Monday, December 1, 2014

An Icy Color Combo for Christmas & Hanukkah! HSS200

Pin It Now! I can't believe Hand Stamped Sentiments is hitting this huge milestone...200 crafty challenges!  I've been with them for over two years now, and it's been so fun and such a blast.

This week the challenge is a unique color combo.  It had me scratching my head, but I came up with a design that was great for both Christmas and Hanukkah!
Look at these colors!  So cool and crisp. 
A closer look at them...My final Christmas design features Ornamental Pine embossed with Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss, and rubbed with a sponge and Tempting Turquoise ink.  I like the glow that it gives the Pool Party cardstock. 
I decided to try it out with my Hanukkah stamp - lovely! 
And my first design, basically the same as the first Christmas card, but without the stepped up embellishments.  This is a great card for mailing!
Won't you join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week?  I'd love to see how you're inspired!

STAMPS: Happy Hanukkah, Ornamental Pine
INK:  Tempting Turquoise, Versamark, Stampin Emboss White
PAPER:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Smoky Slate
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Tea Lace Doilies, Frosted Sequins, Basic Rhinestones, Pool Party Thick Twine, Pool Party Bakers Twine
OTHER: 1/8" white satin ribbon (Hanukkah card)


  1. Very Pretty!!! Color combo worked perfect!!! Love the sponging!!! Perfect accents!!

  2. Oh my....these are beautiful! I love that pine branch!

  3. Your cards are stunning. Love the embossed resist you used.