Monday, November 26, 2012

Bright Hopes and Three Challenges

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Did you all have a productive weekend? Get any shopping done? Not me! I spent the weekend getting all my Christmas decorations up, as I wanted to have them completed for my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack tonight. I can't wait! Last year was so much fun and I hope we have a great time once again.

Some of my retired holiday stamp sets have been calling out to me. They've been feeling neglected, so I brought one of my favorites out today, Bright Hopes. I created this card for three challenges.

This week at Dynamic Duos we were challenged to "bling it on" and add silver to our Midnight Muse project. Great colors together, especially when joined with crisp Whisper White.

Jaydee at The Paper Players provided the perfect sketch. The tree and greeting from my stamp set fit perfectly into the spaces provided.

Last, but not least, is the Less is More Challenge. This week their recipe is Glamour and Glitz, and we were challenged to include something that twinkles, sparkles or shines. What a fun challenge! I think my silver embossed tree was just the ticket, combined with the clean and simple layout.

I had to take a shot of this card at a slight angle so you can see just how gorgeous the silver embossing is. Along the edges of the card and behind the greeting is Brushed Silver Specialty Paper, to add even a little more shine. Of course, I stamped a coordinating envelope, too.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Bright Hopes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Brushed Silver Specialty
Ink Pads: Midnight Muse, Versamark
Tools: Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Square Punch
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder

Thanks for visiting today! Please leave a comment!



jkcards said...

Simple and elegant! I love it! :-)

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful and elegant. I love the embossing folder you used..very pretty. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Sandy, what great embossing!
Thanks so much for joining us.
"Less is More"

Jen said...

gorgeous Sandy... love that tree... so jealous of your perfect embossing

thanks so much for joining us this week

Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Ann Schach said...

So clean and elegant, Sandy! Beautiful as always! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

laughadaisy said...

Very, very pretty. ;-) That silver tree is gorgeous! And I love the embossing in the background. So glad you could join us for Dynamic Duos!

Christina Barnes said...

Yes, that Christmas Tree is lovely, especially embossed, and I really like the layout. Your card is very elegant. Thank you for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos.

Jacqueline said...

Classic and beautiful!

Nance Leedy said...

ABsolutely stunning, Sandy! Clean, classy and so beautiful with the silver embossed tree. Love it! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!!

Ульяна и Полина said...

Очень красиво!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Sandy, for the Darling shoutout from Dynamic Duos for this brilliant card!!