Sunday, December 16, 2012

A Warm Hello

Here's my card for the OWH Stars and Stamps Sketch challenge #151. I'm also linking this up with the Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #138 to add some "snow" for a white Christmas. I wonder if all these black & pink snowflakes qualify? As you can see, I'm still in pink and black mode with scraps of those colors lying on my table. The dsp is from the MME Christmas pad, and I wondered what in the world I'd ever use the black snowflakes for when I first opened it, but oddly enough, I reach for that particular dsp more often than the rest of the designs in the pad! LOL The tiny horizontal strip is a piece of the dsp I trimmed off, and when I saw the flip side I thought it would make a nice complimentary border. The snowflakes were done with a MS punch adding silver brads to the centers, and the embossing was done with a Sizzix ef. The sentiment is from Northwoods. My original idea was to put the pink panel on top, but I guess I didn't have enough coffee yet this morning, and accidentally adhered the dsp to the top instead. oops!! I'm happy with the way it turned out anyway, or should I say turned out sideways?! I flipped the sketch again:)

Have a good one :)

Carol

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

Carol this is just stunning! I love the pink & black colors for the holidays - unique and just beautiful!

jimlynn said...

I've never really thought to use black snowflakes before - but with the pink, they make the card look so elegant and pretty! Love the embossing on here too!
Lynn

LeAnne said...

I am loving this non-traditional snowflaky card! The Paper Players have a snowflake challenge today too! You should enter it there as well!!
Thanks for your BEAUTIFUL card, BTW....I want that holly embossing folder!!!!

Donna Hanley said...

See this is what I love about following your blog so much - - - now I know I can use black snowflakes and they will look beautiful if paired with the right colors. This card is lovely. don't worry about not having enough coffee you don't need it. Have a great night.

Jen said...

This is very pretty! Those black snowflakes are so elegant, and I really like the pink with the black!

Kate said...

Wonderful color combo & design! Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

StampTramps said...

I flipped the sketch too - it's getting to be a habit! I love the pink with the snowflakes - beautiful job!

eponinekc said...

Very fun card! I really like the pink and black snowflakes, they go very well together. So pretty!

Ann said...

I LOVE your card! The black and pink snowflakes are awesome!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! Love the color combo Miss Carol! Makes for a Super pretty & Elegant Christmas card! Love this Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Pink and black, oh yes please! This is so amazing! Flipping is working!

Marlene Diefendorf said...

This is absolutely stunning Carol! You always make me look at paper with new eyes. Who would think black snowflakes could be so lovely?

JD said...

As you know...smile...PINK is my favorite color! So you also know I like the combo on this beautiful card. Very stunning, and pretty at the same time.

Pat Garvin said...

Those are lovely snowflakes. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Yolanda said...

Pink and black are so terrific together.

Lee Mae said...

Love this card! I've loved pink and black ever since my Mom (1950's!) wore a dress with that combination of colors. Love the embossing and the snowflakes, fabulous job!

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! I just love the pink and black together!!! A totally snowy card! turned out beautifully with the DSP on top! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Linda said...

Great card as always. I am so far behind on visiting. HopE you had A wonderful Christmas!