Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Pair of Silver Chocolate Pears

Hi everyone !   Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

I have another Christmas card to share today !    All of the images are from the beautiful Pears & Baubles set by Chocolate Baroque.     I love this set, it includes so many beautiful stamps to create a variety of cards.

I created the background by blending Pool, Azure & Silver Fox Smooch Inks.     After making sure it was dry (I used my heat gun to help speed drying) I over stamped and embossed the pretty tree with silver.

On separate card stock I also embossed the two pears with silver.   Using the Acrylic Block technique I added  Peacock Feathers & then blended Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to add color.    Pink added to blue created the purple.    I also used the wet ink to dye white gauze ribbon to match.

I stamped Happy Christmas with Midnight Colorbox Pigment Ink, embossed with clear and then blended the same two DI over top.    I also blended a little Picked Raspberry DI around the edges of the background.

My post with a tutorial to create backgrounds with Smooch Inks is here.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.    I hope to 'see' you here again soon !


Greta said...

Drop dead gorgeous card! Love the non-traditional colors & the elegance of this fabulous card!

Creations by Shirl said...

Stunning - really enjoying your beautiful cards!

Darnell said...

Oh my, oh my, I think this might be my favorite card of yours ever. I adore pears as images on cards and the way you have integrated them into the background design with those fab on-trend colors, mwah!!

(I am doing very well, thank you, Shirley!)

Donna Ellis said...

Pears! These are gorgeous - who would do blue and silver pears? You are AMAZING, absolutely incredible - I just love how your soul flows through everything you touch. So beautiful, Shirley!

maria's knutselplezier said...

What an original Idee , Shirley, you made some pears as ornaments, and your background is very beautifull too!!


Claire said...

Hi Shirley, wow what a beautiful card. I love the background and the colours you've used are so unusual but really gorgeous
Claire xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Shirley, the pears look beautiful (I gave in and bought them in the end, but so far have not had the time to use them). As always you've created a stunning background to put them on, I love the colours you've used.

Sue x

friemelchen said...

Eine wundervolle Karte, die Gestaltung gefällt mir sehr gut!

lg Uli

Sophie said...

Wow! Shirley.
Da ist dir wieder mal eine wunderschöne aparte Karte gelungen.
Die Farb-Komposition ist umwerfend schön.
Und ich finde auch, es sind herrliche Stempel.

Ich hoffe, du hattest ein schönes Wochenende.

Liebe Grüße xoxo

Karin said...

Wow its a gorgeous card. The bleu, purple and silver are great together!
And i love the stamps! Have a nice week! Groetjes Karin

Sandra said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley. This set is definitely on my wishlist!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great effect with the colours and the

greetings, Alie :-)

Sue said...

Stunning as always Shirley huggles hun xxx

Bonnie said...

This is so rich and elegant, Shirley! Fit for a Queen!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley, love your colors combination blue lilac silver, that is awesome!Grandiose embossing effect.
xox Anja

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley,
I'm always so curious to see what you have made.
And always I'm so surprised what you created again.
This two baubles are just beautifull and inspiring.
The combi.of the colours are so rich.
Thank you for sharing."Warme groetjes"

Ellen Taylor said...

Holy schmoly Shirley! This is a real stunner of of a card! The purples and blues together are very inspiring! Those pears are beautiful!! You have out done yourself! Hope you got your leaves all raked!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow!! THis is Soo Beautiful Shirley!! Love your Fabulous silver embossed pears!! And your BG is soo Pretty and shimmery! Love this Lady! 8-)


craftystamper said...

Another fabulous card. The 2 embossed pears are beautiful together.

Ina G said...

Oh Shirley - this is STUNNING. What an amazingly beautiful card. Fabulous colours and detailed explanation on how you did this masterpiece. Have been amiss lately with checking blogs out but am trying to get back on track looking and adding to my own. Thank you for your continued support and comments. I so appreciate it when you pop in.

Alda said...

And again a real beauty you've made...
What is the acrylic block technique??
Love the background.
Can't wait for my xmas card LOL

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this is a very very beautiful card! The pears are sooo very beautiful and I really love those colours together, what an excellent combination, this is so pretty! I just love the pretty embossed tree in the background, that looks so nice, and then the silver on the pears to match, plus the pretty peacock feathers, wow, just beautiful! Really nicely done! My compliments!
Warm greetings, Marlene

Julia S-W said...

You've done it again Shirley! Amazing background, superb colours and gorgeous images. I absolutely love your Christmas makes. Really I do!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.