Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Wintery Color Challenge Card


Today's Color Challenge colors(Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, and Basic Gray) just begged to be used on a winter card! I didn't have Basic Gray, so I substituted Going Gray instead. The images were stamped in Basic Black ink and colored with a blender pen and ink. I shmooshed (is that a word?) the ink pad and lid together then picked up the color from the puddle it created. I used a simple layout, so I tried to give the card as much personality as I could! I added glitter glue to the image borders and the Cuttlebug background, I used Liquid Applique for the snow, and I faux stitched around the center panel. I found the snowflake eyelets in my stash -- they were exactly what I needed!

The temperature here finally took a nose dive from the 90's and 80's (it's now near 50 degrees), and we've had four inches of rain in the last 48 hours! The gray weather and these snowmen have me thinking about a warm blanket and a hot cup of tea!! I think that's where I'm headed -- have a great night! :)

Stamps: Festive Favorites, Straight Up Alphabet Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Going Gray, Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink) Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Going Gray Other: Cuttlebug & Snowflakes embossing folder (ProvoCraft), Blender Pen, Liquid Applique, glitter glue (Sulyn Industries), white eyelet (Bazzill), snowflake eyelets, Purely Pomegranate stitched grosgrain, silver cord, white gel pen (Marvy), Stampin' Dimensionals

13 comments:

Dottie K said...

I just adore this snowmen card. Love the colors and that glitter on the snowflakes. :)

Lynn said...

This is so sweet, love the CB embossing with this and all of the glitter!

Gina K. said...

That card is just so sweet!! I love it.

Lindsey said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the snow, glitter, layout, colors...LOOOOOVVVEE it! :)

Bethany Paull said...

This is great! Love the glitter on the bg and that adorable hanging tag.

Dawn Easton said...

Christina! So cute girl! Love all the detail on the card. Those snowflake brads are so cool. Love how you added glitter too ;)

StampingJoan said...

This is soooo beautiful! Love it! The glitter on the snowflakes is awesome! Great idea!

diane mcvey said...

That is just GREAT! What wonderful colors and balance...I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing, your blog is WONDERFUL! :)

Tina said...

What a sweet card. The sparkle is just grand!

Dawn Easton said...

Hey Christina! Wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog ;)

~~ Hollie Lisk~~ said...

Great job with this stamp set! I love every detail you added!

Dana K said...

too, too cute! love snowmen (can you tell I live in the desert!! LOL!) and that Cuttlebug b/g is so perfect. Great card!

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

I just love these little snowmen! Your card is adorable!