Saturday, July 23, 2011

Season's Greetings - PDCC91

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Yes, I know that it's July.  But, since is seems to take me so long to make a card...I have to begin creating my Christmas cards now.  Last year I made a total of 55.  Anyway, you'll be seeing a lot of holiday cards on this blog for the next few months!

This card is going into the following challenge:

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #91
And our instructions are to use black & white with just one color, of our choice...and just a splash!
I was so happy to see this weeks challenge, because I love PDCC's color splash challenges!  This is always fun!
This is what I created.  I chose red as my "splash" ~

This is one of my favorite Christmas sets from Stampin' Up!  It's so elegant.  I think this set is just perfect for embossing.  I heat embossed the trees and sentiment in white.  See that tiny little red bird?  After tapping my stamp onto the Versamark pad, I wiped him off...then stamped onto my cardstock.  I embossed with white powder.  I applied Versamark (the marker) to the tiny bird, next.  Then I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig (love that tool!) to align him perfectly, stamped him, poured on a little bit of red EP...and embossed him.  Fun!
Some matting and a few gems completed this card.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate it!

cardstock: basic black, real red (Stampin' Up!), stampers select white (Papertrey Ink)
stamp: senic season (SU)
emb. powder: really red, winter white (SU)
other: versamark pad and marker, stamp-a-ma-jig tool, red gems


  1. This is elegant and beautiful, Susie! I really like it. I might even case it for Christmas myself. :-)

  2. This is a fabulous Christmas card- so elegeant and I love the pop of red here!

  3. What a fabulous Christmas card! Love your flying 'splash' of colour and those trees are perfect!

  4. Susie great work with the colour splash - love the little birdie! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  5. Beautiful holiday card! I love how clean it looks!

  6. Susie, this is absolutely beautiful! Great way to do our color splash challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at THe Cafe, and BTW I just became one of your Followers. :)

  7. Susie! This is absolutely fabulous! LOVE the places that you chose to add those splashes of red! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!


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