Christmas Greetings for Clearly Whimsy Stamps and showCASe your style Challenge #2

Saturday, November 15, 2014

I'm happy to have Ellie from My Creative Moments as a new follower to my blog. Ellie's cards feature a lot of images to be colored which she does beautifully.

My card today features a couple newly released stamp sets from Clearly Whimsy Stamps -- Christmas Greetings and Sparkle and Shine.  I was inspired by this card from Nichol.  

It is also for the new challenge at showCASe your style.  This challenge is sponsored by Clearly Whimsy Stamps although you don't have to use their stamps to play along. However, if you do, the prize jumps from a $10 gift certificate to a $15 gift certificate.  Aren't these colors just beautiful together? I want to play some more with this color combo.


I started out by stamping my sentiment to get its placement. The Christmas portion is embossed with some gold embossing powder. I then stamped several of the snowflake images in pigment inks in both gold and white. Since I used pigment inks, they stayed wet a bit longer and I was then able to use clear embossing powder over all the snowflakes.  

I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners and adding some adhesive pearls to all the large gold snowflakes.


LET'S GO SHOPPING
Supplies not linked:  Gold embossing powder from my stash; adhesive pearls

14 comments :

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful snowflakes, Alanna!

Jeanne said...

Ohhhhh, I really like this card, Alanna. I like the mix of the gold and white. So happy you shared this! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kara said...

pretty!!

Ellie said...

A stunning creation Alanna. So beautifully done!

Patti said...

Exquisite!! What a stunning card!

Patti

Jean said...

Beautiful holiday card! Very elegant.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Such an elegant card! I love the pearls with the snowflakes! Nice work!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi there Alanna
My favourite style is CAS so this is a fabulous creation that you shared . Love the pearl centres for the stunning snow flakes .
hugs Shirley-anne

Lea Lawson said...

This is really pretty!! I love all those beautiful snowflakes!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the gold snowflakes and all the embossing!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is just stunning. I love your sweet snowflakes. I have a question for you about the ink...I just purchased both the gold and silver, how do you like using it? Your card is amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Delicata delicious!!

Deepti said...

The gold snowflakes look so pretty :) beautiful design !

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