The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shades of Blue for Christmas

Another holiday card that I was able to squeeze in today. I had a lot of fun making this--the embossing was so fun, and I had a wonderful time pawing through my collection of beaded trims to find just the right embellishment for this card. But I'm a little disappointed with how it turned out. It just lacks that visual punch I was after. Ah, well. Still, it's another card to add to my stash of holiday cards and I got to play in a list of great challenges, which were:
  • Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger, to be inspired by the following photo. I obviously was inspired by all the great blues (although I don't have anything in those gorgeous cobalt shades, so I had to go with SU's pacific point instead), but I was also inspired by the gold in the bangles, and the "high" fashion made me reach for some fashionable beaded trim.
  • Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge: #22
  • Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes Challenge (FLLCNOV10): to make a winter card using shades of blue. I was thrilled to use my new All That Glitters set that I just won from Flourishes last week.
  • Moxie Fab World Challenge: Diggin' on Damask. I have a great set of damask elements stamps from The Angel Company and used them to make my own damask designer paper for this card.
  • A Spoon Full of Sugar: Relish to Embellish. I got to use some fabulous beaded trim for this card!
Thanks for taking a peek at another card made here on Bliss Road! :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes All That Glitters, The Angel Company Fantasy Flourishes
Paper: SU pacific point, SU whisper white,
MFP Bang Up Blue linen finish CS
Ink: SU pacific point, Versamark
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, sponge, gold EP, heat tool, dimensionals, scissors, sewing machine, beaded trim, gold cord
Techniques: embossing, machine stitching

21 comments:

One4Joy said...

hey, Emily, nice job on combining all those challenges! I love those ornaments and have to really resist letting my fingers walk over there and push the buy button!

I also understand about that visual appeal...it's a feel thing for me.
But as you said, another one into your stash and it is pretty!

Tessa said...

Very nicely done! I like the fringe and the touch of gold!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

So fabulous, Emily! Love the gold embossing on your ornaments! :)

Pat said...

Lots of icy blue pretties here. Nice job!

Bonnie said...

The Christmas fireplace, the turkey and pretty blue baubles...You're on a roll Emily! Keep up the good work!

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous blue holiday creation....fabulous

Dawn B. said...

Emily this is beautiful. I love what you did with the ornaments.. The background is so pretty with this set. Great trim..Thanks for joining us at Flourishes. We have our new release party over on SCS at 9 p.m. CT on Thursday night. Hope you can join us.

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful! I love how you used the trim! Good luck with the challenges!

Monika Reeck said...

a very lovely christmas ornament...wooow and nice DP...lovely card...I just join the Tuesday Trigger my card is number 43, maybe you would like to see my Blog :) many thanks before, hugs, Monika

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the embossed ornaments and the beaded trim is just so PERFECT on this beautiful card!

Anita said...

Emily, I think this is gorgeous! I love the gold embossing and the beads are so pretty.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, what a joyful card! I was just over at Flourishes, getting ready to add my card to their challenge, and saw your beautiful card. I think it has plenty of punch! Love your damask hand made dp (I ADORE damask) and I see you are playing with your new All That Glitters set! That is the one I am using too. :)

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Emily! I just LOVE the damask and all that teal blue YUM!

Cath said...

Hey Emily! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Emily! The gold embossing looks so elegant! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Benzi said...

Emily, I love that color of blue and the gold embossing is beautiful. I really like the beaded trim hanging down. Beauty all around.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, these rich blue ornaments look wonderful.

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks also for linking up to the Diggin' on Damask challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you came along for the ride! :)

Julia Aston said...

Great combination of challenges Emily! love those pretty embossed ornaments! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Carol said...

This is stunning Emily. I love this blue color for the ornaments. It is striking. Beautiful work!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely detail with the beaded ribbon and the baubles look great with this sketch layout! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!