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 !


Glenda said...

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?


Shirley said...

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!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

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

veronica said...

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

Sandra said...

Great cards, very elegant! Sandra

CraftyJo said...

Both your cards are gorgeous :)

Gina said...

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

Angelnorth said...

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

Kathryn said...

Lovely x