Last weekend a group of our Stampin' Up team met at Elaine's house for a day of SU chatting, lots of eating and some make n' takes. Amanda, our team leader, joined us and I made her choose the next challenge on our challenge blog. She came up with Christmas in July, with an added twist of not using red or green. I tend to make 2 different kinds of Christmas cards, either traditional red and green with Santas on or blue and white with snowflakes, so I went with the latter.
I used the Bold Snowflakes wheel with Versamark mark in on Whisper White cardstock and clear embossed it. Using my sponge daubers I randomly dabbed Orchid Opulence and Bashful Blue ink all over to make the snowflakes pop! I added this to a Orchid Opulence mat and onto a Bashful Blue base. The tree is from Season of Joy and is white embossed onto Orchid Opulence cardstock, cut out, mounted onto Bashful Blue and cut out again.
The ribbon in the middle is actually 2 pieces - Whisper White 1/4" grograin and Bashful Blue 1" double stitched grograin (believe it or not this is the first time I've ever used this Bashful Blue ribbon!) The sentiment from Best Yet (Level 1 hostess set) fits perfectly into this piece of the silver hodgepodge hardware kit.
Stamps: Best Yet, Season of Joy, Bold Snowflakes jumbo wheel
Papers: Bashful Blue, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White
Inks: Bashful Blue, Orchid Opulence, Versamark
Accessories: Clear and white embossing powders, Silver hodgepodge hardware kit, Bashful Blue 1" double stitched gorsgrain ribbon, 1/4" Whisper White grograin ribbon