November 22, 2014

Inkspirational - Designer Challenge - Christmas With a Twist

Hello and good morning!  It's that time again for another challenge at Inkspirational.  It was Designers choice this time and it was my turn so I decided to go with my favourite type of card to make.  Yep, you guessed it, Christmas!  But wait, there's more!  There's an optional twist to this challenge.  If you'd like, try making a Christmas card with no red or green.

Yes, I want to see your lovely non-traditional colours schemes!  And if you do choose to accept the options challenge, you will be entered in to win a prize!  Yes!  There's an awesome prize up for grabs!  My fellow teamie, Sandie and I, have put together a great prize package.  Take a look...

Prize package includes the following:

£10 gift certificate to Uniko Studios
Bo Bunny die cuts
Bo Bunny dimensional stickers
Bo Bunny rub ons
A TCW (The Crafter's Workshop) stencil
3 different types of ribbon

All kinds of goodies!  So, in the effort to inspire you to create a Christmas card using non-traditional colours, here's what I came up with.

I don't think I've ever made a black and blue Christmas card before.  Black is not what I would normally think of for Christmas but that's the whole point of this challenge isn't it?  :-). So here's how I made it.  I stamped my snowflake (Inkadinkado) in white on my black panel then embossed using a embossing powder that I would refer to as interference blue.  It's basically translucent with a blue iridescence to it.  Its pretty cool and shimmery which, as usual, is hard to capture in the photo.  I matted my panel on metallic blue paper then attached it to my card base.  I stamped my sentiment (Michael's) the same way as my snowflake.

Well I hope that my card inspires you to join in on the fun.  Please, check out the awesome projects of the other DT members too.  And don't forget to pay a visit to our talented Guest Designer, Janet, of Swanlady Impressions.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

Time Out Challenge - embossing with the option of sparkle.  My snowflake and sentiment do have some sparkle to them it's just hard to see.  :-)
Christmas Cards All Year Long - no patterned paper.
CAS(E) This Sketch - I changed the circle with my rectangle (it's not quite a square).

Well, I appreciate you stopping by for a visit and I hope you have a fabulous day!


  1. I love it Kim, the black and blue work perfectly! This you should make some more of these. Have a good day x

  2. forgot to say thanks for joining TIME OUT xx

  3. Swoon-alert! A WOW card here, Kim, with the lovely blue/black pairing, the stunning snowflake and the oh-so-pretty sentiment. A set of these, in a variety of colours, would make an awesome gift set...

  4. Fab design, Kim! Love that snowflake with the blue shimmer - it really pops against the black! Thanks for joining us at Time Out :)

  5. Inspirational colour choice Kim, and I loved reading how you managed to make the snowflake stand out on the black.As a twist on the blackboard look, this seems really on trend.

  6. Interesting colour combination, nice card!

  7. So striking in the black and blue, Kim! Love that bold snowflake!

  8. GORGEOUS, Kim! Thank you for joining us at Case this Sketch!

  9. Oh, this is beautiful! I love that snowflake! Great take on the sketch!

  10. I love the idea of a black Christmas card! I always think black looks so elegant. I love your big, bold snowflake and the blue accent. I am impressed how clear your snowflake and sentiment look against the black. I always have trouble getting a clear, crisp stamp on black. Very nice!
    - Shauna

  11. I love this combination of colors. Beautiful card
    Bozena xx

  12. Beautiful. Love the deep embossing on the rich colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  13. Beautiful! Love the color combo

  14. Stunning snowflake Kim! Love the CAS design of this! Hazel x


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