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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

adventure in red

This is not what I envisioned when I first thought to combine the challenges from Jingle Belles, Sketch Frenzy Friday, and 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown
stamp sets - Petite Pairs, Ornament Keepsakes; ink - Silver Encore, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Irridescent Ice;  card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil, Whisper White; punch - 2-3/8" scallop circle; Big Shot with Holiday Ornaments framelit; silver 1/8" ribbon; Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge dauber
I wanted a poinsettia embossed in silver, but I forgot that I haven't brought my Joyful Christmas stamp set from the house to the condo. I had to go find the older heat tool, since the new one was removed for cleaning & storage.  Irridescent Ice was not a good choice for embossing powder, on vellum, with an unfamiliar heat tool - too hard to tell when it had melted.  I don't remember why I didn't stay with silver, maybe I thought that not enough vellum would show?  At least I didn't scorch the vellum, but then I thought (incorrectly, as you can see) that the embossing would not allow the glue to show through.  sigh
Still, I think someone may still appreciate receiving a "handmade with love" card in December, and I will appreciate having some cards made in advance - I have three, so far ;/


Mynn xx said...

What a lovely creation! I adore the fabulous layout and the red looks so elegant paired with the metallic! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and have a wonderful rest of the week! Mynn xx

PS: I'd love for you to hop over to my blog--I've got some blog candy up for grabs! :)

lauren bergold said...

well i, for one, think this is LOVELY and a great take on our "RED" prompt at JINGLE BELLES! but i can soooo totally relate to things NOT turning out like one has intended! (on the plus side, the happy recipients... and they WILL be happy to get this... won't be able to see the "perfect" picture in your head, just the lovely reality, which is more than enough!!!) <3

SmilynStef said...

Someone will always appreciate a handmade with love card ... so glad you went *red* with us at jingle belles.

Anonymous said...

You've done a great job in what sounds like difficult circumstances. I really like the metallic banner.

Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.

Gill x

52CCT Design Team

Patricia H. said...

Cherry Cobbler is one of my favorite reds. Pairing it with silver gives your card a very elegant feel! Thanks for sharing your work with us at 52{C}CT. :)

fabiola jaques said...

magnifique en rouge, riche et élégant Kathe, merci de jouer avec nous a 52CCT, a bientôt, biz

Deborah Frings said...

This has such a rich, elegant look - handmade cards are always appreciated. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

Never tried heat embossing on vellum myself, great idea though! Thanks for joining in with our metallic papers challenge this week at 52 CCT

Louise xx

Kim Innis said...

Great Card! Thanks for playing with us at SFF!