Friday, December 9, 2011

Merry & Bright, CCMC179 and SQSC16

For this Christmas card I combined the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge (CCMC179)  this week and the Stampin Queen's Sketch Challenge (SQSC 16) over at the Stampin' Queens blog.
Connie and Mary's Challenge of Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade and Basic Grey was a challenge... that's not a normal color scheme I would have come up with for a Christmas card, lol, but I ended up happy with the result.  I added in some Whisper White which helps give contrast to the dark-ish grey and the bright poppy and limeade. 
 The right side of the Basic Grey panel was textured with the Big Shot and the Finial Press Embossing Folder.  Barely visible in the pictures is a strip of Basic Grey cut with the Tasteful Trim Die which covers the seam between the plain and the embossed sections of the background.  The tag is Poppy Parade layered on Lucky Limeade.  At the top of the tag, a length of Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon is tied with White Twine then three Mini Jingle Bells added with Mini Glue Dots.
I used the Stocking Accents Originals Die from the Holiday Mini to diecut the ornament shapes from Poppy Parade Designer Papers that were a Hostess Premium last year.  (Love that FREE stuff!)  I spread glue all over each one with my Two-Way Glue Pen then dipped them in the Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  They REALLY sparkle and shine!!  They were adhered with Dimensionals to give them height and prominence.  
The sentiment is from the Merry & Bright set.  It is stamped with Poppy Parade, cut down then a 7/8" square of Lucky Limeade was adhered behind the center.  This was attached to the card with Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will visit the two challenge sites and see what others did with this sketch and color combination!  Thanks for visiting me today!

Merry Christmas and happy stamping!

Margaret


10 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

So glad you showed us a close-up of those ornaments, wow, love the glitz! Thanks for playing with us this week at CCMC!

Renée said...

love those ornaments and layout! thanks for playing with us are CCMC:)

Deb said...

Love the glitter on the ornaments! AndI love the diamond shapes around your greeting! Great textures! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Sharon said...

love the glitter on the ornaments, and those tiny jingle bells are so adorable! love the whole look of your tag! thank you for playing along with us @ SQSC

Carrie Gaskin said...

Love your take on the challenge colours this week at CCMC. Those little bells just set the whole design up for success. great job!

Nance Leedy said...

What a great take on the sketch...I love how you've embossed only a portion of the background...gives a great effect. Love those sparkly ornaments too! Great card...thanks for playing along with us at CCMC!

Lisa said...

Very sparkly! Great Christmas card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

I just LOVE how you did your ornaments for this! They are so sparkly and fun! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Cristena Bagne said...

Congrats! You have been featured at SQSC! Thanks for playing along with us! Come and get your badge at http://gettincrafty.typepad.com/stampin_queens_sketch_cha/2011/12/scsq-16-spotlights.html
Inky Hugs,
Cristena

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, awesome ornaments, Margaret! Love the card and all the details! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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