Monday, September 14, 2015

A Pair of Nutcrackers


Today I have a card made for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #279 which is to use both silver and gold on your card. I'm using a MFP stamp set called "Nutcracker" that I recently won by playing in a previous SF&F challenge and today is the first time I've had a chance to use it. Aren't these guys cute?!?! I embossed one with gold ep on black, and the other with silver on light grey card stock. I fussy cut each one and placed them on top of a red card base that was embossed with a Tim Holtz ef with assorted old-fashioned Christmas images. The sentiment was embossed with gold (I LOVE those fonts!) and layered on a silver embossed panel, adding 2 black mini brads. For the final touch, I switched the silver and gold "jewels" on their hats just to coordinate one with the other. The ends of the sentiment panel were done with a SU! mosaic punch to add another little "old world" touch.

I'm also sharing this over at Darnell's NBUS challenge #5 which is to use some "never before used schtuff" - the stamp set!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday is off to a great start!

Carol

17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

They are cute and make a nice card. Hope it is nice and cooler for you today. It is here.

Barb said...

You're prize nutcrackers look great Carol. A splendid card. Barbxx

Stampsnob. said...

Silver and Gold so glad you shared at MFP SFF . It is perfect.................................Lis

Jean said...

I like your take on the gold and silver theme and theses cute little fellas look good on the lovely embossed red background.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

This nutcracker stamp that you have won is a cutie and you made a great "old time" card with it! Love both the sparkling emboss and the background. The ancient font of the sentiment is just perfect for this card!

Liz said...

Lovely card, Carol. How different they look by just changing the colour combination. xx

jimlynn said...

There's just something about nutcrackers that always makes me smile - and these two are cuties for sure. Love the silver and gold and they look great against that red background.
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

I like your negative and positive nutcrackers. They look really good together on your embossed card. Hugs Mrs A.

nwilliams6 said...

I have these images and I think you did an absolutely fabulous job with them!!! Super great idea on this card to use the silver and gold embossing. Wonderful card! Hugz

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great job on the challenge! I am one of those weird people that think nutcrackers are creepy, much like people feel about clowns. You made them look as good as they can get, lol. The technique is fabulous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How neat! You've pair your silver and gold together so well. Love those nutcrackers.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, great embossing and colour choices.
Pauline
x

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Nice embossing on the images! Fun colors too! Thanks for playing along with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.
hugs!
Pam
MFP SF&F DT

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous card using the gold and silver. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Barbie said...

Your card is perfect for our challenge at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends. Thank you for joining us.

Kren Kurts said...

Love your use of gold and silver for the MFP/SFF challenge this week. Thanks for joining us! kReN @ afourthlife.blogspot.com

JD/ Jill said...

Great prize! which you have used to make this really wonderful card!

Carol, I'm going to email you...