Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Less is More: White Christmas

I absolutely could not pass up this week's challenge at Less is More - a white on white challenge with a Christmas theme!  Is there anything more perfect than an all-white Christmas card??

A recent favorite of mine (yes, I have a lot of favorites) is Clearly Besotted Stamps.  CBS is in the midst of its first birthday celebration.  I saw the first stamps from a year ago and fell in love with Signature Christmas but my excitement died when I realized they were in the UK and I was in the US.  I naively thought it would be a pain and very expensive to order. But then, as part of a design team, I got a free set!  I added a few other items into my order and it showed up faster and cheaper than some big-name US companies!!!  I've been back to order since.  My last order included a fun Halloween set, the Signature Christmas set that I had drooled over a year ago - PLUS a brand new Signature Additions set and DIES!!!

Since I am excited over the stamps and absolutely love white on white Christmas - it seemed like a good time to bring them all together!

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings close

The set obviously includes multiple patterns for the wreath - and also multiple patterns of ornaments and Christmas trees!  I'm not even going to put it away with my Christmas stamps yet - because I want to do each of them and I want to try color!!
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps Signature Christmas and Signature Christmas Additions
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Shimmer White
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Clearly Besotted Signature Christmas dies, Stampendous White Pearls embossing, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing, Maya Road Sparkle Gold twine

22 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Ooooh! I love those wreaths embossed in white and the gold embossed sentiment! So pretty!

Happy Dance said...

I can see why you fell in love... These are amazing stamps, but how you've used them is even more so. This is gorgeous. I'll admit to a good idea for this challenge, just didn't pan out...So glad to see how beautifully yours did. Love this. Bev

Ceal said...

wow Kim your card is jaw dropping Gorgeous!!

cm said...

Kim, I echo everything you've noted about CB: fast service, great shipping rates and products of outstanding quality. I've visited twice already (should learn to do one BIG order!), and both times - impressed. More orders definitely on the table. My recent order includes the Christmas set you've showcased BEAUTIFULLY here! Gorgeous, card - elegant, sophisticated, lovely. Hope you don't mind if I *case* this down the road; it's just so stunning.
c

Barb said...

Beautiful! I'm a CBS addict :)

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is beautiful Kim, I love the white on white embossing topped off with the gorgeous gold embossed sentiment.

Kara said...

Beautiful Kim!!

Lisa said...

Simply gorgeous Kim, and I LOVE your gold embossed sentiment!

Karren said...

Beautiful and so elegant. At the moment I'm muttering to myself: "I don't need to follow the link to another stamp company, I don't need to follow the link to another stamp company." LOL.

Jenny said...

So very christmassy!!! Love how you've used the die for both positive and negative die-cutting and the embossing looks lovely tone on tone :0)
Jenny x

Arlene said...

Kim, this is simply gorgeous!

Marjolein said...

Beyond gorgeous!!
I just love whites in all sorts!
Our house is decorated in whites and absolutely love the touch of gold!!
Not to 'heavy' for this Xmas card!
:-)
Bye,

Marjolein

Quip1320 said...

This is SO elegant, Kim! Wow! I never think to do white on white. Amazing the impact it can have. WOW!

Suze Bain said...

This is so gorgeous Kim! I love the little touch of gold. Fab! Xx

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous card!Love the white on white!!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Kim
Fabulous card .... Kim
Love it ...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Chrissie said...

I love CB stamps too Kim... AND they are our sponsors this month too! Too much happiness!
This is a fabulous card, the embossing and die cutting is superb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Kim. Love the white on white... fabulous design... those ornaments are amazing, especially how you combinded die-cutting and stamping.

Stacey Schafer said...

GORGEOUS! Love CBS!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow, stunning!

Lyndal said...

White on White looks better than all white Kim LOL! FABulous card - love it!