I saw the color challenge over at the Play Date Cafe, and knew that I just had to play along. Take a look at the inspiration photo that Sarah posted for us. I love it!
Unscripted Sketches blog...and decided I would combine both challenges into one card. Take a look at the sketch, below.
The Paper Players challenge #26 is to use heat embossing! I meant to include this card in this challenge also. You know what they say about the memory....hmmm...I guess they're right! Here is Jaydee's Paper Player Plus Challenge ~
I was so intrigued by the colors combination of brown, gray and silver. But...oh my...I struggled for a while. My first idea just would not work. I finally realized that I just needed to let go of it, and head in a completely different direction. Ah-ha! That worked...lol !
Anyway ~ on to the card.
I really wanted my focus to be on the color silver. I ran some brushed silver card stock though an embossing folder (I love the texture!). I also used sterling silver embossing powder for my sentiment, and on the brown card stock that I used in the 3 brads (these were made using the pewter build-a-brad kit from SU). Oh, I also used a piece of silver cord for my bow. I am SO pleased with this card! Once I let go...and let my stamping mojo take a different direction, it was so much more fun!
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Stamps: Blessed Is The Season (Gina K Designs)
CS: basic gray, brushed silver, chocolate chip, whisper white (SU)
Ink: close to cocoa (SU), Versamark
Emb. Powder: sterling silver (SU)
Punches: border and 1/2" round (SU)Other: silver cord (Hirshberg Schutz & Co.) vintage lace trim (from an estate auction), emb. folder (Cuttlebug), silver metallic marker, used to edge the white cs (American Crafts)