This week at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge we have a lovely color challenge for any occassion:
CREATE A CARD WITH A SENTIMENT FOR THE OCCASION OF YOUR CHOICE. INCORPORATE BLUE, SILVER, AND WHITE INTO YOUR DESIGN.
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If you ever come to my blog looking for a specific style, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. I love playing with paper using many different styles. The one I chose for this color combination was fairly clean and simple. These colors spoke to me of winter snow. I discovered that all of my newest blue patterned papers were aqua and I wanted more of a true blue to go with silver, so I chose some from my old, old, old patterned paper that is filed away by color. I made my own simple sketch this time.
I tried a couple of new things with this card. I attached the light blue patterned paper before embossing the front of the card, hoping the embossing would be the same on both layers so it would show inside, too. Also, I tried stacking four layers of Cricut-cut snowflakes, 2" and 2.75," to give it more interest. I added a silver glitter brad to the center as a glittery, finishing touch. I did find that it helped to line up the layers and add one small glue dot, rolled thin, under each layer so they'd stay lined up properly.
I heat embossed the sentiment on front, added a strip of my new silver glitter paper and some white lace, then attached my snowflake embellishment. Then I finished by stamping the inside and adding part of the snowflake cut-outs with silver glitter glue in the middle:
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #51 - Winter Birthdays
MilkCoffee Challenge - Snowflakes/Snow plus Sparkle and/or Glitter
Gingerloft #55 - Let It Snow
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan #36 - Winter
5: x 6.5" Birthday Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart retired Moonstruck paper pack (ancient!), White Daisy Cardstock, Silver Glitter paper from CTMH Black and Gray Glitter Paper (coming soon)
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs "Happy Birthday" stamp set
Inks - CTMH Clear embossing ink, Moonstruck
Accents - CTMH Silver-Glitter Brads, White embossing powder, Silver Glitter Glue; Offray lace
Tools - Cricut Art Philosophy (snowflakes), Cuttlebug embossing folder, heat gun