathy Create came to my aid once again in the monthly challenge to use chevrons!

The glimmer I first envisioned morphed to just silver, but I like the final product pretty well, a mix of trendy and traditional:
stamp set - Christmas Messages; ink - Versamark; Stampin' emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Brushed Silver, Shimmery White, Whisper White; Big Shot with Chevron and Petals-a-Plenty embossing folders and Delicate Doilies sizzlit; Stampin' Dimensionals

So, although I'm not dreaming of it yet, a White Christmas  (still working on getting the Purple Snowflakes song unstuck from inside my head)  is already in the cards for us!


La Papera Gialla said...

Yes, I agree with you... I'm not ready for a white Christmas yet but I do like white for Christmas cards! Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Cathy Caines said...

Super clever with the embossing folders Kathe!!! Thanks for playing at CCC!