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Sunday, November 9, 2014

adventures of distraction

Last night as I lay sleeping (not), I suddenly realized that if I'm having a long weekend out of town later this week, and my next Card Buffet Stamp-a-Stack events take place the following weekend, I'd better get something planned.  I have some Christmas cards ready that I haven't offered yet, but it's nice to have a card that can serve other purposes, such as a thank you or a birthday.  The colors at Color Throwdown are a good start for that, as are the snowflakes in Endless Wishes.  I also suddenly realized, just about an hour ago during a period of distraction from buffet planning, that I hadn't left any comment-love for my fellow Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop participants last month, and lo-and-behold, Jean had the *perfect* card, which I jumped right of my seat to go and CASE*:

stamp sets - Endless Wishes, Endless Birthday Wishes; ink - Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant Memento Tuxedo Black; card stock - Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise

Before I was distracted, I was thinking about the Christmas cards we might make, and I flipped through my designer series papers.  I found this beautiful silver-foiled specialty paper that I had forgotten was included in the All is Calm set.  It just called out to be used for the Silver challenge at Stampin' Royalty:
stamp set - Cheerful Christmas; ink - Versamark, Encore Silver (on envelope); stampin' emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Silver Foil, Night of Navy; designer series paper - All is Calm; Big Shot with Deco Labels framelits
There seems to be a bit of reflection making the silver seem like gold in the photo, but it really is silver in real life, I promise - I wish you could see it, it's one of my favorites this year.  I wanted a narrower border for the silver foil mat, and used a craft-knife to trace around the framelit that I used for the sentiment.  That's too fussy for mass production, so we won't making this card at Card Buffet, but I do have another option that incorporates Silver-embossed Cheerful Christmas.

As unusual as it is for me, each of these two cards qualifies at only one challenge - maybe because I was feeling late and distracted, but that seems to be completely normal for me, most of the time, so I'm not sure that's really the cause.  Whatever the cause, I like the effects.

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Joan Ervin said...

Both cards are sooo pretty and classy the snowflakes on the first one and the beautiful sentiment layer on the second!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Those snowflakes are lovely! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Vickie Z said...

Sounds like you had a fun night that! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

Jodi Collins said...

These are SO pretty! LOVE those snowflakes! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Wow Kathe your snowflakes and sponging turned out beautifully. Love the idea of using the design for a birthday card. After all the sponged background has a look of galaxies at the start of creation. And that's a birthday kind of thing right? :D
Your Christmas entry is gorgeous. Nice and shimmery.
Hugs and Happy New Year!