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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Not Your Usual Winter Colors


Today's card is a winter-themed card using colors you don't see much on such cards: black and red with a dash of silver thrown in.  I LOVE black and red and wore it regularly back when I worked in an office, usually with silver jewelry.  It's sharp and elegant and looks good on everybody and pretty much every body.  This card fits perfectly into this week's challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps, which is to use one's favorite colors.  These are definitely mine.

The stamp set used is December 25th Labels from Inspired By Stamping and is layered onto a red circle edged with silver embossing powder.   If you'll notice, the base layer has also been edged with silver embossing powder.  That is my new favorite way to treat edges that might otherwise disappear when layered onto same color cardstock.

The embossed snowflakes were lightly sponged with a pearly white shimmer paint, and a couple of ribbon flags were attached to the image piece.

And that is my simple winter card.

Thank you for joining me and I hope you are enjoying your weekend wherever you are!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Loves Rubberstamps #67 - Favorite Color Combination
Oldie But a Goodie - Embossing
Simon Says...Anything Goes


Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh. Wow! I LOVE it, Shea! Classy, elegant, bold.

Donna Ellis said...

What a pretty, starry, snowy, shimmery night! It is magical, no doubt about it! love the silvery line framing the black, and the pop of red, Shea. It looks beautiful! xo

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this for a winter card, Shea! Stunning! Hope you are doing well, miss you popping in to SN. Mwah!!!

Cathymac said...

What a striking design, Shea! Love the silvery snowflakes on the black and the pop of red! Bold and beautiful!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Gorgeous card Shea!!! Elegant and love the color theme you used.

Hugs always


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful colors, I love this, so pretty! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Laura Sterckx said...

This card is so pretty and shimmery! I love the black and red too! :)

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

Laura Love said...

This is such a gorgeous color combination - I can see why it is a favorite! Looks very striking! You did an awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Stunning creation Shea. So striking
Hugs Kelly

Kristi Schurr said...

Wow! I'm loving your color combo, Shea! Awesome card!♥

Shani Thomas said...

Very pretty! I like to see a step away from the traditional Christmas colors.

Marcy said...

What a unique Christmas card! Your color combo looks fantastic! Love the image and the background snowflakes. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)