Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A blue christmas..................with a splash of orange!

Hello all!
I'm still working on Christmas cards and this is another CAS looking one - even though the making of the card itself wasn't particularly simple!  I used a digi Xmas elf from the wonderful Make it Crafty and kept the colour scheme to just blue and orange, so far so simple right?  Then I decided to do some heat embossing - not something I do very often but I wanted to add some snowflakes and didn't just want to stamp them in ink alone.  I used two different rubber stamps from my stash and embossed them with Stampendous Opaque white powder, then sponging a pale blue ink pad over the whole background.  To add further interest and texture, I embossed a snowflake garland, cut using my Cameo and this was where the embossing got very messy!  I don't need to go into details but you really shouldn't have a sneezing fit when using embossing powder, especially when you're doing it near your pc keyboatd!!

                                Moving on!  The card was then finished off with a Xmas sentiment which I inked in the same background colour - it shows up far better IRL, trust me!  So, one (not so) clean and simple Christmas card finished!

 
Entering this little cutie into the challenges at -
 

 
Thanks for popping in to take a look :)

17 comments:

Linda Palmer said...

Great card. This little elf is so cute and so beautifully colored. I also love your snowflakes circle. Beautiful card!

Carla S. said...

This is so cute, Dawn! Love the snowflakes and the fun MiC elf! Great coloring!

Kerry said...

LOL...I'm glad I'm not the only one these things happen to Dawn! When I was reading your post and read blue and orange before I saw your card I was a bit dubious but the colors look fab together. Your coloring is fantastic and I love the circle of snowflakes even though it caused the mess lol. Thanks for joining in our Snowflake challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

Tress said...

So adorable! Love the color palette! The work you put into the card was worth it!

sassy said...

oh dear hun turned into a saga...but wow look at the result its a real stunning card love blue and orange have not yet gathered the nerve to do that still easing my way into colours other than pink lol!!!!!! fabulous image and perfect hugs sassyxxxxx

Penny said...

Aw, Dawn, your sneezing fit sounds like something I might do! (or have a time or two!) But, all's well that ends well--and well, your card certainly did! I just love all the blue with the touch of orange! Fabulous coloring, great design, and I love all of the snowflakes!! Cool sentiment, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Penny said...

Hey, Dawn, I get to tell you again how wonderful your card is--because it is, and because you entered it into Lady Anne's challenge! So thank you for sharing this with us--so enjoyed seeing it again! :^)
Hugs, Penny
P.S. Your card for TTCRD GDT is waaaaay cool! Love, love, love it! :^)

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is fantastic, Dawn.

Roxann said...

Oh I so agree with Teresa! Fantastic! That orange really sets off the blue.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Kathi said...

It's wonderful!

I love the color scheme, love the embossed snowflakes, and that beautiful snowflake garland.

I've had sneezing fits when using glitter, embossing powder, or flower soft and it usually creates a total mess. Fortunately, my Mac is two stories away!

Marie said...

What a charming looking card. Just great! Thanks for playing with us over at the Bearly Mine Challenges this "snow flake" week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Lisa Jane said...

oh i just love the colours .. and that fab die cut snowflake border
Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight for our snowflake challenge
Lisa x

nwilliams6 said...

Love the image - such a cute one. Love the sketch and details you used on this too. You always know just what to do to make everything super special. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hugz!

Laney said...

oooh I love the blue with orange a fabulous card hun!!Thanks for joining us at BMC hope to see you again
hugs
laney

Anonymous said...

It is cool

Sandy said...

Merry Christmas and I love this elf!!
sandy