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6/21/2015

Christmas Card Club - Pink and White

Good Afternoon and Happy Father's Day. Apologies to my Christmas Card Teamies for being tardy on getting this post done. So let's get started! Today's CCC challenge was selected by our Miss Karen P.  who wanted to see Pink and White, with possible accents of black, silver or gold. I don't use a lot of pink (although I do like pink). Since some of the new brusho colors finally arrived in the mail, and among these was the Rose Red...that's where I started.

First sprayed the card stock with a frost spray that I thought would be sort of silvery...uh-oh...it was sort of a frosted blue. Well, ok, I can work with that  :-); so while it's still wet, sprinkled Rose Red & white brusho crystals over and let the magic happen.
 
- MBox Pine Trio Background die cut out the pink. A Darice Snowflake EF was treated with Versamark, and then embossed the pink piece. Sprinkled Ranger Silver Pearl EP over and this created  a lovely silvery sheen - which still allowed the brusho background to show through.
 
- Cut the Pine Trio again with plain white c/s, and inlaid that into the opening, once the pink piece had been adhered to the top fold white card base. Cut the Pine Trio once again, after applying some glitter white c/s to a piece of Easy Cut Adhesive sticky paper (product is made by iCraft). Removed the backing paper, and it was very easy to inlay over the first white inlay, and this created a bit of dimension.
 
- MBox Vintage Merry Christmas die cut the sentiment from the same white glitter adhesive paper. Since these letters are quite delicate, I see that the M in Merry got just a bit wonky, which I didn't catch until I saw the photo. Oh well, that's my Amish mistake - LOL.
 
- Added some Starfoam sticker lines for a bit more bling, and lastly - some rhinestone centers to the snowflakes.
 
The original thought when approaching this pink & white challenge was to use the pink brusho background and work with a vellum poinsettia. You know what the old saying is about Good Intentions, right?
 
Do please check the cards my team members' shared on this challenge - their links are over on the right side bar. Thanks for joining me on another very hot Sunday afternoon, that has been rather lazy at our house. In a bit we'll be going out for a Father's Day dinner with the family. Hope the day has been a pleasant one for you as well. Big hugs & come again when time allows.

44 comments:

Liz said...

A really pretty card, Mary. I would never think to use pink and white for Christmas cards, but yours is really lovely. I must get out my newly purchased Brushos and have a play. Why do those little pots seems so scary to use??? xx

jimlynn said...

The entire card looks like magic to me! Love the Brushos in the pink and that bit of bluish coloring coming through is so pretty. Outstanding!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful color!! The snowflakes are fabulous!! Gorgeous Christmas card!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

pam said...

Hi Mary, love your pink Christmas card, still have no brushos!! your background looks fabulous with your embossing.
Hugs pam x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card for the theme this time Mary. A pretty background, very shimmery and pearlescent, love it.
Lorraine

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Mary,. Love the pink colour scheme and fabulous textures,
Hugs Sharon. X

Sarah Mabery said...

Pretty in pink. That background is incredible. I never would have thought to add the embossing powder over the whole background like that. I bet this really sparkles in real life. And I like the wonky M. If you hadn't said anything, I would have thought that was how it was supposed to be.

I hope your hubby had a good Father's Day.

Pat said...

The pink brusho background is very pretty Mary and love the silvery sheen. The white trees and sentiment stand out really well against the pink. This is a beautiful card. x

Mrs A. said...

Something magical certainly happened on your card. I love the background you created. Sujper card for Karen's theme. hugs Mrs A.

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely stunning! So completely up my street, love that background! What a fabulous and great save too. I love the little peaks of the blue/purple that we can see - that is a brilliant and fabulous background Mary!
I have got to get myself some white Brusho - it's a colour that I've only realised I need after seeing someone else's post about it. I use pink quite a lot but rarely on its own. Going to try and come up with another colour blend for next year - it keeps me on my toes. I hope you have a good week Karen x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love your design and I love this card because it's pink!!!! My favourite colour!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE the pink and white theme and your embossed background is sheer beauty.xxx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Carol L said...

Those white trees look so pretty with those pink embossed snowflakes, and the silver accents just add to the beauty of this special card! i love the background and colors!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love that combo as well.
Great card Mary!
Thank You~

Maxine D said...

What a great pink and white card - love the slight undertones of blue and the wonderful embossed texture Mary
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful card, MAry. Love the brusho work and the depth of colour and delicate look to the shading. I often wish you lived next door...what fun we could have! You would have to teach me a thing or two, though!!!

Wonderful take on our theme this fortnight!

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Mary, such an unusual yet pretty colour combination and I love the background pinkness that you have created here . The little gems look fabulous in the centre of those snowflakes and the white trees and sentiment balance the card perfectly xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Mary,
I love Pink for Christmas Cards, you have pulled off a stunner here.
Have a good day
Patricia x

brenda said...

I am really enjoying seeing the teams pink Christmas, the idea really appeals to me Mary and your card is a delight with the snowflake embossing and little touches of bling. All makes for a very elegant creation.

B x

dutchess said...

that's so pretty Mary..love the embossing ,it is difficult cutting fine lettering But rest assured it doesn't look wonky!...I have never used brushing but seeing your lovely backgrounds is making me feel I should give it a go .Its tennis time here so I will be spending the next 3 weeks glued to the TV watching...enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Gosh this is such a lovely card Mary. You have made a terrific background and the white embellishments are perfect against the pink. Hugs Christine xx

Sue said...

Lovely card. I like the pink.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Brenda said...

Wow, you rose to this challenge Momma Mary! I love that sprayed, brusho'ed background. The embossing looks so pretty and I love your glittery trees and sentiment. I happened to love pink used for Christmas, I just think it is so pretty. So in love with this card and that background! Hugs, Brenda

Marilyn said...

Awesome card!! Love the embossing

rachel said...

this looks fabby doo mary. a really great make for the theme. lovely. those trees really pop against the background. love it. hugs rachel x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the colour combo for Christmas and the textures. Take care, Shirleyxx

Jacee said...

So very pretty Mary, gorgeous colour, love the background, and so nice to see a festive card that's a different colour, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, I love your pretty card and just perfect for the challenge.
I love your background and the lovely embellishments.

Now you'll never guess what I am watching....A Man for all Seasons, I'm sure you will have seen it, Robert Shaw as Henry and the wonderful Paul Schofield as Sir Thomas Moore. Seen it a million times but still love it, there is also a very young John Hurt Sad to think that he announce last week that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
Came home early from work, so indulging in daytime TV. Hugs Kate x

Bonnie said...

So elegant, Mary! Love the pink and the results of your spritzing, spraying and inking! Gorgeous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Pink doesn't normally make me think of Christmas but you sure made it happen this time. I love how those pine trees POP on the pink background. The embossed snowflakes make for a lovely subtle background.

Carol said...

Well it may not have turned out as planned Mary but the result is so pretty. Love all the textures and sparkle. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Mary, love the fabulous pink background and the cute trees,

Kath x

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love the colors you used. They remind me of Christmas as a child and we had one of the artificial white trees with blue and pink shiny ornaments. Such a beautiful card and thanks for the memories too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This turned out beautifully, Mary! It looks like a card that is even prettier in person! I love how you design and just go with the flow! I hope it cools off for you. We are in for another heat-up of close to 100 as the week goes on. Wilting! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Your background is fantastic Mary!! I don't see the blue, so the rose red much have changed the look a lot. So pretty and soft. I had no idea there was white brushos. OK, so now I need to go SHOPPING! :) Beautiful and elegant card with the soft frosty pink and white ... and those beautiful embossed snowflakes. xx

Zoe Tant said...

Super card Mary. I've done trees too! It's amazing how good they can look pink or surrounded by it! Zx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, this is a beauty. I love the bluish color showing through the pink. It's so nice to see non traditional colors for Christmas cards and this is one of the best. The die Merry Christmas is so pretty. Hope you enjoyed Father's Day and had a great dinner.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! I have missed you, and hope you are doing well. Your cards this month are wonderful - each one so unique and different in style and technique. The MB Christmas dies look fabulous in this card creation, and so do those beautiful stickers! Just lovely! I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

Redanne said...

Pink and white are not normally colours I think of for Christmas but the non traditional colours look amazing on your beautiful card! I just love the embossed background and the way you did the trees. Hope you had a good Father's Day at your house! Hugs, Anne xx

MiamiKel said...

oh this is just so super sweet! What a lovely holiday card, and in one of the prettiest of colors! There is nothing like a holiday gift wrapped in shiny pink foil paper :) Your card, and gorgeous tree imprint, is just as lovely as can be - fabulous work! ♥

nwilliams6 said...

So pretty! Love your silvery pink bg and all the bling. This is elegant and beautiful. Great Christmas card. I need to get some more Brusho colors. Hugz

Diane said...

Greetings Mary, what a lovely background and fun color and design.

Hugs Diane

crafty-stamper said...

Love the non-traditional pink and white Christmas card,fabulous background and embossing
carol x

Petra Swart said...

Love the gorgeous embossed pink bg, Mary!!! The white X-mas trees are so cute and I love the sticker strips on the sides and all the rhinestones!!!! A lovely card, Mary!!!
Have a great Sunday!!!! (I'm off to bed, here!!!)
Hugz