Hi blog friends! More Christmas today, but not the usual colour combos you would expect. Can you handle a pastel pink and blue as a Christmas card? I wasn't at all sure where I was headed when I started this one! I originally was going to just keep it to pale pink and dusty rose, but the blue snuck in there as it needed a frosty look to it. I embossed the Spellbinders snowflakes into the background of the card after I had stamped it with the snowflake from our Christmas Filigree stamp set and embossed with white powder. I then used the Spun Sugar distress ink and the Broken China distress ink to lightly add colour to the background. The stamped images acted as a resist while the ink highlighted the die embossed areas. I cut a frame from Labels eighteen and while in the die, inked it with spun sugar distress ink leaving the white edge. I mounted it up over my sentiment for dimension. With a piece of velvet ribbon that had some decorative cording on it (out of my craft stash), I ruched it up the side of the card. I cut out a few of the Spellbinder snowflakes to add to the ruching with some pink Bakers Twine too. I added some pearly swirlies that I coloured with a tiny bit of spun sugar reinker. The entire card was matted on pink card and framed with, you guessed it, what else but pearl PVA glue dots. You know I love them!
Here is a close up that shows the stamping and the embossed card background. Not my usual style, but I like doing things that are a bit different from time to time too. So what is the consensus on this one? Thumbs up or thumbs down? Be gentle.
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