October 7, 2010

Color Cue 8 & 2S4Y #62


Hello!  We're one day closer to the weekend, yippee!  I have another last minute challenge card, this time for the Color Cue from WPlus9.  Dawn just released three new stamp sets this morning, so I may have to stick around to do some shopping after I link up my card!  This color combo was harder than I thought it would be, but I finally put together something I like, with the help of Laura's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.




I used Dawn's set, Mehndi Medallions to stamp some white "snowflakes" onto Scarlet Jewel cardstock, then heat embossed them with glitter embossing powder.  The images are normally much more crisp than on this card, but I just got a new white ink pad and it is super juicy!  I also sponged some white ink on the panel to soften it up.

The Simply Chartreuse eyelet borders and felt tree were cut with PTI dies.  I embellished the tree with a few Scarlet Jewel buttons and Lemon Tart circles coated with Diamond Stickles.  Just a tip--I originally cut yellow eyelet borders but didn't like them.  But I kept the little circles that were cut out of the centers to use on my tree!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 (Mehndi Medallions)
Ink:  Clearsnap (Frost White, Chianti)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (tree die, eyelet border die), ProvoCraft (embossing folder), Fiskars (hole punch)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons), Ranger (Diamond Stickles), Jo-Ann (embossing powder), thread, DMC floss

The sentiment is also from Mehndi Medallions.  The little tag is just a rectangle of white cardstock with the corners clipped with a hole punch.

My little guy's birthday is this weekend, so I have to get a couple of posts scheduled before then.  I hope you'll stop back in soon!  Thanks for visiting!

20 comments:

unicorn said...

Lovely card:))))Like the Christmas tree:))

Jaclyn Miller said...

Well, I tried to use that color combo for my 2S4Y sketch too, but I didn't succeed. :( You did a great job, this is really pretty and just the right touch of yellow!

Marisa said...

LOVE your button tree, Christina! Fabulous use of the sketch and colours too. Great card :)

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so cute! What a clever idea to use Mehndi Medallions for the snowflakes!! They look AWESOME! And I just LOVE that felty tree!!!

Nance said...

Love that felt tree with the buttons and how clever are you to use the circles from the border to make more ornaments?! Great job!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card for the holidays Christina!!!! I bought the tree die too...and I like how you embellished it :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great combination of challenges! Love how you used the medallions as snowflakes! I've really got to get my hands on that set!

Jean Martin said...

I love that tree Christina!!! There's the Mehndi Medallions that I have to get my hands on!!!! :)

Laura Davis said...

Very sweet!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Amy said...

I didn't get this tree die (I dont' have the stamp set) but now seeing your felt decorated tree, makes me want it! This is so creative!

Nerina said...

Love your colours and textures here Christina!!

A Cards Delight said...

This is so cute! Love the way you have the buttons for tree ornaments...very clever! Very pretty!

Lindsay said...

Love this Christina! What a fun card...I adore that felt tree!

Sabrina said...

Great use of the challenge colors! Great card!

Kelly said...

This card is beautiful. I love the tree and its embellishments!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so amazing! LOVE the embossing and that FAB tree!

Kristii said...

Such a pretty card!!! Love the tree and how you decorated it!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

oh wow! A beautiful card! love the Christmas tree!

Elise said...

Oh, my! Mehndi Medallions + snowflakes = FABULOUS! YOU are so clever and this card is absolutely gorgeous! I am DELIGHTED that you were inspired by this magical color combo! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Laurie said...

I can't believe I haven't commented on this one before now! GORGEOUS!! A fantastic use of this color combo!! Love it!

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