I think our inspiration photos are fabulous - not remotely Christmassy, but so pretty and elegant; they are courtesy of Beccarillo photography - a place where you can spend quite a while looking at the fab photos! Actually, I sort of got the inspiration for my card from the centre photo - the cake. I like the black and white with the touch of pink in the roses.
I started off with an A4 sheet of card from Kanban which I simply folded in half. I love the snowflake design on the card and added a touch of sparkle to the flakes with my glue pen and glitter. I used the lovely 2011 Heirloom Ornament dies from Spellbinders to cut a number of shapes in black and in pearly pink. The very large die was cut and then embossed with one of my Cuttlebug folders - it's quite subtle (not quite enough shims!). To stamp the designs on the baubles I used one of my new sets from Waltzingmouse. I inked the images with Versamark and embossed the designs with Black sparkle embossing powder. Then I arranged the baubles on the card and added some bows. I think this is a really elegant card - it's black and white with a touch of pink!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - 2011 Holiday Ornaments
Inks: Versamark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders: 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (S4-334)
Accessories: Kanban snowflake card; Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder; Pearlescent pink card, ribbons and glitter - all from stash
Joining us as our Guest Designer for the next few CR84FN challenges is Mackie from Mackie Made Paper Creations - so check out the CR84FN blog to see inspiration cards from Mackie and the rest of the team, or go directly to their blogs by clicking on the links below:
That's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments - I read each and every one - they are very much appreciated. See you soon!