Sunday, 12 August 2012

Blue Christmas

One card, three challenges!  The sketch challenge at iSpy Sketches is another great one this week, with those gorgeous fishtail banners.  Plus Just Add Ink have a "Blue & Bling" challenge and as soon as I saw the inspiration photo at Stampin' Royalty, I thought "blue & bling" - bonus!

Here's my submission for all three challenges:

A few notes about the card.  Apart from the card base, all the rest of the layers are Whisper White.  The blue layers were sponged with Island Indigo before stamping.  The fishtail banner was stamped and embossed in white and the Labels Framelit layer was stamped and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.  IRL it's a lovely shimmery layer.  

Thanks for looking.

Products Used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):

Stamps:  Snow Swirled; Many Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Island Indigo; Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo; Whisper White
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice EP; White EP; Snowflakes EF; Fishtail Flags (MFT); Labels Framelits; Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon



Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

It's beautiful Karren! I love all the embossing against the blue background. So glad you could play with us at JAI this week.

Christine Blain said...

This is a beautiful card, Karren. I love the different shaped layers, the dry and heat embossing, and the sparkle - gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

Kim S said...

Beautifully done - I LOVE the layers of snowflakes!

Georgeann Manning said...

Very pretty! and wonderful interpretations of both challenges! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Carrie Rhoades said...

Cool card, I like the mix of dry and wet embossing! I hope you play along with us again at Stampin' Royalty.

Vickie Z said...

Love the blue and white and the framelit!! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Karren I really like how both types of embossing complement each other! The sparkly snow flakes add that bling factor.

Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

JAI Design Team

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Karren, this is so beautiful! Love the inspiration and your interpretatoin!!! So happy to have you play along with iSpy this week!

Anonymous said...

i love this Karren! Love your embossing and lovely bow. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week

Kim Teasdale said...

This is just beautiful! I love all of the embossed snowflakes :D Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at iSpy Sketches!