The layout of my card is inspired by the sketch challenge at Merry Monday Challenge #4
Paper and Such in combination with The Ribbon Carousel are having a challenge to make a holiday card with non-traditional colors. I consider red and green to be traditional Christmas colors so my colors of Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy and Silver and Aqua will be my non-traditional colors. ooops! FYI, if you enter at The Ribbon Carousel, be sure to include ribbon, twine, lace, thread -- basically, anything that comes on a spool!
I embossed a silver metallic paper with Cuttlebug's DVine Swirl folder and using my finger, applied some meatallic rub on paste to the swirls (don't know if you can see this in the photo). I cut and embossed the base for my image, rubbing on the same metallic paste while the paper was still in the die. Traced around the outer edge of this die and cut it out in order to get a darker colored mat. I stamped one of the reindeer from Layers of Color's Reindeer Waltz and fussy cut it, adhering to the matted base so it looks like he's flying away....... The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with silver tinsel powder. Next I cut it out with a scalloped rectangle die and inked the edges with a silver pen. To assemble the card, I layered a panel of aqua paper onto the base of Not Quite Navy (hoping the lighter colored spots on this paper would resemble snowflakes -- use your imagination for this one, folks!) and adhered each layer till my card was all done.
I've really enjoyed the CAS sketches here at Merry Monday and at Freshly Made Sketches. Even thought I'm trying to get out of my box and try different styles, these clean layered cards are probably my favorite!
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