Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Waltz, with All the Trimmings

I thought I was pretty clever with the title of my post!  The sketch for this layout today comes from Waltzingmouse Challenges, and I've used SU's set Tree Trimmings for the first time. 



The colors were chosen by this week's Color Challenge over at Splitcoast:  Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink and Cherry Cobbler, with a dessert option of pinking shears.  I don't have any of the new cardstock colors by SU yet, so I subbed in Riding Hood Red.  At Caardvarks, we were challenged to create a Christmas mini card or tag.  In my book, this is less than a normal sized card:  it measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/2".  I meant to cut it as a square, but I kind of liked the shape once I was finished.  AND it will still fit in an A2 envelope; no extra postage required!

The sketch:
Some close-up bling and glitter.
It may be several days before I can stamp again.  My brother and sister-in-law are coming for a visit from Texas tomorrow, and I have lots to do in preparation. 

You have a wonderful weekend!
Colleen


Stamps:  Tree Trimmings, sentiment from Little Hellos
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Pretty In Pink, Basic Black
Other:  dimensionals, iridescent glitter, Zig Two Way Glue Pen, Stampamajig, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Holly Ribbons embossing folder, pinking shears, pink bling, circle nesties

12 comments:

Kristen Malak said...

Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Well done getting a Christmas card done. Love how you used the sketch and added sparkle to the ornaments.

wendyp said...

i love pink and red combo's for Christmas cards! This is beautiful!!!

Leslie Miller said...

I had to do a double take on the sketch... I can hardly believe your gorgeous card and the sketch are the same. But, I see it now! Very pretty the way you used the bling! I love that! Lots of great sparkle, too!

Tammy said...

This is just beautiful! I love your bling!

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! Love all that bling and the embossing, makes for a very elegant card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Colleen! This card is gorgeous! Those Vintage ornaments look stunning! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Kay Malak said...

The card is breathtaking!

Nathalia Castellon said...

This is such a stunning card! I love your placement of rhinestones and embossing and stamping...I could go on and on! Very lovely work! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful holiday card, I need to get mine going too (I always said that, but so many idea and so little time)! The vintage ornaments against the embossed DP look great!

Amy said...

Beautiful card!! I love the embossing on white. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful card, Colleen! I just love how that pink looks with the more traditional red/green Christmas colors. The ornaments look great as pendants, and the embossed white panel makes this card look so rich. Wonderful work!!

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