Saturday 19 March 2011

CHNC challenge 12: seasonal silver

It's Saturday and that means there's a new challenge on my Christmas challenge blog - CHNC challenge 12 is 'seasonal silver' - - use silver in some way on your card - it can be a lot or a little - foiling, heat embossing, silver pen - whatever you like, as long as there is silver somewhere on your Christmas card. If you haven't yet discovered my Christmas blog, now's the time to start building up a collection of Christmas cards to ease the pressure that inevitably tends to mount up later in the year.

For my card I've gone overboard with the silver - base card with silver mirri, overlayed with vellum, various bits and pieces added on the right, including the stamped and embossed snowflake greeting, a stamp from The Crafty Pad, stamped on to silver mirri with Brilliance starlight silver and heat embossed with detail silver. I was able to stick the embossed foiled vellum down under these pieces and then secure it on the left with the three silver charms held with brads, with the addition of a couple of silver glittered snowflakes.

I used the sketch from this week's Jingle Belles:

Although there is more glare on the next picture because of the flash photo, it gives a better idea of the silver:
If I can get a better picture in daylight then I'll replace it.

I am entering the card into some other Christmas challenge blogs:

Christmas stamping all year long: I can see right through that! - using vellum
Bah! humbug 11: metallics
Winter wonderland: embossing (heat embossing on the circular stamp)
Christmas cards all year round March: 3 patterned papers and 3 brads, eyelets or gems

It's also for:

Stampin' sisters in Christ 80: use something you treasure - I've been keeping these snowflake charms for a long time because I didn't want to use them and give them away!
Let's ink it up 10: show us your embossing
PaperPlay 11: embossing
Sarah Hurley 34: embossing
Iris' spot 15: glitter (the glittered snowflakes)
Stamping vacation embellish it challenge: glitter
Creative Belli 113: the letter C - C embellishments - charms
Crazy challenge 58: eyelets or brads (securing the snowflake charms in place)
Rubber cafe 9: monochromatic colour
There's magic in the air Magical Monday: monochromatic
Inky impressions: monochromatic challenge
Simply create 39: monochromatic
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Aly's: anything goes
Paper cutz 83: your choice

Please don't forget to check out my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - and join in if you can - I'd love to see you there.