Monday, November 8, 2010

Celebrating the Season

Hello everyone,

Sometimes a short break is a really good thing. Between the garden, laundry, visiting and homework, card making just didn't happen this weekend. I think I've made up for it with today's card. This card was requested by my boss (gulp - no pressure) for a visiting male colleague. I worked this card into so many challenges from the past seven days it is amazing! I never use this many challenges on one card! I started with Saturday's Unscripted Sketches. Saturday's One Stop Craft Challenge and today's Crafty Cardmakers both asked for embossing. This week's Paper Sundaes challenge was 'Let It Snow' and Wednesday's ABC Christmas Challenge was W for Winter Wonderland. Finally, the ABC Challenge for the past two weeks has been G is for glitter.

The background paper is Webster's Paper Winter Wonderland Collection "Twinkle" which was dry embossed with the Sizzix Snowflakes plate. The layers are Stampin' Up Bravo Burgundy, River Rock and Very Vanilla. The Bravo Burgundy layer was dry embossed with the holly Cuttlebug folder. The image is Gina K's Tree Silhouettes which is highlighted with Glitter Ritz Warm Micro Fine Glitter. The sentiment is Impression Obsession (IO) Christmas Sentiments. The snowflakes are cut from a scrap of Very Vanilla covered with more glitter and cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake 1 and 2.

I love this card! To me, it is a perfect card for my boss to give to a visiting colleague. It is very wintry but not overly feminine even with the glitter. I think the Bravo Burgundy and River Rock are a great colour combination and with that bit of glitter, awesome! What astounds me even more is the number of challenges I applied to this card. I usually keep it to just a couple because I otherwise find the card becomes more about the challenges than the card. That just didn't happen with this card. Maybe I'm just getting better at it.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. Gorgeous card! Love all of the details, and colors. So glad you joined US for this weeks sketch challenge!

  2. What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Unscripted Sketches!!

  3. Really stylish card, great for our theme, thanks for playing along, Samantha, ABC Christmas challenge. Please consider turning off word verification.... It makes commenting so much nicer for everyone Visiting your blog, thanks x

  4. Beautiful card! And an awesome job. Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches.

  5. gorgeous card :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and embossing are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  6. Beautiful card, love ow the embossed card ties in so well with the backing paper. Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers this week.
    Jenni x

  7. Beautiful card - the embossing looks fab!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. Lovely card - great details. Thanks for playing at OSC.

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the embossing and elegant simplicity. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

  10. This is really clever, especially the way you have made the embossed section marry up so beautifully with the stamped section.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox