Saturday, November 28, 2015

Blue Christmas

Hello Friends ...
Thanksgiving is over ... Black Friday shopping is done
(ssshhh I lied ... I don't go out into all that craziness!  LOL)
Now I really need to get busy on the rest of the holiday cards I need to get made & sent out!
Time just flies by ... HOW does that happen??

Anyways ... here's a fun card I designed on consignment and liked it so well I made a few for myself!

The background paper was an older, plain blue design paper that I've had for so long that I can't even tell you who made it.  But, I probably picked it up in one of those big packs at one of the box stores at holiday time.
To add a bit more texture to it, I simply stamped over it with an Impression Obsession snowflake flourish stamp (F13376) and white craft ink.  I used that same stamp and blue ink for the inside of my card (see below)

My focus image was printed from the internet and to showcase it more elegantly,  I simply die cut the Impression Obsession 'Snowflake Background' DIE211 to use as an overlay.  I must tell you that I did cut the 2 center snowflakes out of the die cut panel so you could see the faces on my image better.  I can then use those snowflakes on another project.

I just love these vintage style images and die cuts help to make such an amazing difference with little effort.

The little poinsettias were made from a different die set and were extras from another project so I added them at the corner because it just looked like it needed 'something'!  LOL

My inside sentiment kind of says it all!
This is also an Impression Obsession stamp called 'Warmest Thoughts' #C5394.

Challenges to share in today are:
Impressions Obsession Challenge - Seasons Greetings
A Snowflakes Promise #10 - Winter/Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge - White and one other color
Always Playing with Paper - Make a Christmas Card

Thanks so much for stopping  by today!
As always . . .

P.S.  A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016.   
Please check it out.  Double D Challenges


Giorgia P said...

Great card! So precious and graceful! Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party!
Giorgia DTM

Claire Broadwater said...

Darlene, this is just gorgeous! I love the background paper. Don't you love it when you find the perfect piece of DSP in your stash! The vintage Santa is lovely! The snowflake die is so pretty! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

Diane Jaquay said...

The snowflakes look so beautiful over the vintage post card! Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Challenge!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card! Great combination of the picture and the snowflake background die. Love the background paper with the white stamping!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful card. Love how you framed the Santa image with the snowflake die. the IO flourish is perfect for the inside of your card.

Joann Williams said...

Beautiful card Darlene! I love the picture... and all those pretty snowflakes!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! That is really gorgeous, Darlene! I love how the snowflake die frames the image. Perfection!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this beautiful card! The image peeking out through that die is wonderful!

Vicki G said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your use of the Snowflake Die! Thanks for joining us at IO stamps!

Karen Amidon said...

Your stamped bg is beautiful and cutting away the snowflakes from the die framed your picture perfectly.

Kittie said...

Oh my goodness! This is absolutely gorgeous. The Snowflake Background die cut is the perfect thing to add drama to the wonderful image. Thanks for playing in the IO challenge.

Jenny Gropp said...

Love how u altered the snowflake frame to showcase the pretty image. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along with IO.