Thursday, November 12, 2015

Winter & Peace

I am sharing 2 cards with this post as I really wanted to play along with two challenges that end today.  The Paper Players has a fun color challenge and Can You Case It has a terrific sketch challenge.  I had great cards mapped out in my mind for both challenges.  Somewhere along the line, both cards ended up drastically different.

The Paper Players color challenge is to use black, white, silver or gold and a color.  I imagined a non-traditional card primarily in black with touches of white, silver and Mint Macaron.  The dove was embossed in silver on black and the leaf image embossed in silver on Mint Macaron.  "Peace" was die cut from silver foil paper.  A bit of layering rounded out this card




My second card is based on the sketch at Can You Case It.  This card was a little closer to what I imagined.  Since the primary element in the sketch is the sentiment along the right side of the card, I decided to go big.  I really like the Winter Wonderland die cut, but a standard A2 card would be challenged to accommodate it.  I went a little larger with this card.  I stamped, silver embossed, layered and colored with marker the 3 snowflakes.  They were layered and each one was treated to a rhinestone center.  The white panel was layered on silver foil and adhered to a Lost Lagoon card base.




Happy Stamping,
Dana

10 comments:

  1. They're two very pretty cards Dana. Good luck for the challenges. Barbxx

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    1. Thank you Barb! I always appreciate your visits and comments!

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  2. Both cards turned out awesome,Dana! I love the dove, such an elegant card!

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    1. Thank you so much Laurie! I appreciate your visit and nice comment.

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  3. Beautifully done, love the touches of silver with the lost lagoon! Thanks for joining CYCI Eva :)

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    1. Thank you so much Eva for your kind words!

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  4. Well dear friend...I'd say you definitely chose the right path with your 'Peace' card as it is soooooo going to be headed directly to the Winner's Circle! Awesome design layout, perfectly embossed image and elegant touches of color!

    Your second card is sporting a mighty fine color combo! These colors are sooooo softly 'winter'. Love the vertical placement of the sentiment :)

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    1. Thank you Geri! I don't know if I have winner circle in my future, but it was a fun ride to make these cards!

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  5. Hello Dana! This is a very pretty card. Love the silver embossing...it really pops. Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much for your very kind comments Dawn!

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