Thursday, November 17, 2011

Stamps Only and it's all Purple & Silver !

Good morning !   I hope everyone is doing well and finding time to "work" on Christmas Cards !

I'm entering this Purple & Silver card into Impression Obsession's challenge for this week.   The challenge is to use stamps only, no pattern paper.   You can find the details here at Impression Obsession's Blog.

The colours in this photo are a bit different than the actual card.  I used dark plum & mauve metallic card stock.  The plum appears almost black and the metallic mauve card stock tends to look more silver than it actually is.   Sometimes I find it difficult to capture the exact colours.  Possibly a light box will help? 

The stamps I used are all from Impression Obsession:   Cover a Card - CC053 Holly,   Poinsettia Tree - F2412 and the Sentiment is Joyous Season - C8280.  

The Cover a Card stamps by Impression Obsession are a lot of fun to use to create patterned paper.    I stamped the Holly CAC onto dark plum card stock and embossed with silver.  
The tree & sentiment were also embossed with silver.    I stamped the tree twice on white glossy card stock.   Both trees were coloured first with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and then I used Tom bow markers to enhance the flowers and candy canes on the tree.   I cut out the larger poinsettia's on the 2nd tree and attached with pop dots for dimension.   I distressed the sentiment with the Milled Lavender Distress Ink using the spellbinder die as a mask. 

I also popped up the tree and the metallic mauve card stock that was cut with a rectangle die and embossed with a CB folder.    I layered the tree onto Mauve Metallic and Dark Plum card stock.   White Opal Liquid Pearls, a big bow & the sentiment were added for the final touch !

Spellbinder Nestabilities:   S4143 & S5019.  CB Folder:  Divine Swirl

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day !


Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley, this is stunning. I love what you did with embossing the CAC image, the way you layered the tree, and the sentiment treatment is awesome too! What a beautiful and elegantly festive card! Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Donna Ellis said...

What a GORGEOUS background! Looks like super expensive, elegant designer paper. Love what you have done with all the panels and layers. Thanks for sharing!

Miranda said...

Beautiful card Shirley!Great embossing background and love that tree! Good luck with the drawing, greetz Miranda

Shannon White said...

Wowzers is this Ever Pretty or What! 8-) I'm Loving all the Embossing and all the Silver! 8-)