The new monthly challenge at Stamp TV is to make a monochromatic Christmas card. So I pulled out the snowflakes again from the Gina K. Designs Fruit of the Season Kit and made this card.
I used three different shades of blue inks and did the first inking in a lighter color and then with the other ink cubes I added a middle shade and then a darker shade. I simply tapped the last two colors here and there on the stamps which I had in my MISTI. That way I could always add more color if I wanted. Once the background was finished I die cut it with a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die.
The ribbon I added had little flecks of metallic threads in it and they gave off an iridescent glow so I also added some gems that gave an iridescent look too. In the top photo you can see them glow a bit better.
I also die cut a white panel with the cross stitch die to place inside the card so that I can stamp a message and write a little note.
I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge #108
in which we are to use a die with stitches.
Well, no snow for real here but we are getting rain. It is a dreary day. I hope where you are that regardless of the weather you are having a great one. Thanks for coming by and for the comments.
This is a real beauty in blue! I love all the snowflakes and that pretty ribbon too - gorgeous work on this!
Love the shades of blue for this lovely card!
What a beautiful monochromatic Christmas card Verna! Love the dark blue tone you've selected and that sentiment is so gorgeous! I've seen this sentiment on several cards but in slightly different fonts. This font is quite gorgeous. Beautiful finishing with the bow too. Have a beautiful weekend Verna. Hugs.
This is gorgeous!! Love how you used the various shades of blue and LOVE that shimmery ribbon...
I'll take the hug...but don't send the blizzard...
We used to live in the Kootenays, an area of the Rocky Mountains with winter temps down to 45 below and lots of wind, white outs and blizzards. I have finally escaped that area...don't send me back! teehee
Great card, Verna!
Your monochromatic card is just gorgeous! This would be a good template for batch making?? Looks so good, Verna. Thanks for the inspiration.
WOW what a beautiful card idea Verna! Looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Stitched Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!
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Gorgeous snowflakes and they're a perfect choice for the monochromatic challenge. Rich blue card base and pretty ribbon, and I adore the sentiment. Looks like a rainy day here so I hope to spend it in my happy place.
This is so lovely in blue tones Verna! So glad you linked up to the DRU "Stitched Dies" challenge. Best of luck to you!
If you are going to choose monochromatic, you might as well do blue! This is very pretty!
Gorgeous card, Verna! Love the shades of blue! Thank you so much for joining this months Monthly Mix Challenge over at StampTV!
I LOVE that sentiment. And the snowflakes. And all the blue!
Beautiful in blue Verna.
Gorgeous Christmas card in blue and white.... The layout showcases the snowflakes beautifully
I love the varied shades of blue on each of the snowflakes, and you added the perfect amount of shine with your ribbon and gems. Great card!
Very very pretty Verna!! I really love your color choices especially with those beautiful snowflakes!!
Sending Son-shine your way : )
You know I am a fan of monochrome cards Verna and I just love this pretty snowflake beauty.
Very pretty and love the colors of blue for the snowflakes...you have some awesome stamp sets! We have snow predicted for this weekend, makes me worry about the little outside kitties, thought they have lots of beds and shelter!
Playing catch up Verna X What a stunning card. The shades of blues and the stamping with the Misti look fabulous. One stand out and very beautiful card X
Very pretty card, these colors look great :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.
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Pretty blue card!
Verna, Your monochromatic card is just gorgeous! This would be a great card to mass produce! Now you have inspired me to make a blue Christmas card! I finally started some today, but nothing I did is as nice as this!
This is beautiful! I love the monochromatic blues, perfect winter card!
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