July 14, 2012 ~ 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown- color challenge

Good morning!  I'm so glad you stopped by!  This is the card I made for this week's 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog challenge.  This week's challenge is a fun one!  It's a color challenge and the colors are:  white, black, and a splash of blue. 

I wanted to use an image that would be pretty enough to not color in entirely and I think this image is perfect.  I only used my bashful blue marker and I colored in the bird and I lightly colored in a bit here and there in the snowy areas.  After I was finished adding a bit of blue I decided to add some dazzling diamonds glitter all over the snowy area.  You can see how my glittery snow turned out in my photo below.

My main image panel is layered onto black card stock and then onto bashful blue card stock (I have dimensionals underneath my bashful blue layer.  The bottom of my bashful blue card stock was punched using my scallop border punch and I added my ribbon just above my punched border.  My sentient was stamped and punched out using my large oval and scallop oval punches.  My sentiment is also raised up using dimensionals.

I wanted to take a minute to explain how I embossed my background.  The northern flurry embossing folder has the embossing area only on the bottom left side, but I wanted the embossing to be over my entire background and in order to achieve this I began by taking my card stock and running it through my big shot like I normally would.  Then I removed my card stock, turned it around and placed my non embossed portion back inside my embossing folder and I ran it through my big shot machine again. 

If you try this you will want to sort of stop once you reach the end of the embossing folder (you should be able to feel this as your are turning the handle).  This should help to not get a crease line on your card stock from the end of the embossing folder and make sure that when you are turning your card stock around to emboss the other end that you do not flip it over or you will end up with one side being embossed and the other side of your card stock will be debossed. 

I hope you liked the card I made for today's challenge.  If you have time be sure to check out the other design team member's cards.  Thanks for stopping by!

Louise van Vuren
Ruth M
Danielle Vincent

*card #37 out of 100 cards in 100 days goal

Stamps:  Changing Seasons, To You and Yours- for the sentiment
Card Stock:  White, Black, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Black Stazon
Supplies:  Ribbon, Scallop Border Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Bashful Blue SU Marker, Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
Technique: Dry Embossing

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Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Patty - what a gorgeous card you've made. It's such a peaceful scene and I love your very subtle touches of blue - just wonderful!

Andrea said...

A beautiful Christmas card. You created such a lovely scene!

Becky said...

Patty, this is gorgeous. Love the embossing.

Mynnette said...

I am so glad you used bashful blue--this is a gorgeous tone with the white and black! LOVE your scene--so pretty and peaceful! LOVE the glitter, too...glitter is awesome! :)

Barb said...

So pretty--this is a sweet image that makes an awesome scene!

Jacqueline said...

This is such a classy card - love the blue bird - Jacqueline xx

Karen Howard said...

Beautiful white on white, is really gorgeous! Hugs, Karen

Melina said...

I love your subtle coloring of the image! Beautiful card :)

Julie said...

Love your beautiful card. Great use of the challenge colours.

Ruth M said...

Beautiful Patty, so serene and peaceful, really evocative! Love your layout too!
Ruth x