Friday, December 12, 2008

A Dreamy Challenge

Happy Friday! Today, I wanted to share a Dreamy Challenge with you---play along HERE and enter to win a great prize!

Tosh issued the Stamper's Dream design team a challenge--to make a gray card with a splash of color and some bling. Hmmmm.....this was a tough one for me as I usually do not use that much gray in one card! (I know a certain someone who will be receiving this as her Christmas card as a punishment for dreaming up such a wonky challenge!)
I used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder on the grey background. I highlighted some of the flakes with a stardust pen. I stamped the elegant design around the edges of the card (stamp is from Inkadinkadoo-Sketches Scrollwork set ). I colored a bit of red throughout the design. The large snowflakes--die cut from Snowflake Wonder (Spellbinders) are added on top of the embossed area.

The top of the circle card features the sentiment from Hero Arts set Frames & Messages (love this set!) and I added some color with May Arts ribbon. I used the Spellbinders double ended tag dies to create the white top and just trimmed off the one side so that there was only one opening for ribbon.

There you have it. Pretty simple....added a bit of red bling to go with the splash of red here and there.


Check out all the other cards the design team has created: Michelle, Tosh, Laurie, Kim, Denise, Charmaine and Cindy!

Don't forget to play along! See Michelle's blog here for all the dreamy details! And if you are looking for some last minute holiday gifts--why not get a Stamper's Dream gift certificate? I KNOW that it is what every stamper dreams of!

Have a wonderful weekend--I am busy getting ready for my son's 6th birthday party tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!


18 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

How very pretty!! Love the circle shape of this creation!! TFS!! :)

Rita said...

I luv what you did in the background & added that little bit of red color. This is awesome Carolyn, good job on this challenge!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful, Cammie! I LOVE your take on the challenge!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh my gosh....it's awesome! And it does not suckith! LOL! I particularly love the stamped edges! I would love to be a fly on the wall when Tosh opens your Christmas card! ;-)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Ohhhh This is very elegant indeed!!!! I could see how this could be a tough Challenge!!!!

Have a great weekend

and Happy Birthday to your babe!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh so cool, never would of put these colors together. Great job. Happy birthday DS!

Bonnie B. said...

Beautiful, I love the gray. Merry Christmas.

Lynette said...

Just beautiful, Cammie! You pulled it off very nicely.

Tosh said...

Ooooh!! I get the *suckith* card!! I'm honored cause it's a real beauty and it has snowflakes...my favorite! Not to mention, it's a card made by the famous BamBam!!!! Thank you my dear friend!! So sorry this was such a challenge for you!!! NOT!!!!! *grin*

Sharri said...

I love it! You did a great job on the challenge!
Have a great weekend and Happy Birthday to your son!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh but it's perfect!!! Such an elegant card with a bit of pizzazz!!!!

catdidit said...

I love it Cammie! I think its elegant looking too, and love the red in it!

Rose Ann said...

I think you did a beautiful job with the challenge, Cammie!! I love your snowflake theme, and fun shape!!

Alexandra said...

Simple but very purdy, Cammie!! LOVE the shape, the snowflakes and the dash of red - just fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kim said...

Cammie that is gorgeous!!! You did GREAT with the grey!!!! Love it! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! I hope the bday party went well!
Hugs~ Kim

Dawn Easton said...

Carolyn, this turned out beautifully! I think I've used gray maybe 5 times in the past two years...not a colour I ever reach for...but this is so pretty!

Mothermark said...

Cammie!
I am so sorry I didn't get a link on my blog posted until today! Darn it, I should have come back and checked for your card later!

It so awesome, I so love it! Your did such a great job with the grey. It rocks as all your things do!

Hope all is well! See you tommorrow you know where! Snort!Hugs!

Pat B (Columbus, GA) said...

Great card! I am so amazed at the creativity that everyone shows during holidays. You gals never cease to amaze me!