Thursday, October 17, 2013

Merry & Bright


Hi friends.  I am back sharing another Christmas card I made for Merry Monday.  This week's challenge is to use snowflakes, blue, white, silver/gray.  It is hard to see in the photo but I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the snowflake piece after I die cut it using the Deco labels.  I also used the thumping technique on the snowflake, can you see it?

I was also inspired by my friend, Catherine's KISS card she made the other day.  She has done quite a few KISS (Keep It Simple Stamper) cards and I just love them especially for mass producing Christmas cards.  I whipped up 4 of these cards in no time.  It would have been even quicker had I skipped the Iridescent ice embossing powder step.  Thank you for the inspiration, Catherine.

I am also entering this over at 52 {Christmas} card throwdown ~ they are asking for Christmas cards using anything but red and green & Simon Says Wednesday challenge ~ they are asking for Christmas/Holiday.

 Here is the first design I tried.  I like this one but don't love it.  :)

 
Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Whisper White, silver glimmer paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark, Pool Party
Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree, Grand Ampersand
Accessories:   Iridescent Ice Embossing powder, Rhinestone, deco labels, Winter Frost DSP

Cardstock:  Smoky slate
Ink:  Island Indigo, Versamark
Stamps:  Snowflake Splendor (MFT), Petite Pairs
Accessories:  white embossing powder, Rhinestone, Winter Frost DSP

24 comments:

  1. both are beautiful... but the first does have a little bit more "wow" factor!

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  2. I love them both, Kristie but the 2nd is actually my favourite!! Such pretty cards and colours!!!

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  3. Great cards Kristie! I love both of them! A few subtle changes creates such a different 'feel' between the two. The CAS design of the bottom card really seems to make the embossed snowflake pop, whereas the Iridescent Ice EP on white CS creats a more formal and elegant look.

    Gorgeous colors scheme!

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  4. What beautiful cards and colours Kristie!

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  5. I think both cards are just lovely, but I think the white background is a bit brighter! I adore snowflakes of all kinds - so long as they are on a card and not in the street ;) Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  6. Hi Kristie. Two fabulous cards. Love the iridescent ice embossing powder - it adds so much sparkle and a bit of color too! Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite is the second one done on the gray card base ... the white snowflake really grabs your eye when you see the card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

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  7. They're both fabulous, Kristie ... the first has pazazz, the second has elegance! Anita :)

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  8. Both are absolutely gorgeous! The use of the different base colors was a great variation! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  9. I love them both. They are fabulous.

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  10. Both cards are beautiful but I like the first the best...the white background makes it cleaner and brighter to me! And I love your use of the Pool Party color in this card and your merry & bright sentiment! :0)

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  11. Love your snowflakes and the elegant colour scheme on your gorgeous Christmas cards.Not a bit of green or red to be seen -perfect! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  12. I'm a fan of the KISS design theory too, so I really like both of your cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at 52{C}CT. I hope you'll join us again soon! :)

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  13. Two really lovely Christmas cards. To find either in a mailbox would surely be a delight. Each is delightful, and has its own 'feel', but I a bit partial to the gray one. Really gorgeous. Bev

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  14. Both great cards with lots of lovely white space! Great design and execution! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  15. Both cards are lovelyKristie, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. I like both cards - and the second is actually my favorite :o). Love that sketch and I can see how great it would be for mass producing. Definitely remembering this idea. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  17. Kristie, both of your cards are fabulous, love the colors!

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  18. I love this kissed snowflake, Kristie! How beautiful and shiny! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  19. Love your first card and I have the supplies to CASE exactly. ;)

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  20. I like your CAS design and your shimmer trim! Thanks for playing at 52CCT this week!

    Sarah

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  21. Love both of these cards. Great colors too. Thanks for playing along with us in the Holiday/Christmas Challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  22. Just the opposite for me - like the first one better......

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie