Pastel Christmas


Ok, so when was the last time you saw a pastel Holiday card?!?

Playing in a challenge at Simon Says Stamp Flickr with this one.

Watercolor paper was stamped and heat embossed with the holly branches, then QOR watercolors in pastel hues were added.
A little ribbon and double mat were added for more pastel goodness.

I based my card on this card inspiration from CASE-ing Christmas:

I love the flourish background which I achieved with my Holly branches, and the wrapped ribbon.

Create Something Catchy  -  Create Background
CASE-ing Christmas  -  Inspiration card
SSS Flickr Challenge

Simon Says Stamp:  Holly Berries
Imagine Crafts featiuring Tsukineko:  Watermark ink, White embossing powder, VersaFine Onyx Black ink
QOR watercolors
My Mind's Eye: Brad


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Barbara Kemper

Thanks ever so much for stamping by....

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Taunya Butler said...

I am so very glad that you were able to get some inspiration from CASEing Christmas - I am on the DT over there and I am super pleased to see one of your dynamically awesome cards in the link up!! I marvel at the way you use so many different mediums and styles - this card turned our so soft and so very lovely!! So glad you joined us - as a CASEing Christmas DT member AND as a friend I am s glad to see this beautiful card!!! Hope you are having an amazing day!!

Mynn xx said...

WOW! Penny, this is SUCH a gorgeous and unique take on our CASE card and I LOVE it! The soft colors are beautiful, and I adore the layered banners! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Unknown said...

You're right...we don't see enough pastel Christmas cards! I love your background! Thanks for playing along with CASE-ing Christmas.

Claire Broadwater said...

Penny, this is just amazing! I love the pastel combo and the heat embossed holly branches! Such a great card for CASE-ing Christmas! So happy you joined us! XX

Peanut said...

WOWZER!!! What a fabulous card, Penny. I love your spin on the inspiration card! Thank you for joining our August challenge. We have started CASE-ing Christmas Challenge #29 . Link up by the 23rd and you’ll be entered into the Christmas in September random prize draw. Hope to see you again for our September challenge. You've got me following too! :)
hugs, Asha

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with CSCC Aug challenge- week 4. Good luck. :)