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
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,