Sunday, July 10, 2016

Blue Christmas


While listening to Elvis Presley's Blue Christmas on the radio, I was inspired to create this set of cards using Midnight Muse cardstock, white, and some silver embossing powder. All images are from Hero Arts, with the larger tree embossed with silver on white and fussy cut. The snow-covered hillsides were done with Lawn Fawn dies and covered on the edges with diamond stickles. The embossing folder is from SU! called softly fallen, and the sentiment is from Northwoods.


Here's a second version with different hillsides and a different Northwoods sentiment. This time the silver tree was popped up on foam tape.


This one makes use of another Hero Arts background; stamped twice side by side. I silver-embossed the larger tree image on some midnight muse cardstock; fussy-cut it, and covered the seam between backgrounds. I used a silver embossed punched star on top of the tree, along with 3 tiny silver die-cut  stars to fill in the space next to the sentiment.

I guess I can thank Elvis for the inspiration to make these cards, as I always have the radio show of his music playing on Sunday mornings :)

I'm sharing with the Snippets Playground #237 where the only requirement is to use snippets.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

20 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love how wispy the branches are, but of course the blue is my very favorite.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!! Elvis Presley has inspired you wonderfully!! Love, love these very elegant Christmas cards! These superb stylish trees look amazing on the snowfall embossed background! Love the dark blue and white combo!! The silver embossing looks fantastic on the trees and you made a fab scene with these hillsides!!! Love, love all these cards, I can't choose a favourite!!!

Di said...

Oh WOW Carol! These are just breathtaking. So beautiful and wonderfully designed and made. I LOVE both of them so much. I think it's the abstract feel that absolutely nailed it.

Hugs

Di xx

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Carol, the blue and white combination is fabulous.
Pauline
x

Wendy said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Carol! Love that Elvis inspired these! Love a blue, white & silver Christmas card! Beautifully done & perfect for the upcoming holidays!

Brenda said...

Well these cards are certainly stunning Carol! I love listening to Elvis sing, and I love that his song inspired you to make these Blue Christmas cards. I love them!! Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

Both of these cards are exquisite I especially like the first one and of course I like both they are blue .and you were listening to Elvis ..Lis

Jean said...

I love these fabulously stylish Christmas trees. The lovely colour combo adds to the elegant look as well.
Jean x

Linda said...

All are gorgeous, love the tree popped out on the middle one.

Liz said...

WOW! Just stunning. Love the colours you've used. xx

nwilliams6 said...

These are so elegant! Lovely and very cool look to the cards. I want to try something like this! Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, love Hero Arts stamps and this is just stunning, of course inspired by dear Elvis, he was as great as the card you have made....love your style Carol.xxx {aNNie}

Donna Hanley said...

Three excellent holiday cards. Just as pretty a scene as can be, all of them.Enjoy the upcoming week.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

So breathtaking and beautiful...makes me want snow :)

MaryH said...

You have certainly shown this tree set off so beautifully in each version. (Thanks to you AND Elvis). Like your idea of double stamping the background to create a large enough stamping. Like the way you've 'shadowed' & sized the smaller trees too. What a perfect way to show off the focal tree. So pretty in the blue & white, with the snow hills. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So delicate and elegant! I really like the lone pine in the forest scene but these are all quite striking with the fine embossing. Love 'em!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such lovely cards! The fonts are so nicem

Daffodil Cards said...

Seems Elvis did you a favour, these are amazingly beautiful cards.
Faith
x

Pat said...

Two fabulous cards Carol and both such pretty designs with those geometric trees and sparkly snow slopes, and then the second with the slopes in the darker card and the cleverly extended background. Elvis gave you great inspiration. x

Kathleen said...

Two absolutely stunning cards.

Kath x