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Friday, 17 October 2014

Peace in Black and White and Silver

Every once in a while a challenge comes along that immediately makes you think of a finished card.  The one over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge did that for me this week.  This is their inspirational picture:


I loved the simplicity and was determined to carry it over into my own creation.  For me that included deer, a tree, a star and a simple sentiment, all in black silhouette or silver embossing.

I began with Basic Black for my base and then chose Naturals White for my scene.  I used Lovely as a Tree for the silhouette of my little fir and heat embossed that in black.  Then I used the star stamp from the Something to Say stamp set and heat embossed that and the rays that I drew coming out of it using my Silver embossing powder.

For the deer silhouettes, I turned to my Memory Box dies and Basic Black cardstock.  I attached them using a combination of Dimensionals and Tombo glue.  The sentiment is from the hostess Good Greetings stamp set and heat embossed using my Silver embossing powder.

It's a simple card but I think it evokes a Silent Night, doesn't it?


For more cards using this inspiration, check out the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge.

And for more cards that are clean and simple and also showcase a lot of embossing, check out CAS on Sunday Challenges.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful in it's simplicity, Heidi! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bonnie. I really appreciate your comments.

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  2. Wow Heidi! Love your card. You did a fabulous job! It is very elegant. I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments and for being my newest follower. I'll gladly follow your blog, Gloria. :)

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  3. I LOVE this, Heidi!!! Very elegant indeed! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog as well. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

    http://kreativekristies.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Kristie. I appreciate your lovely comments and that you're my newest follower. Of course, I'll follow your blog.

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  4. This is such an elegant card! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thanks so much, Karren. I really appreciate your comments.

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  5. Beautiful take on the challenge....DH would definitely love this card (it has DEER on it!!!), and I love the silhouette style you used! Thanks for participating in my Merry Monday challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you for going to the trouble of putting on your Merry Monday challenges---they're a lot of fun. And thanks so much for the wonderful comments. I appreciate them.

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  6. Gorgeous, Heidi! Nothing is more beautiful than a good black-and-white card - this one is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with the Merry Monday Silent Night challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much, Brian. I used to do a lot of black and white film photography and agree that there is something about black and white that grabs the eye.

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  7. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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  8. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday

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  9. Love the deer there's somthing about them I have just finished a deer quilt for our loung which my husband loves.

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I'd love to see the deer quilt.

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