Saturday, November 17, 2018

Modern Christmas Thank You Note

I am trying to stay ahead so I began creating my holiday thank you notes.   The idea for this card came to me over several days.  I won a challenge this summer and the prize was a gift certificate to Visible Images.  I selected several stamp sets and thought it would be fun to do a modern card using some of the circles and spheres that came in the sets.  Aqua and red are perfect  for this time of year.
Modern CAS Christmas Card
I embossed all the images in silver on watercolor paper and used just two watercolor hues.  I changed the shades by adding more water to the areas I wanted less intense, so while I had just two colors on my pallet, I had several pools of aqua and red in varying shades to work from.  I added a strip of aqua to the edge to accent the colors.  I love the shine and shimmer from the silver embossing powder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown #519 Challenge  I got my color inspirations from this challenge.  I had been pondering aqua and apple green, but when I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use red and aqua.

Simply Less is More #384 Metallics Challenge  I love their metallic prompt!

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  1. Fun use of these graphic images! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  2. Already making your Christmas thank you cards?! You are the organized queen! These are lovely with contemporary colours. The silver embossing is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Less is More. x.

  3. Striking, funky and super CAS. Great take on our metallic challenge and thanks for playing along at Less is More x

  4. Beautiful embossing and such a cool contemporary creation!

  5. Oh my! You are well ahead of the game Karen! Good for you! I love the way you used those Visible Image stamps with such a fun, graphic look and the silver embossing is perfect for our metallic challenge at Less is More. Thank you so much for joining us xx

  6. Such a contemporary and fabulous card. Love the tones of just the two colours and fabulous layout. Well done you on getting ahead x

  7. What an beautiful card Karen, I love the silver embossing and modern design! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Tammy x

  8. I love this modern design; really great and giving a really happy feeling!


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