Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Holidays

Hi, everyone! I hope your weekend has been superb so far. Have you attended any Halloween parties and are the kids all excited about trick-or-treating tomorrow night? My son's super excited because he can say "trick or treat" now but he might also sing "smell my feet" and stick his foot up in the air, too! LOL

I was able to squeeze in a bit of crafting time today and made this super clean and simple card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #53. My card features one of the holiday images from Unity's October KOTM. (Sometimes I ask my husband which photo to post and when he saw 'KOTM' he said, "King of the Mountain?" He designs bikes, is a cycling fan, and that is one of the common acronyms used in the big races. Too funny!) I wanted this image to shine on its own, pun not intended. I stamped it three times on textured burgundy cardstock, white cardstock and Amber Ink plaid. Then I coloured in the sentiment with a white gel pen, cut out the coordinating pieces and added Stickles to the strings. If you look closely, you'll see an extra black mat underneath the image. Originally, I had burgundy and plaid mats covering the entire card but it was too busy. Once I took the background away, the card felt right. Then I added the bling and ka-chow! LOL I couldn't resist that one. It's from the Pixar movie Cars. My son's too young to see the movie but we have some of the books. When I read the books to my son and accidentally leave it out, he makes sure to remind me, "Mama... ka-chow!" ;)

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Black Onyx cardstock & 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; AC textured burgundy cardstock; Amber Ink iPaper - Schoolgirl Plaid - Fire and Ash: Tiny; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen; Ranger Black Diamond Stickles; SU 3/4" circle punch; SU Basic Rhinestones; SU Stampin' Dimensionals

26 comments:

~amy~ said...

emily, this is soooo gorgeous....love the design and the bling:)

Cookie said...

So pretty Emily! LOVE the bling bling and textured cardstock! Happy Halloween too by the way! Have a fun one! Hugs...Cookie :D

Lindsey said...

Oh, your guy is just the right age to start watching the movie! (and I speak from personal grandma/aunt experience, which means _I_ didn't have to be the one to make that decision! :P) Enough of that... this card is so classy and elegant looking. It's certainly a winner in my eyes! Fabulous way to use that plaid.

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute Holiday card, wonderful use of pattern paper for the ornaments, the gems look fab too! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Julie Ranae said...

Really fun way to incorporate the 'splash' of color for this week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe...great to have you with us!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful ornaments! Love the paper you pieced them with. Lovely clean design. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Jen Carter said...

I love this card! I adore the rhinestones around the frame and just how striking that is! This is just a beautiful card!

Heather said...

Gorgeous card, so CAS yet so bling, beautiful!

kasia c. said...

This is soooooooo pretty! I love that plaid, it's perfect for the ornaments. I can't wait for my kit to come in the mail. It's such a great on this month! :)

Saskia said...

So beautiful and so elegant! Great card!

Saskia :)

Ujjwal said...

Ohh this card is soo beautiful Emily!! Love every element on it!!

Janna {Papiersalat} said...

this card is absolutely beautiful, Emily.

Janna

Steffi said...

Totally simplistic and lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is simply gorgeous love it!!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is GORGEOUS, EM! Love it! Love the black card base. Makes that image just POP! :)

Angela said...

Love that you used this color combo for a holiday card -- the black and rhinestone mix is really festive paired with that plaid!

Meg said...

Great card, Em! Love how you made the dark colors so festive, and love those plaid ornaments! I want some real ones for my tree!

Tejal said...

I so love this card..it just looks soo classy and elegant..just the right amount of bling!!
Superb girl!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I LOVE that pattern on those ornaments, too cute!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! girl! what a stunning design! i LOOOOOOOOOOVE this! you ROCK, girl!

Karin said...

Way Awesome!

Susan Allan said...

Lovely. The black card sets the design off really well!
Sue xx

Monika Reeck said...

oh this card is so adorable elegant and STUNNING woow..love your card Emily...hugs

Andrea Ewen said...

Wonderful CAS design and perfect amount of "splash"! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

jen said...

Love this! Congrats on being Fab 4!

Ruby said...

Congrats on being Fab 4 over at PDCC! I just LOVE this card!! It was on my top fave list, gorgeous inspiration!!