Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Avery Elle and CAS Colours and Sketch: Peace, Love & Joy

It's my day on the Avery Elle blog and I get to show you a little more with the set Winter Wreath.  I'm feeling a little guilty as I made a card without the wreath!!  It's fairly rare for me that a card just appears in my head.  Usually it takes brute force - try this color, try that paper, try sequins, etc.  But as I was browsing challenges, I saw a sketch from CAS - Colours & Sketches and it made me see snowflakes and I knew there was a beautiful "Peace, Love & Joy" sentiment in Winter Wreath - it seemed like a great match!  (I did use the actual wreath two weeks ago on these cards)

Peace, Love and Joy

The frame on this is actually from an earlier Avery Elle set called Framed Fonts.  Isn't it nice that it fits the sentiments in Winter Wreath??!

Here's the sketch from CAS - Colours & Sketches.



I'm also submitting this to Simon Says Christmas/Happy Holiday.

  • Stamps: Avery Elle Winter Wreath, Framed Fonts
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Best Creations Gold glitter
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Versamark
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Michael's brand gold pearls, crystal gold embossing powder (a brand no longer made that I have hoarded for years!)

18 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kim -
love the clean and crisp colours with the touch of golden glimmer.

Sylvia x

Lizy Bartaby said...

This really is so beautiful Kim! I love the half embossed panel and the colours!
Thanks for joining us at CAS - Colours and Sketches :)
Lizy xx

mypapercraftworld said...

So lovely, Kim ... the aqua with the glisten-y gold is a fantastic combination! Anita :)

Deepti said...

Terrific, I love the idea of diagonal embossing :)

cm said...

So beautiful! From the colours, to the gold shimmers, to the layout...sheer beauty!! LOVE this!
c

Shannon J said...

This is gorgeous, Kim! Love the sparkle!

Cindy Lovell said...

So beautiful! I love the colors!!!

donna mikasa said...

Simply elegant! Love the color combo, too!

Stacey Schafer said...

the glitter paper is fabulous with the pretty green and white, Kim! love this card!

Linda Callahan said...

This is sooooo pretty! And I love your "brute force" description.....so perfect for how I work as well!

Patricia H. said...

How clever to half-emboss the panel to fit the sketch! The colors are great, and the tiny pearls are the perfect finishing touch to the snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :)

Christina said...

Oh so pretty! I usually think of silver paired with aqua, but the gold looks amazing!

Bonnie said...

The Coastal Cabana and glitter are a perfect match! I wouldn't have thought of that so I'm really glad you did! I'm seeing it in my future.

Happy Dance said...

Don't know how I missed this one, Kim. It's lovely! Its colors are soft and lovely, and your design is gorgeous. Love the gold accents, and I can see why you're hoarding that embossing powder - its rich and lush. Really wonderful card. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

what a lovely card...the white, gold and aqua make such a wonderful card.

Louise van Vuren said...

Like the way you made the diagonal divide by embossing. A lovely,crisp, chilly Christmas card, Do love the colour combo! A great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S this week

Louise xx

Karen Haman said...

As usual - a gorgeous card! Love the way you interpreted the sketch! And all the sparkle - I would hoard that EP as well!! Thanks for joining us at CSS Colours & Sketches!