Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Neutral Christmas

Happy weekend to all.  For the Merry Monday Challenge #53 this week my card is done in neutrals.  This was for the Jingle Belles 13:06 Challenge - use only neutrals.  I had to really think about this one for a while.

I went with Whisper White card stock for the base; you can't get more neutral than that.  I then embossed a piece of Basic Gray card stock with the Big Shot and the Honeycomb embossing folder and attached it to the card front.  A piece of Twitterpated designer paper was matted with Basic Black card stock and added to the card.  The image from the Christmas Lodge stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White card stock with VersaMark and black embossing powder.  I cut out the image as well as a piece of Basic Black card stock with the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Dies, attached them together and used Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.  I cut out a snowflake from a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with the Big Shot and the retired Northern Frost Sizzlits die, added a Basic Gray Glimmer Brad in the center of the snowflake and popped it up with a Dimensional.  To give it a bit more of a festive look, I added Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to the snow on the roofs and the ground.  It's hard to see in the photo but looks pretty in real life.  This is another card for my stash of Christmas cards.  These challenges are a great way to get a jump on the holidays so you're not racing against the clock to finish your cards.  Enjoy your weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge (w-#123767/c-#123769)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Basic Gray Card Stock (#121044); Basic Black Card Stock (#121045); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005); Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (#129381); Heat Tool (#129053); Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#129378); Northern Frost Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (retired)
The Finishing Touches:  Black Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109133); Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details (#127845); 3/8" Basics Glimmer Brads (#121005); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



SmilynStef said...

What a stunning combination of neutral tones ... I really like the touch of silver sparkle and the embossed texture ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is a beautiful card! I love it!

Bonnie said...

This is a very classy card, Patti! You're making me like Basic Gray! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Patti! This is stunning! I love the neutral shades you used. What a great paper to use with the honeycomb folder!

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful card Patti, love the monochromatic colours, your embossed panel, and the silver glimmer snowflake. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Lesley said...

Wow Patti, this is stunning and the embossing folder is perfect; it creates such a nice background!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Patty, I love this image. The texture and the papers are a wonderful combination. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥!!! well, i think this is pretty much an advertisement to anyone who thinks that neutral colors--or specifically GREY--cannot be utterly festive as well as supremely elegant! what a gorgeous card, just sooooo incredibly well thought out in every respect! ♥♥♥

Noelle said...

This is so pretty! I love the repeated hexagon patterns you have used! Thank you so much for playing my prompt at Jingle Belles! :)