I got this pretty Flourishes stamp set in the mail the other day and could not wait to make a card with it!
I used the single pine tree image and stamped it several times on "The Paper Temptress's" "Blanc Sparkle" paper to make my own little "forest" of Christmas trees. I then sponged indigo blue watercolor to make the night time sky. The star and snowflakes were drawn on with a Sharpie fine tip white poster marker then hit with some Stickles -icicle glitter glue.
The frame and large square are "The Paper Temptress's" "White Diamonds" and the smaller square is their "Iridescent Virtual Pearl".
I absolutely LOVE their papers. The photos just don't do the sparkle justice. They are so pretty in person and they are so rich and heavy, they are nice to touch too. Sounds funny but I love the feel of very high quality papers!
I added some silver stitching and ribbon to top it off. This was a simple card to make but because of the extraordinarily gorgeous papers it is also very elegant....ahem....if I say so myself! ;)
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - CAS (Clean And Simple)
I kept clean by not adding tons of embellies or patterened paper.
Daring Card Makers - I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Create a card that is mostly white with just a touch of coloring
One Stop Craft Challenge - Sketch
Secret Crafter Saturday - Christmas Trees
Creatalicious Challenge - Something for Christmas with lots of sparkle and snowflakes
The papers, ribbons, star and tiny snowflakes all sparkle!
Two Red Bananas - Christmas/Winter Card
Whimsy Challenge - Monochromatic
The Pink Elephant - Color Me Wonderful
Use your favorite coloring medium
watercolors are #1 fave!
Kaboodle Doodles - Snowflakes
They are small but they are there! ;)
Stamp With Fun - Christmas
Everybody Art Challenge - Stitching
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
ABC Challenge - I is for Indigo
Paper Play Challenge - Christmas Without Red or Green
The Paper Temptress - Christmas
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
I would love it if you would leave a comment on this card. I would also like to know how you feel about non traditional colors on Christmas cards. ;)