Monday, September 26, 2016

Subtle Angel

Hello Friends,
Today is one day closer to Christmas... Ahh!! I seem to be a last minute person, but this year I am bound and determined to stay on track. That includes Christmas cards! So here is my card for today, enjoy!

Soft muted colors is what this design is all about. The light falling snow reinforces
the soft feel of this card.
Our sponsor for this challenge
All Dressed Up

Challenge #175

Embossing paste and the 'Falling Snow' stencil from Simon Says Stamp were all it took to get this fantastic texture. I thought the patterned paper base to be a perfect fit for our muted angel. 
So pretty...
Sentiment strip grounding was used to anchor
the main focal image and sentiment. Partially fussy cutting around the angel and presents
then leaving a 'strip' allowed it to be only one layer.
Left/Above: Our serene angel is so pretty sitting among the presents. The color scheme seemed like a good fit for the Winter season.  Right/Below: The background paper I chose to have a shiny luster for the shimmer of snow and look closely the ribbon is colored using Wink of Stella glitter pen. Lots of subtle texture.

Challenges Entered:
Christmas Card Challenge: Week 42- Anything Goes
The Paper Players: PP314- Sketch Challenge #314
Rotated the sketch.
SSS Wednesday Challenge: Gift It

    Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Today I am cold.... Am I complaining? Absolutely not!! The cool crisp air is so refreshing and a welcome change from the stifling Summer heat. So, making this card got me excited for snow; I know I will totally regret saying this in 5 months, but for now it leaves me with images of soft fluffy flakes drifting down to create a magical winter wonderland. Which of course all this magic will land all over the driveway and sidewalk so shoveling will have to happen. But let's keep my vision as pure as possible for now. Okay?

Well that should do it for me. I hope you have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by my little byte of the internet. I do hope you will join us at PINspirational. It should be fun! Until then take care and happy crafting.

All the best,


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

A darling card!

BożenA said...

Hello Shawna,
I love this card! Great pastel colors can calm down and relax. I also love pearl gloss and satin background image in the foreground. It looks amazing. Sensational card!
Keep well, my friend.

Gayatri said...

The background on your card is magical. Love the colours and texture. THANKS for playing along Simon Says Stamp Gift It challenge. Gayatri xx

Monika Reeck said...

she so sweetttt and with all gift with her
the color so soft
for me this is a winner card
and love that DOTS embossed folder
please give me the production name?I will buy this too
loooks elegant on your card
Luv this Shawna

samantha's cards said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Christmas card challenges.

Susan Powell said...

GORGEOUS!!! Love the soft colors and the texture is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

laurie said...

So pretty, I love the soft colors you chose, and the texture you added with the snow. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a beautiful card Shawna! Your angel is so pretty and I love the background paper and textured snowflakes and clever interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining in my challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

So pretty, love the soft colors and the subtle texture. fabulous card and a great take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

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