Monday, December 21, 2015

Seasons Greetings

Greetings to you!

For this post I am playing along with The Male Room, The Color Throwdown, and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Here is my card, enjoy!

I wish I could take credit for the amazing bokah background. I thought this scene would fit the background very nicely
with the designer patterned paper.
The red pearls, gems and kraft cut outs were graciously given to me by Merethe. We did a pocket-letter swap. I think I really lucked out!! These are gorgeous!!
Adding a touch of red really makes this card pop!!
The garland was on the stamped image.
All I did was highlight it by dotting the lines with a silver gel pen. 

I think the kraft elements makes this card unique. Adding these 
elements the card a bit more masculine and unexpected. 
Entering Challenges:
The Male Room: Challenge #25- Christmas or Seasonal Greetings
The Color Throwdown: ctd373- any Christmas Creation, any Colors
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Wonderland

Simon Monday Challenge Blog  

Black snowflakes seem to be a nontraditional to display snowflakes but I think in this case it is justified. The black elements of the tree and foreground are dark and seem to be in a semi-silhouette. Adding the black flakes gives the bokah time to shine!! At first I didn't have gems on the snowflakes and it seemed too harsh. When adding the gems they seemed to have come alive!

Thank you again Merethe for sharing your beautiful die cuts with me. I am really enjoying them.. I would encourage you to check out her blog. She is a very talented lady..

I also want to thank you for allowing me to steal some time from you during this busy and sometimes hectic season. Please be safe and take care.

All the best,
Shawna

7 comments:

Tricia Ann said...

Your card caught my eye on Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Your card is unique and very handsome. I love the way you made the sky, and I favor the shiny red ornaments.

samantha's cards said...

great card, love the color choice.

Jane said...

Smitten by this card! Just love the smoky colours and the pops of red, sheer bliss! Thanks for sharing at The Male Room.

Merethe Arstein said...

Merry Christmas Shawna. I like this non-traditional christmas card. And black can be very "chick" and those red made the black stand out. Fun to see howe you have used the embellishment from me. Fun to see.
Take care and enjoy rest of the holydays :)
(✿*‿*) Ma (Merethe)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com

Deborah Frings said...

I love this card - the bokeh background is stunning. The black snowflakes are just perfect with the tree and gems. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with our Christmas challenge at The Male Room. Hope to see you again next year.

cheiron said...

Your scene is perfect with that paper. I love the sparkle! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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