Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gold and Silver Christmas cards.....

I still need a few more Christmas cards and have just picked up the latest copy ( or at least the latest here in NZ) of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.  It is the Nov 2010 issue and in it was a lovely card by Karen Watson that used Krylon webbing and silver ink.  I decided to CASE the card using what I had to hand... namely a crackle stamp that looks a bit like the webbing, and using some Hero Arts and Papermania snowflake stamps.  This is what I came up with....
I wasn't entirely happy with the snowflake.  Realised I should have embossed both the crackle and the snowflake.  So embossed the snowflake and replaced the panel

Silver and white Christmas  WMC35


Much better!!!!!  in fact I so liked the design, I decided to do it again, this time in gold and white.
Gold Christmas  ( wmc#35)

I embossed both the crackle and the snowflake on this one and was much more pleased with the results.

As both used a Hero Arts stamp, I have entered into the challenge for December - under the shine part, and as it was a CASEd card, both have been entered into the Wee Memories challenge this week and I have also entered both into the Caardvarks final challenge as they are monochromatic.

One last little tidbit.... one of the guys I work with, Mike, created this little ditty of the 4 of us who work together..... it's a bit of a laugh.  See if you can recognise me
Elf yourself



Take care all.... While many of you are suffering the cold weather.... I am SWELTERING in very humid conditions.... so stuffy here tonight.

15 comments:

Sue said...

The gold and silver cards are amazing Dawn. You certainly did an excellent job with the embossing.
Smiles:)

Tilly said...

These are really gorgeous Dawn.

Isha said...

Love your Embossed Silver and Gold cards Dawn. TFS.

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn that gold one is so gorgeous! This is a beautiful design and I love that you always show us your results, even if you don't like them. I love all three! And that video was so funny! Now we know what you'd look like if you were an elf! Thanks for the laugh!

Lin said...

Love that you substituted that crackle stamp - it's perfect! Beautiful cards!

Sanne said...

These are so elegant Dawn - great cards for christmas - love the silver and gold....

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Dawn! Beautiful holiday cards! Love the shiny silver and gold with white! :-)

Nancy said...

wow, Dawn, you sure can "bust a move"...what a hoot! I'm so glad you shared that!
Now on to your gorgeous cards...oh my goodness, how amazing are they?!! Wonderful design to CASE, I love both the gold and silver versions!
blessings

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the effect and a great case!

Tiffany said...

I really love the shine that the golden hues give off, very pretty Dawn!

lotte chew said...

this is gorgeous!!! :)

Patty said...

Dawn these are beautiful!

Heather Maria said...

Wow these are wonderful, Dawn!

Virginia L. said...

Way to go, Dawn! Congrats on having your card featured in CREATE blog! Wish you a Merry Christmas! Your GORGEOUS card for me just arrived!!Thank you SO much for being such a great blog friend!

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