Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pretty Whispery Suede

Today's color challenge colors over on SCS are Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Soft Suede. I love Soft Suede, it's probably the color I've used most. I know some people aren't sure about it yet, but I love it's neutral quality that can be paired with so much.  These three colors together made me think of candy today, yum!  Especially if there's chocolate involved.   I created a sweet wintery scene with this first card:
To give this card the sparkly candy feel I added Chunky Glitter over Crystal Effects to give it some texture and sparkle.    Don't you love the embossing over the patterned paper.  It really looks pretty. 

I'm not often a button girl, but these sweet little buttons called to me.  I'm a girl who's ok with leaving a button naked (as in nothing in the holes), but I know it really weirds some people out!  So I threaded a teeny tiny sliver of whisper white paper through the holes and tied it in the back. 

I hope to have another card to add to this post later...it's in process, but I also have a Dentist appt this afternoon with the whole fam to get our toofers cleaned! 

Ok...I did have time to finish the other card before we left for the Dentist....a pretty Lacy feeling one.

I had to take the picture in goofy light, bright sunlight so it makes goofy shadows. 

I just LOVE these new wreaths from Flourishes.  I think Marcella did a wonderful job with them.  And this one had a kind of lacy organic feel.  I colored the wreath with straight Stampin' Write markers no blending.  Then I used the pinked Nestie as my template to sponge with Soft Suede. 

To keep that lacy feel I embossed the white layer with the Flourish Impressabilities and then sponged over top to sort of give it the look of lace.  Then I added the pretty Lattice Borderabilties.  And then some pretty crochet lace with pink velvet ribbon run through it.  All available from Flourishes. 

Here's a better light picture for the details.

Recipe:  Stamps:  Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Ink:  Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft, Pretty in Pink;  Paper;  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink Prints, Christmas Cocoa DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder,  1 3/4 Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Buttons, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon, Piercer, Crystal Effects, Chunky Glitter.

Lacy:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Seasonal Wreaths; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink;  Paper:  Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinking Circles Nesties, Lattice Borderabililties, Flourish Impressabililties, Pink Crochet Ribbon, Velvet Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SW Markers, Sponge, Glue Dots

11 comments:

Mary J said...

Oh wow! What beautiful cards - love pink for xmas! Thx for sharing!

Crystal said...

WOW Gorgeous job with these colors Christine! Beautiful!

Danni said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Oh how pretty. These cards are so dainty and elegant.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Christine! I keep resisting the latest In Colors because I hate falling in love with them and then you can't get them when SU stops carrying them. Why do they do that? I do so love the look of this Soft Suede. Help me be strong, would ya? :-)

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are STUNNING Christine! I LOVE each of them and what beautiful effect using those colors gave to the snowflakes! LOVE them!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What beauties Christine!! I love what you've done with these colors!! The snowflakes are just fabulous!! And the sweet wreath is charming!!

Janet Swofford said...

Your cards are breath taking! I love the color combo you used in these. The snowflake in images are beautiful and serene. I love the way you embellished these cards especially the velvet ribbon and the cute little button. Thank you for "dressing" your button. I hate naked buttons:-) Thanks for sharing!
Inky hugs,
Janet

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

These cards are so pretty Christine!! Thanks so much for sharing. (I've always loved pink Christmas cards!!)

Rose Ann said...

Such beautiful colors on these cards, Christine!! I love your snowflakes and pretty wreath!! All of your special touches look perfect!!

scrappingnana said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love this color combo. TFS