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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A pastel Christmas card...

I was inspired by challenge #84 on the Crimbo Crackers challenge blog to create a Christmas card using pastel colors. I love the look of pastel holiday cards, so I thought it would be a great idea to create some for my family to send out this year.

I decided on pink as my pastel color of choice--mostly because I had some pink vellum that I really wanted to use. You can see my creation in the photo above, and I LOVE how it turned out. It's actually even prettier IRL.

I tried to get an angled shot where you could see the embossing a little better. Not sure I succeeded!

I used a pale pink cardstock for my mat that perfectly matches my pink vellum strip.

I heat-embossed the word Noel on my vellum with some sparkly silver embossing powder. It is so sparkly and pretty! I added a little gem on either end to frame my sentiment.

The vellum strip is folded over my embossed mat on either end and secured onto the back of it with tape. I also added some double-sided tape on the backside of the "Noel" where it wouldn't show.

I kept the inside of my card pretty simple. Once again I heat embossed the sentiment with my sparkly silver embossing powder.

I also punched three little snowflakes from white cardstock and glued them around my sentiment.

A pink mat sets it all off, and my card is done!

I'm also entering this card into Winter Wonderland's challenge--all that glitters.

I hope you like my pastel Christmas card as much as I do.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Cheryl! The dry embossed background looks wonderful! Love the shimmery sentiment!

Hannelie said...

I love the freshness of the non traditional Christmas colours Cheryl!

designbydonna said...

Beautiful elegant card. I love the pink with the silver. Actually, I love everything about this card. The snowflakes repeated inside are a great finishing touch.

Glittered Paws said...

What a petty elegant Christmas card - love the pastels especially the pink vellum. Great card.

Lena said...

Clean, simple, and beautiful!!!

Thank you for participating with us at Winter Wonderland this week.

Hug Lena

Marie Bingaman said...

Lovely card! Pink and white is so stylish and pretty! :)

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeous - I love the pink vellum with the silver embossed sentiment!! WOW and love that cool embossed background with the snowflakes!! What a stellar and amazing card!! Love the out of the box coloring for a Christmas card!!! Keep Smiling!!!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful and so delicate! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again!