Hello everyone and welcome to another post. I'd like to thank Jackie over at the Cameo Spotlight for giving me a very happy day after choosing my birdcage card as winner of the last challenge. I am looking forward to choosing a lovely stamp set from Avery Elle very soon. That challenge was to use certain colours and by coincidence the Papertrey Bloghop challenge is also to use specific non traditional colours for a Christmas card. I chose these colours
I chose these colours and came up with this card, which is a case of this card that I made in July.
I have to admit that I struggled to achieve all the colours. I did not have soft stone cardstock (or anything similar) so I used my soft stone ink to colour some white card for the tabs which I cut from one of the fillable frames dies
This worked quite well but when I came downstairs the following day, the ink had run so I had obviously stamped it before the ink was fully dry so beware of this problem it you decide to try this.
I managed to remove the spoiled tabs and repeated the exercise, this time drying the card thoroughly with my heat gun before stamping the sentiments. I tried using sweet blush ink to stamp the snowflakes on the scarlet jewel card, but it just disappeared, even when I heat embossed it, so I cut some snowflakes on my Silhouette Cameo out of white cardstock and lightly inked over them with sweet blush ink. You can hardly see the pink effect in this photo, but it is there. Oh well, enough of this concentrating on the problems I had, because I actually quite like the effect of the strong colours and I'm pleased that I persevered. I'm also absolutely delighted with the quality of the fine cut on the snowflakes. I'm loving my Cam!!!
Enjoy the blog hop and thanks for stopping by.