Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A couple of Christmas Challenges!

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I would play along in a couple of challenges to create this card:-


The layout is inspired by the Tina's Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink:-

http://www.just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/just-add-ink-244-just-add-sketch.html

& Nance's Black Tie Challenge at The Paper Players to create a holiday project that is fancy!

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/pp225-black-tie-theme-challenge-from.html

I've kept to a monochromatic palette of white, slate, brushed silver & shiny silver cardstock, with silver embossed details & sentiment.  An extra touch of bling comes from a retired rhinestone embellishment that I had been saving because it's sooo pretty!  :)

Both these challenges are running longer than usual, so you can play along by clicking on the respective graphics.  Make sure you check out the gorgeous samples from the Design Team members too!

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Card Components
All Stampin' Up! as listed above, plus All Is Calm DSP, Versamark Ink, 
Bright & Beautiful S/Set, Many Merry Stars S/Set, Star Framelit Dies, 
Hexagon Punch & Dimensionals

7 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Very elegant Helen! You've used my fave Christmas bling too, Love the classy colours! Lovely to have you join us at Just Add Ink.

Christine Blain said...

Wow! BEAUTIFUL! This certainly is an elegant card; so many lovely details. Love the embossed star, and the perfect placement of the bling. Mixing and matching silvers has worked perfectly on this gorgeous card, Helen. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week!

Nance Leedy said...

This is gorgeous, Helen! I love all the shades of silver you incorporated beautifull here. Everything from the papers, to the colors, to the embossing says fancy AND elegant. So glad you. Could join us this week at The Paper Players! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

laurie said...

Very elegant card, love the color choices,too! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

stampwithsandy said...

Such and elegant and lovely card, Helen! Love the silver and gray scheme, and that rhinestone embelishment is so pretty. I have a few of those that I am hoarding! Thanks for playing along with our black tie challenge at The Paper Players!

Andrea W said...

The detail on the star looks terrific and I love the silver color scheme. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So elegant ... This one has a really serene feel! Hugs xxx