Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #17

Another card challenge!  This time I'm playing along with Makeesha Byl's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #17.  It's so easy to create great cards when you have a template to work from!  This is the template for the challenge:

I'm also entering this card in The Pink Elephant Challenge #45.  I've only just come across this Challenge Blog and as the theme was Anything Winter and/or Christmas, I thought this would fit!

I knew I wanted to use Stampin' Up's Snow Swirled, but I wanted to use some subtle colours.  So I went blog hopping and found a fantastic post by Teneale Williams.  So I've sort-of CASEd her card, in that the colours and the stamps are the same. 

Anyway, here's my version!  You can see that I haven't stuck strictly to the template...

I stamped snowflakes on the Sahara Sand cardstock in Versamark and Whisper White, and the tree on Whisper White card using Sahara Sand ink.  I used Versamark and Sahara Sand ink to stamp the sentiment and then embossed it using clear embossing powder.  Then I applied the diamontes using Crystal Effects!  For some reason, the diamontes look silver in the photos - they're actually clear and sparkly.

Let me know what you think!

Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Stamp Set - Snow Swirled, Best Yet
Inks - Versamark, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories - Clear embossing powder, heat gun, diamontes, Crystal Effects, Stampin' dimensionals

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  1. I LOVE what you've done with the colours and layout - very elegant!

  2. Oooooo! It's so pretty!! I never would've thought of using just Sahara Sand and white. Very elegant.

  3. Hi Danielle, Your cards are totally delightful, love your colour combination, so soft and pretty.

  4. Beautiful cards Dan. They are so simple and pretty. I cased this card from Teneale last week and made a Christmas card with Baja Breeze and white. I added a bit of glitter using glue dots. It's a nice change from the usual Christmas colours.

  5. Wonderful job on this very elegant card!

  6. WOW! So elegant! Love the soft neutrals you used!

  7. oh that tree and the colours you've used are just stunningly elegant. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pink Elephant this week.
    Ann xxx

  8. Oh just beautiful Danielle!!! Love your colour combo, it is so classic, and with that little bit of bling, it looks so elegant! Thanks so much for playing, and I look forward to seeing you in 2010! Love Keesh x