Friday, November 12

CSS Alumni blog hop

Hiya Stampers!

Welcome to another Stamp TV CSS Alumni blog hop. If you came from Miesje's blog you are right on track (wasn't her project fabulous?!). If not, please go to Stamp TV and start at the beginning. I don't want you to miss any of these fabulous projects the gals are sharing tonight!

Carolina gave us a color challenged for this hop. The colors we were to use are white or ivory, light blue, yellow and brown. I have been trying to start on my Christmas cards so I was bound and determined to make a Christmas card using these colors. I think I succeeded! What do you think?
I am submitting this card for a couple of challenges, Paper Pretties which was to use embossing and No Time to Stamp which was to use non-traditional Christmas colors.

Stamps: Gina K
Paper: Gina K
Ink: Memento, SU, Versamark
Other: Spellbinders Labels 16, Lace,
Prima, Cuttlebug Allegro EF, Clear EP, Branch Punch
I used all Gina K Pure Luxury Papers, Ivory, Tan Leather, Sweet Corn and Little Boy Blue. The stamps are Lovely Labels 2, Vintage Borders and the sentiment is from First Christmas.

I stamped both the label and border with versamark then with Desert Sand before stamping them on the paper. I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I did the same for the sentiment using the blue ink. I like doing this when I use softer ink colors because it make the colors more vibrant.

Originally I did not have the flower on the card but after looking at it for a bit I decided it needed a bit more yellow so I add the prima flower with a bit of lace and branches behind it.

Your next stop on the hop is Tera's blog. You're gonna love what she has to share with us tonight!

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!

23 comments:

Miesje said...

I love this card! The musical notes are just awesome in the 3 different formats! Love the flower too!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Thsi is gorgeous, Sharri! Love the label and the beautiful flower!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very pretty card, Sharri! I agree- the flower works beautifully to your design!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Sharri...your label layers look fabulous....such a wonderful sentiment and I love your flower!!!

Jennie said...

You definitely succeeded in creating a FAB Christmas design Sharri! Love the musical theme to this design and LOVE the flower you added. It really sets it off perfectly. Great job on the color challenge :o)

Cheri said...

Oh, I think you nailed it, Sharri. These colors and Christmas go well together. Great card!!

JaniceAileen said...

Beautiful job, Sharri!

Melissa Cash said...

Awesome card Sharri! I love the lace, the layering and all of the detail work with the flower. Just perfect.

Giovana said...

Your card is wonderful Sharri!

Carolina said...

Such an elegant card Sharri - you used the colors perfectly!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful card! Great embellishing.

Lori said...

I love everything about this card Sharri!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Sharri- Beautiful - love your flower treatment!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love the shades of the color challenge colors that you chose!!! Also love the flower!!!

joy said...

Beautiful card! The flower is perfect!

Kay S said...

Sharri - your card is SO pretty! I love that you made a Christmas card using these non-traditional colors and I love the music backgrounds you used.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is so rich and elegant looking. Love all of the music layers and that flower is gorgeous.

Paper Bagley said...

Your exchange in color and design is well presented.Thanks, Tootsie

Luv 2 Create said...

Love the combination of musical notes. Beautifully done Sharri.
Marcie

Chelsea said...

your card is really gorgeous!

Nana Donna said...

Beautiful, that flower in fabulous. Love your blog also!

Jessica said...

Just simply Gorgeous card! I love the music theme on the paper and the emb folder. And you used the challenge colors really well. TFS

Pat Jandacek said...

It's a lovely card. I think this is the first time I've seen the Labels 16 form...it's very striking. Will try to remember the tip of using clear embossing powder on light colored inks for better visibility. It makes sense but never occurred to me to do so. Thanks for sharing.