Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blue Christmas or Green?

This weeks double dare challenge with my SCS friends was from Joanne (sleepyinseattle). We had to make a Christmas card predominantly blue.I used Baja Breeze card stock and ink on my 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. The beautiful snowflakes are from a brand new set from Artful INKables called Paper Snowflakes. I just love the wonderful detail on these unique flakes - there's another larger snowflake and second sentiment with this pretty set.

I added the textured blue ribbon to make it look like a wrapped package. I added sticky pearls to the centers of the snowflakes and on the sentiment.

I decided to make a 2nd card while everything was out on my work table but this time I highlighted the green in the designer paper - using a green ribbon and green scalloped circles. I also kept it simpler - not putting on any sentiment (I'll stamp something inside instead) or any adornments like the pearls.

I like both of them! How about you??

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Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamps: Paper Snowflakes: Artful INKables
Paper: Baja Breeze & DP: SU, White, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Ink: Baja breeze: SU
Accessories: foam dimensionals, two toned textured ribbon: Artful INKables, scallop punch: SU, circle punch, circle nestabilities, sticker pearls


Bev J. said...

Both are very pretty cards but for some reason the 2nd "speaks" to me a little more. Like how you wrapped the cards with the ribbon-neat look. Those are great looking snowflakes-tfs.

Stampinsilvia said...

ohh I like both of these cards, but I do love the one with the blue velvet...that bow us just so gorgeous and festive!

~amy~ said...

Both cards are wonderful Julia...two different looks! The velvet ribbon is divine!

dpkennedy said...

These are both so beautiful! I love that velvet ribbon!!

Unknown said...

Oh wow... I really love both of these cards!!

That velvet ribbon is beyond yummy!!

Shirley said...

Lovely and the pearls are just the right final touch too! Love that bow!

Anonymous said...

Both of these cards are wonderful I love, love that ribbon it is so elegant and really says holiday. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Lisa Olson said...

Oh my gosh Julia, you have been busy AGAIN!!! I have not been away for long but it feels like a lifetime looking at how many cards everyone has made. Where do I start they are all so beautiful and the candles Oh the candles are just stunning.
I have blog candy to give away over at my blog.

Me, My Stamps and I said...

both acrds are beautiful, julia, you can't go wronfg either way!!!!!!!!tfs:)

Unknown said...

Both are lovely. I like the blue bow and pearls, but I like the placement of the circles better in the 2nd one.
hugs, Jami

Terri said...

Great cards, Julia. I love all things "snowflake" so this set is one of my favorites.

LeAnne said...

Love them both....I am a "blue" person, but for this one, despite that gorgeous blue ribbon, I vote for the green as my fav!

Tina said...

They are both just gorgeous!

Kristin said...

These are both beautiful! I especially like the one with the blue textured ribbon...it really does look like velvet!

Shirley said...

A beautiful card with that lovely bow and those wonderful pearls! I like the second one too with its simplicity!