Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a Lavender Christmas

Well, would you look at this - it's a blog post. And I'm excited about it, because it's my creation for our monthly Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards!

Our wonderful hostess for November, Lindalee (aka tatterpuss), gave us the challenge to create a Christmas card with one catch -- no red and no green. So, I went with purple because it's one of Lindalee's favorite colors.

The layout is from the Nov/Dec Papercrafts magazine and as soon as I saw it on the cover, I knew I wanted to use it. And the dear Catherine helped me choose the beautiful shimmery background DP at our last Archiver's meet. It's gorgeous IRL and looks like a frosted window or swirling snow!

I also knew I wanted to stamp the snowflake on acetate so it was floating above the card, but the biggest challenge was how to attach it. A dimensional would show and I didn't have any small, thick glue dots, so I punched small acetate stars, attached 'em to brads with CE, then attached the snowflakes to those with CE.

It worked great and I got the shadow I wanted, but now my concern is did they hold up during mailing??? I really hope so and I really hope that Lindalee likes them!

I'd love to say "Come back tomorrow for another card", but I know me too well. LOL Besides, this is my Holidays Here I Come Weekend. I took vacation for Monday and Tuesday, so between 5:00 AM Saturday and 11:59 PM Tuesday, I WILL put up the tree, decorate the house, and bake, bake, bake!!!

But I DO know I'll definitely have a post on Wednesday for the KitCat Card Club for the festive kit from Catherine! Normally, we would be posting this Sunday, but we kittens are a little busy, so we gave ourselves purrrrr-mission to wait a few extra days to post.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Creating!


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Susan, your card is stunning! I love the purple/lavendar color... and what a classy design! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

This is soooo elegant and I love the use of the purple for a Christmas card. Did you know that is the newest Christmas color trend this year? I think I remember that layout. Was it the one with the snowman? Can't wait to see the KitCat cards

Catherine said...

OMGosh! You are totally cracking me up with the "purrrr-mission"!
This card is totally gorgeous and sooooo elegant looking! Is it too much to hope that you made yourself an extra so I can drool over it IRL next weekend????
Seriously loving the colors and you are a girl genius with how you attached the snowflake! I'm definitely going to need a lesson on that!
It's just fabulous, chica! Love it and love you!

kadie said...

Beautiful!!!!!! Wow!! That snowflake is so cool and I really love how you've attached the sentiment. I agree, this is a very Elegant card. LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Susan. It is stunning...absolutely beautiful...

lindalee said...

This card is soooooooooooooooo amazing IRL!!! Everyone who receives it is gonna LOVE IT!
You did a fantastic job with the challenge!