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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The elegance of silver and grey

I love the soft, almost dove-grey of Smoky Slate.  It's a beautiful, subtle grey.  I decided to mix it up with the Basic Grey because the two greys compliment each other so well.  Add in some silver and you have a very elegant, subtle card.  It may not be what some would consider Christmas colours, but as I've said before, I don't believe that Christmas is any set colour.

I used the Smoky Slate as my base and then added a layer of Basic Grey that I embossed using the beautiful Filigree Frame embossing folder.  I added a bit of Encore Silver ink which I sponged over the raised design---not a lot, but enough to pick up the embossing just a bit more.

Inside the embossed frame, I added a piece of the pretty Smoky Slate and white design from last year's Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper cut with a Deco Collection framelit.  I sponged the perimeter using Basic Grey before adhering it.  I used Dimensionals to adhere the Basic Grey piece cut using my Chalk Talk framelit to the centre of that after heat embossing the bottom with "christmas" in Silver embossing powder.

Then I cut out a piece of Silver Foil using the retired "Merry" thinlit and also heat embossed two copies of the holly from the top of the Christmas Bauble using Silver embossing powder onto a piece of Smoky Slate.  I used Tombo glue to attach the "Merry" and then fussy-cut the holly pieces after colouring the berries with the lightest of my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  I sponged a bit of Encore Silver ink over the leaves and berries to turn the colour into more of a blush and then attached them using Dimensionals.

A scattering of tiny Jewel Basic Rhinestones finished off the card.


The only thing wrong with using silver and subtle colours is that photos are difficult to take.  Without a flash (above), the embossed "christmas" and silver embossing around the holly is difficult to appreciate.  With a flash (below), the colours are slightly "off".  If you can imagine a mix of the two, that would be my card.



For more cards using the elegant greys and silver, check out The Friday Mashup!  I decided to mash my card up by using both heat and regular embossing.

For more cards conveying a feeling of happy or merry, check out the SUO Challenges.

10 comments:

  1. Love this, Heidi. You really mashed it up wonderfully! The pop of red berries is super! Thanks for sharing with the Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cindy. I've had such a busy schedule that I haven't gotten to many challenges lately. It feels good to be back. :)

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  2. This is gorgeous!! Love the mix of the grays and silver- perfect for an elegant card! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges and I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thank you, Julie, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family (and fur-babies).

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  3. WOW!!! This is stunning! I never would have thought grays/silver for Christmas, but it totally works! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

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    1. Thanks so much, Connie. I love the way the card turned out, especially with that beautiful Designer Paper. It helps illuminate the card.

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  4. Such a rich color scheme on your "outside the box" Christmas card - it's wonderful!

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    1. Thank you very much, Karen. I had a great time designing the card.

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  5. Beautiful card Heidi! Showing both photos gives as a good idea of what it is like in person. I bet it is just stunning!!! I love the holly you added to the card!

    Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thanks so much, Avery. It really does look amazing in real life.

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