Friday, May 22, 2020

Less is More with Christmas Throwdown Silhouettes

First I saw the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Silhouettes.  I have collected so many different Christian silhouettes from Taylored Expressions - I love them all so had to play along.  I had a silhouette cut in a traditional black, then I started seeing white and cream cards in my feed - that's the current challenge at Less is More.  That wouldn't be a go-to combo for me, but the elegance of the design team cards and the gallery inspired me.

Adore Him

These border dies made it such an easy card.  The only extra step that I took was embossing the bottom strip hoping it would look like sand.  Otherwise, it was cut and adhere!  It was a truly awful card to photograph.  To see the dimension, I needed light - but light made my gems look dark.  In regular light those gems are exactly the color of the Buttercream cardstock (which is amusing given that even though they are from an entirely different company, they are also called Buttercream!)

Thanks to both challenges for the inspiration!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Simple Strips - Christmas
Dies: Taylored Expressions Follow the Star, Build a Scene - Snow Drifts
Cardstock: White and TE Buttercream
Other: TE Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin' Up Subtles Embossing Folder, Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream gems


  1. I like the white and cream combo, this is lovely!

  2. magnifique combo Kim, ta carte y gagne en élégance, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  3. Absolutely STUNNING! This card says it all in a beautiful way.

  4. Kim, I've just begun following you because I have found your style and mine to be very similar. Whenever I see one of your cards, I'm very drawn to it. I love that you experimented with an unusual color combo - I wouldn't have thought to do it, but I love it. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. You outdid yourself with the white and cream. Exquisite!


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