Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Blessings

My creation today is born of inspiration from 3 challenges:

The Color Splash!
 Simply create something in Black and then add just a splash of color
CAS-ual Fridays #18

In honor of International Literacy Day on September 8th,
the Girl Fridays have a special challenge involving papercrafting and books.
CFC18: Create a Clean And Simple project inspired by a book, and use the colors black, white and red.
I am a school librarian and I love to be surrounded by books, to share them with my students, and to read the the little ones.  My creation is inspired by the book The Littlest Christmas Tree : a Tale of Growing and Becoming by Janine Jasin. In this story, a small seedling pine wants very much to grow tall enough to become a real Christmas tree, but while she waits, she learns to appreciate the world around her and the value of being her very best right where she is planted.  It's one of my favorites!
Less Is More #31
A colour themed challenge once more and this time it is:
Make CLEAN & SIMPLE cards with something that has a METALLIC finish to it... ink, embossing, card, charms, actual metal...

I have owned this Krylon Silver Leafing Pen for quite a while and never used it.  This was my perfect opportunity to break it out.  I used it to edge the while panel with the Christmas tree image on it.  It is a beautiful silver finish.  It does not show up well in the photos, but it is very bright and shiny.

Thank you for coming by. As always, I appreciate your wonderful comments so very much! Have a great week!

Paper~PTI white, Gina K black
Stamps~Penny Black Starlit, PTI Signature Christmas
Ink~VersaFine Onyx Black, PTI Fresh Snow.
Accessories~Kaiser Rhinestones, Sizzix/SU Petals-A-Plenty EF, Ellen Hutson red satin ribbon, Krylon Silver Leafing Pen, Dimensionals.


Sasha said...

Hi Stephanie,
Gorgeous Christmas tree! You must have a steady hand to go around your card so neatly. I've tried this but never had any success. A really lovely card!

Christine said...

Wonderful card! I love the colours!
Greets from Belgium

Chrissie said...

This is superb Stephanie, super colour combo and great design.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Fiona said...

Fabulous card - love everything about it!!!


Carole Campanile said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card Stephanie. Love all the details.
Well done.

Suze Bain said...

This is really lovely. Great embossing and love those red gems. xx

Jenny said...

Hi Stephanie, What a stunning Christmas card, I love all the red gems twinkling on the tree.
I have never been able to keep my edges straight when I use a metallic pen like that, you've nailed it like a pro :)
Jenny x

Deborah Frings said...

Dramatic, stunning and so beautiful! I really enjoyed your post too!

Mandi said...

Fantastic card Stephanie, loved your post!

Thank you
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Super card - it really caught my eye. Hugs, Gill x

Andrea Ewen said...

Hello, fellow New Jerseyian! Had to drop by and tell you what a fantastic card you've designed...that embossing is incredible and the splash is just perfect!

Kim Heggins said...

That is just way to funny! Love your card, it is just beautiful! I have to say this is one of my all time favorite stamps.

Jane said...

Love your tree, you have done a good job with the silver pen - a very steady hand!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous card and lovely design. I like the way you've used your embossing folders. x

Tracey said...

WOW!! WHat a GORGEOUS Christmas card and perfect Splash card!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love your white ink on your embossed black paper! FUN! Great Christmas card:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so lovely a perfect Christmas card ! x

June Houck said...

Beautiful, Stephanie! I love all the embossing….especially on white card stock, but your inked black card stock looks super cool too.

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Luci said...

Oh my! Those red rhinestones are just stunning with the black and white theme! I love the white ink highlighting those black textured flowers! Beautiful!