Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza!

Hi Stamping Friends!
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.  Our family spent a few days on the beautiful Central California coast.  My 2 oldest kiddos had a swim meet in Arroyo Grande.  The weather was a perfect 72 degrees, with just enough ocean breeze to keep you from getting too warm.  We had a great time and the kids swam their best.  My 13ds even made the Junior Olympic cut for the 100 yard freestyle!  Needless to say, I did not get much stamping done.  Thankfully I had some posts scheduled for my blog.  And I was able to stay updated with hubby's Iphone, so my stamping life didn't come to a complete halt.  As soon as I got home, I got out the ink and started playing.

This double challenge card gets the sketch from Techno Stamper TSSC94

and the monochromatic color scheme from my favorite online stamping hangout, Stampin' Addicts SACC36.  For the color challenge we could use any color we wanted, but we had to limit it to three shades.  We could also use the nuetrals of Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  I chose shades of brown: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand.  I also used Whipser White.  I decided to finally use a Christmas stamp.  I'm sure you're all tired of my birthday cards!  Here's what I came up with:

What do you think?  Does brown work for Christmas?  The card base is Chocolate Chip and is layered with Sahara Sand that has been embossed using the new Texturz Plate Perfect Details.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Holiday Mini, called Christmas Cocoa Specialty.  This piece has a sparkly shimmer to it.  There are other pieces in the pack that have velvet flocking on them.  So cool!  I embossed the tree from Snow Swirled with Winter White embossing powder.  The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from the set A Cardinal Christmas.  The snowflake embellishment came about because I accidentally touched that area of the cardstock with Versamark ink and it left a dark spot.  As they say... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


MJ said...

This is stunning. Love the colors and the whole design. Thanks for much for playing along with my sketch and helping me to plan one of my holiday SAS, lol. Great job.

Cindy said...

Brown definitely works for Christmas when it's in YOUR capable hands! Another winner! TFS

rozie640 said...

Your card is beautiful, love what you did with that sketch. All the details are dazzling.

HeathersHobby said...

Very elegant. I love the card!

scrappingnana said...

Very stunning card. I love the shades of brown you used and the embossed white tree.