Sunday, 7 December 2014

Projet 193: A neutral metallic Christmas challenge entry


When I saw the colors at The Color Throwdown this week I knew I had to join - they are such a pretty combination and a nice alternative to the traditional green and red Christmas.


I'm also trying to enter Retro Rubber's challenges as I need to be using my older stamps (as well as all of the gorgeous new ones I keep buying...) so I tried out their sketch challenge this week as well:

The stamps I chose for this card are from a Fiskars set that was given to me by Claire about 2 years ago. I think it might have been part of my birthday present before she left for NYC in Feb 2013 but I could be wrong...memory is getting a bit hazy during the party season :)

The stamps are on natural cardstock and then layered with a metallic silver paper. I punched white snowflakes and added touches of gold glitter glue to add a few more textures. The three candies are from a new set ("brownie") that I just bought (admittedly I went a bit candi mad recently and bought 6 new types. Oops.) and the top right is from "wedding bells".

Almost finished my Christmas cards now...just gotta get them in the post!




11 comments:

  1. Love your card - that stamp is gorgeous, I really do not remember giving it to you! But I'm old and forgetful now! Glad that you joined us this week at Retro Rubber, it's perfect for you and me, as we 'hoard' stamps! Cx

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  2. Oh, pretty!! Love that bird image!! Thanks for much for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

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  3. Such a sweet bird image and a great job with the sketch! Thanks for including RRBC in your stamping fun this week!

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  4. Cute bird stamp! Your card is very pretty. Thank you so much for joining the Retro Rubber challenge this week!

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  5. What a great card! I especially loved the use of the snowflake brads as your side piece from the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!!

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  6. Lovely card! Both images are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at RRBC! Neva from DT

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  7. So pretty. Love the elegant style on the bird and the word. The white snowflakes look sweet. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

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  8. SO lovely! The brads are a great touch! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

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  9. I love the creative use of the snowflakes and of course the sparkle in the word "joy".

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  10. Jessie, great take on this sketch. Love the snowflakes on the edge!! Thanks for playing with use at RR!!

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