Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pastel Shabby Christmas



Hello! I don't do many pastel Christmas cards but I was very pleased with how this turned out with a very soft vintage look.  I chose pink colors for the poinsettia accented with soft blues and green.  The Power Poppy stamp from the Poinsettia set was stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink on Ivory CS and colored with Copics R01,11,20, B0000,21,45,YR00,02,YG81,93 and Memento New Sprout Marker.   I distressed the edges and sponged with Distress Ink Antique Linen. The image was attached to an blue embossed layer also sponged with the same Distress Ink. Ribbon of Blue Satin with Organza and Silver Thread  was attached to the corners. I heat embossed the sentiment on Vellum and fussy cut the word.  This was attached with special tape for using with Vellum.  The card base is Ivory Textured CS.  I added some more sparkle to the petals with Clear Star Pen but it does not show in photo.

Challenges:
Power Poppy  Power& Spark Challenge: Shabby & Chic -“Create a project using soft colors, distressed edges, vintage embellishments...anything that gives your card or creation that shabby chic look!”

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge:  #168 Pastels

Saturday Sketch: Week #374 Shown Below


Happy Little Stampers: August Christmas Challenge - Sparkle. I have sparkle in the ribbon, on the silver sentiment and Clear Star on the petals.

Sweet Stamps Blog: Challenge is Anything Goes






Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

8 comments:

Irene said...

The soft colors on the poinsettia are just beautiful and the embossed background really sets it off!

BeckyTE said...

Teresa, your pastel Christmas card is just gorgeous. The shading is so pretty and I love those pale blue berries. The satin edge ribbon is the perfect accent for this classy card! So Pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Theresa, what a beauty! I don't do pastels much for Christmas, either, but now and then it feels right, and you certainly inspire me! The shabbiness of this is outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing it in our challenge at Power Poppy!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So pretty!! Loving all those soft colours!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Loll said...

Really beautiful Christmas card. Love your mix of pastels which gives a soft and delicate look to your image. Great texture with the embossed layer. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love the soft pastel colours of this pretty Christmas flower and I love how you have interpreted our sketch this week too. Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday with this lovely card. Hugs, Lesley

Niki Rowland said...

Beautiful Christmas card, such beautiful colours. Absolutely stunning. Thanks for playing along with Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Delicate... this just says soft and delicate, very beautiful. Thanks for playing in our Chic and Shabby challenge this month.