Hi there stampers! It's time for a brand new color combo over at Dynamic Duos! This week is our "Black Tie" challenge where we combine one color with Basic Black and throw in one extra element as a "Dessert Option". You can add that extra element (for this challenge it's brads), or not...either way, it's a lot of fun. We are featuring a color this week, that I rarely use: River Rock. I decided to try these colors on a Christmas card. I am a HUGE fan of Christmas cards in non-traditional colors.
I have a whole bunch of new products in my studio from the SU Holiday Catalog. There is SO much fun stampin' stuff in that catty, it's awesome. *swoon* The new Ornament Keepsakes stamp set is gorgeous and the best part is, there is a matching set of die cuts to perfectly cut out the stamped images. That ROCKS!
I heat embossed the ornaments to give them a more elegant finish and what "black tie" event is complete without some pretty pearls? I added the heat embossed sentiment by creating a banner, with the "tails" clipped off with the 1- 1/4" Square Punch. I kind of like how it pops off the card, so this one would need a larger envelope to mail, or just make the exclusive "hand-delivered" list. *wink, wink* All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post.
For the inside of the card, I used the sentiment from the Snow Swirled set. I will probably cry if that set ever retires. That has to be my most used Christmas stamp set, EVER. I had embossed and die-cut an extra ornament that didn't fit on the front, so instead of wasting it, I just added it to the inside. I think it's a nice way to keep the party going from the front of the card. :)
Thank for stopping by! Please hop on over to Dynamic Duos and check out the challenge, won't you? You can play along through Friday, August 24, 2012 at Noon (PDT). The lovely ladies on the Design Team have created some beautiful projects for inspiration, too. Stop by and say hello to them. :)
The Dynamic Duos Design Team:
Have a very HAPPY day!
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes and Snow Swirled
Paper: Ginger Blossoms DSP (ret.), River Rock, Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink Pad
Punches: 1- 1/4" Square Punch (to make banner tails)
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Gold Cord trim (ret.), Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon (ret.), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Brads, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals