Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Inspired By #197 - Color Challenge

Hello friends.  There's a color challenge going on over at the Inspired By Challenge, and I do LOVE playing along with color challenges!!  Take a look at all the BEAUTIFUL colors in this inspiration photo they provided...


I love the deep reds, the greens, the blues on the dishes, and what I'm going to call gold on the table runner and the 2 candles.  And here's what I came up with using those colors in an attempt to finish up the last of my Christmas cards!


Back in the beginning of the Summer I won a gift certificate to Concord & 9th, and bought the Mistletoe Messages Dies and the Mistletoe Messages Stamp Set, and then completely forgot about them until I was looking for something else the other day and came upon them.  This set was so easy to use that I made a couple cards and even a couple tags too!  Better late than never!!  Anyway, I started this card by stenciling some light blue snowflakes (The Greetery - Frosty Flakes Stencils) on my background as a nod to the dishes in the photo.  For the Mistletoe, I used some of SU!'s Shimmer Vellum in Evening Evergreen and also die cut one just from plain white cardstock to give the vellum piece a bit more sturdiness.  Once the 2 were glued together, I ran the edges of the leaves across my Versamark pad and then sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set.  Between the shimmer of the vellum and the shine of the gold embossing, this Mistletoe is soooo pretty!!  I added the bow using some matte gold cs (Gina K) and the berries are die cut from Cherry Cobbler cs.  


 The sentiment is part of the stamp set, and I finished by adding a few gold pearls and a few gems (PFS) that have a touch of pink in them when the sun hits them just right.  Pretty easy and I love how festive it came out!  

Only a couple more days to play along with this challenge, but check out all the fabulous inspiration from the DT, and then if you're not finished with your Christmas cards, play along (HERE) to get them finished up!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


9 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Marcia! The deep colors of the mistletoe pop off the soft, stenciled background. The gold touches add elegance to this beautiful card. Nicely done, friend!

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  2. There's a lot happening in our inspiration photo and I like the way you've simplified it on this lovely card! The sparkles adds a wonderful festive touch! Thanks so much for joining us at IB, Marcia!

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  3. Marcia, you made some smart and lovely design choices here when you put this beauty together. Love the colors you picked to highlight.

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  4. Marcia, I love the gilding you've added to this sweet Mistletoe! thanks for 'hanging' it in our Inspired By gallery, and for joining us with your brilliant use of those colors!
    =]

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  5. Wow! You got all the colors in here and your card is still perfectly CAS! Love how you've edged the leaves in gold and that perfect sentiment!

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  6. I can imagine how shiny this is IRL... It's so pretty and the sentiment is perfect!

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  7. Great use of these colors on your beautiful mistletoe Marcia! The gilded edges look wonderful! xx

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  8. I love the gold edges on the mistletoe, Marcia. Wonderful elegant yet simple card.

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  9. What a lovely card with those colors, love the sentiment so much too, very classy and elegant! Thank you for sharing @IB!

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