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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Blue Christmas

Do you think the color blue is fabulous for representing cold? I do, so when Christmas at Sweet Stampin' announced that the next challenge was BLUE CHRISTMAS, I knew that my card would have snowflakes on it.


I made my background paper with an embossing folder. I inked inside it with a brayer and then put my white paper in and then used my Cuttlebug to emboss. After that, I took my brayer and went over the raised side of the paper again with the same ink. I had 2 sided paper to chose from and I used this side. The banner on the right is made with 4 washi tapes on white paper and then cut and mounted on blue paper. My sentiment tags are by Whimsy. I LOVE shaped buttons so this little green Christmas tree button was perfect to 'hold' the tags. Oh, and those silver sparkly flat backed pearls are by Queen & Co. and were given to me by Lillian. Thanks Lillian! My bow is a double looped and I put 2 iridescent snowflakes, with a white brad in the center to hold it all together.


This adorable image is by Limited Runs and she's colored with Copics. I used my Viva Pearl paint pen on all the fur of her outfit and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz over the wet paint. I love the look because of how it's slightly 3-D and the pearl ink shows a bit through the glitter. The glittery snow is Star Dust Stickles. I added touches of Glossy Accents to the ornaments on the tree, the star and the snowflakes.

This month the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' blog is sponsored by Flat Friends who is offering two free digital images to the winner.

I hope you'll visit the blog at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see the other awesome cards made by the Design Team. Our challenge is the second Wednesday of each month, so you have plenty of time to make a card or project for our challenge of BLUE CHRISTMAS.

                                                                                      Hugs,               
                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas ChallengeCrafting from the Heart, Eureka Stamps, Incy Wincy Designs, Hiding in my Craft Room, Love to Scrap, Craft Your Passion, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (B is for Blue, Button, Bow, Brad), Art by Miran, Crafting by Design, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Country View, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Dragonfly Dreams, Craft for the Craig (Bingo: Flowers/Sentiment/Image), Copic Marker Spain, Whoopsie Daisy, Party Time Tuesdays

29 comments:

  1. I adore frosty blue for Christmas cards and it always makes me think of snowflakes too! The texture from the embossing folder is fab and all the little details complement the cute image beautifully :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  2. Wonderful embossing. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

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  3. i love blue christmas cards and this is such a lovely one. loving your layout

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  4. Fantastic snowflake background, Gail, and love your use of washi tape . . . and your pretty bow goes without saying . . . lovely coloring, including the 3-D effect . . . and, it's definitely portrays "cold" as it gives me the shivers to look at it - goal accomplished, girlfriend !!

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  5. Thanks so much for joining us over at Incy Wincy.. Thanks for joining us this week

    DT Pam

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  6. Love this shade of blue Gail, so very pretty, great design and a sweet image, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  7. So so cute! I love all the glitter and the fur trim- adorable! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!
    -Mari K .
    Incy Wincy DT

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  8. Beautifully done thanks for creating something so wonderful with Limited Runs Digi and joining in with us at Incy Wincy this week too hugs Nikki

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  9. This is so beautiful. Gorgeous embossing! Don't you just love Queen & Co.? I know I do. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion.

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  10. Aw, this is so sweet! Yes, I enjoy blue for winter cards too! I really like how added the sparkle to her outfit, and the little ticket sentiments are perfect!

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  11. Love those blues, Gail. The trim on your sweet girl's jacket is awesome! Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion challenge blog.

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  12. Sweet and beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  13. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  14. Adorable card.. love the layout.. Thank you for playing along with us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge # 27.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck at the draw.. ;)

    hugs,
    ~RoRa

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  15. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  16. What a pretty christmas card! Lovely puffy touches on her hat and gloves. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  17. I love the layout of this card. Your image is great and the button and brad look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

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  18. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Eureka Stamps. Julie, DT member

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  19. Gorgeous Card Gail !!!!! I love it all, especially the washi banner. I thought it was a very interesting designer paper, Megan in Australia

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  20. Gail this is so pretty, I love the added effect to her trim. Thanks for joining us at art by mi ran. Jo x

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  21. This is such a cute card and a wonderful interpretation of our challenge! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  22. Adorable card, thanks so much for playing along at Love To Scrap!

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  23. So pretty! Love how you did the fur on her clothes and hat. Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap. Linda :)

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  24. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck

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  25. Gorgeous card blue is my favourite colour for Christmas. Great way to use the Washi tape and such a pretty bow! Love all the extra sparkly and twinkly embellishments!

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  26. What a beautiful card...love the sentiment tags....ugh Christmas.....I am still trying to get over winter! LOL!

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  27. Your Blue Christmas card is beautiful! Great background too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  28. This is beauitful.The layout, the image and the colours all work so well together
    Thanks for joining in the 'Craft for the Craic' March challenge
    Pixie (DT member)

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  29. So cute, fun image and great embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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