Wednesday, December 2, 2020

TCC145 Elegant Christmas

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  A new Card Concept Challenge is upon us...check out this beauty:


I have to admit that I struggled a wee bit with this challenge...these are just not colors that I normally gravitate to, but as I said, I have been having fun perusing my older stamps, and this Christmas Collage set came to mind, with its scrolls and elaborate designs, so I thought to emboss it in gold on black for a Classy and Elegant card:

I wanted to add some Very Vanilla to lighten it up a bit; I just got the For Unto Us set, so I stamped one of the smaller sentiments and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die, adding a layer of Gold Glimmer paper behind it along with some retired velveteen ribbon:

Although you can't tell here, the gold embossed poinsettia from Poinsettia Petals is actually two layers: Vellum and Very Vanilla.  I tucked it down into the corner, then layered everything on a Very Vanilla card:

Finally, I added another sentiment to the inside:

That's it for today!  I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week; you could use any of the elements, colors or theme for your creation!  Share it with us over at The Card Challenge blog!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulders, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." 

Isaiah 9:6

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps For Unto Use, Poinsettia Petals, Christmas Collage (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Vellum, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Versamark, Memento Black
Accessories Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Velveteen Ribbon (ret)
Tools     Big SHot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Poinsettia Dies, Heat Tool, Stamparatus


I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, your struggles were worth it... this is elegance personified!

Rachelle Oltean said...

WOW - LeAnne - this is so beautiful! It's the perfect take on the challenge and the elegant details you added are really spectacular! I like the added Very Vanilla accents - it really adds the contrast to this layout! LOVE THIS ONE!
Hugs - Rachelle : )

elaine said...

So beautiful! I think I've got this stamp - gotta rummage through my stash and put it to work this year. Thanks for the reminder of a great image.

Carol L said...

This is so beautiful, and I too pondered over mailing a black card for Christmas with a big poinsettia on it. I would just never reach for black, but it works here with such a classy look with the gold and white!

Bonnie said...

The gold embossing on the black is stunning, LeAnne! What a beautiful Christmas card!

Lisa Elton said...

I don't see any sign of a struggle, this is marvelous and oh so elegant!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow......definitely elegant! Beautifully done!

Lorraine said...

Wow, that is soooo elegant. Wonderfully done!

Kampin' Karen said...

Holy've been a very busy stamper today! This is beautiful.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, classy and elegant for sure! Love the use of the Christmas collage stamp (one I still have a well:-)! You have created a beautiful card that I am sure someone will cherish for years to come :-) Love having the chance to design with you on The Card Concept- hugs, sweet friend!

Nancy Penir said...

Total elegance LeAnne! What an amazing stamp that is, and so stunning with the gold on black! You nailed the inspiration photo. Lovely, lovely card!!!