Season's Greetings card for two challenges

Hello crafty friends,

Popping in for a quick post.

It's been awhile since I've participated in card challenges. I took an opportunity between other posts to create this simple and elegant card.

Mama Elephant has some gorgeous sentiment sets like the one I used today. that make a wonderful focal point all on their own.  Just a few snowflakes stamped around it were enough to really make it shine.  I used So Suzy Stamps for the snowflakes.

Using simple masking I blended two blue inks together along with some silver that I blended in as streaks with a dry brush and created a solid band of silver at one end of the shape to meet the sketch requirement at CAS(E) this sketch #248 challenge.  Metallic elements on a card can be particularly challenging to capture in a photo and the best angle to see the gorgeous sentiment in silver embossing was for me to pick it up and hold at "just" the right angle for a close up (below).

I chose the colors for this design to also meet the color scheme of the current Color Throwdown challenge #469.

Inspiration photos from CAS(E) this sketch and the Color Throwdown


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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Cindy - I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me that feedback!

  2. Great use of the sketch and colors! So happy you joined us at CTD!

    1. Vickie - thank you! I appreciate the comment :)

  3. Truly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown!!

  4. Gorgeous blending - I fail almost every time! What a beautiful 'ribbon' you've created for our CTS gallery!
    =] Michele


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