Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A White Harlequin Christmas

Hello !   It's looking a little like Winter here this morning !  We had freezing rain last night..... lots of ice everywhere !   A good day to stay home and work on cards ! :)    

Today's post is my entry into Chocolate Baroque's Challenge !   You can find the details
here at Chocolate Baroque's White Christmas Challenge.      The more people that enter the challenge the bigger the prize becomes !  

The challenge is open to interpretation but to me White Christmas means snow !    The beautiful Christmas set that I have from CB is Harlequin Christmas and it doesn't feature anything with snow.  However I decided that I would use as much white as possible in my card.   I love gold with white, so it's became a white & gold card !


If you saw my post of November 18th, I used Chocolate Baroque Harlequin Christmas  - UA4SP0282 as well but with more vibrant colours !      I used four of the seven stamps from the set to create this card.

I used white embossing on the background & then blended a little Tattered Rose Distress Ink to highlight the design of the background.  The rest I embossed with gold and added no colour.  Adding no colour is the challenge but I think white & gold make an elegant card and I hope you agree !    I layered everything onto gold metallic and then white card stock.   White ribbon, a little holograph glitter, white pearls and a pearl spray were the finishing touches !


While creating this card I also embossed in gold one other stamp from the set.  I've had fun using this with various inks & embossing but it looks simple & elegant with just gold & white !   I thought I would add this as well to show another stamp from this beautiful set  !



Update on November 24th.   Glenda the owner of Chocolate Baroque suggested  I enter this one into the challenge too as there isn't a limit to the number of entries !  Yay !  So I've created a new post featuring this card. 

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day !
Shirley

9 comments:

  1. These are both beautiful Shirley - gold and white is such a classic combination and they look so elegant.

    Thanks for entering the challenge - you can enter more than once, so why not put the second card in too?

    Glenda

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  2. You have really done your Baroque set justice. This just lovely and so elegant too! Your second card is just beautiful with the embossed texture for the image!

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  3. This is really Baroque style Dhirley. Lot it. It is a fabulous card.
    Verey stylish and elegant.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  4. really lovely card Shirley - congratulations on being the first to enter

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  5. Great cards, very elegant! Sandra

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  6. Both your cards are gorgeous :)

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  7. I love the Harlequin Christmas card and the other but I've commented on that separately :-) Gold and white is a real classy look. Well done.
    Hugs, Gina x

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  8. Two lovely cards, the gold and white really does look beautiful!

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