Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Invitation for As You See It Challenges

There's a very underrated stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue and I wonder if you have seen it or used it yet. It has lovely formal fonts, great little accent stamps and a whole invite template in one stamp set. It's called Holiday Invitation and I decided to use it for the sentiment in my design team card for As You See It Challenges #065.  Here's the challenge:

And here is what the stamp set looks like:
It works for Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas parties, possibly New Year's parties as well.

For my design, I used another great challenge, a colour challenge from Colour Throwdown:

Early Espresso, Gold, Silver and White make a delicious colour palette - shiny, warm, cool and neutral all at once.

  • I wanted to use the Woodgrain Embossing Folder on a white panel. I love that texture, and the white on white makes it a bit more subtle. Before I embossed the white panel, I rubbed it with the Embossing Buddy to absorb any oil or take out any static electricity that might catch the embossing powder in places where I didn't want it. I stamped two of the images from Gorgeous Grunge on it with VersaMark ink then covered them with Silver Stampin' Emboss powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool. I followed the same procedure with the Be Merry stamp from Holiday Invite. I then cut a flag end in the sentiment strip.
  • The two gold stars, meant to be the eye-catchers of this card are die cut with the Stars Framelits from the Gold Foil Sheets and from the striped DSP from Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.
  • I brought in the Early Espresso from the colour challenge through the 2-1/2" circle of Under the Tree Specialty DSP. I have it mounted flat on the card front but I did raise up the two stars using dimensionals.
  • It's a simple design, but because of the colours and the shimmer of the metallics, it looks very effective.
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  1. Great combination of elements!

  2. What an awesome combination of the challenges! I love the silver splatters on the woodgrain background, especially! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

  3. So pretty and elegant. Love the heat embossed images and those gold stars... the dry embossed background looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  4. BEAUTIFUL card! I totally love the layout and the layered stars! The striped one really pops! LOVE! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!


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