Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Annual Pink Christmas Card

It seems like a long time since I found a card challenge and played along just for fun. So yesterday I decided to see what Muse: ChristmasVisions had on offer, and found two beautiful cards by Elizabeth Stewart. Her first card reminded me that I had yet to enter a card in Jingle Belles' annual Pink Christmas challenge! 
Here's Elizabeth's card: 


From this I took inspiration from the central negative die cut snowflake, the white-on-white snowflake die cuts, the scattering of bling, and the "joy" sentiment. Here's my version: 


I don't have any cool shiny pink cardstock like Elizabeth used, so I checked my patterned paper to see if by any chance I had some with pink. And what do you know, I found some that combined pink with red! I'm not a pink fan to begin with, but I like pink and red together even less. So yay, even more of a challenge! I did like the way I could centre the circle of mittens in the central snowflake, though. For the sentiment, I die cut "joy", coated it in Versamark, and embossed it with silver. I built up the sentiment with a few layers of heavy cardstock. 


For every pink Christmas card added to Jingle Belles by day's end, Stephanie and Lauren each donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, so I do like to play along every year. And this year, I found a way to make pink the main colour on my card without there being too much pink! Thanks to Elizabeth's inspiration, we may have my favourite pink Christmas card yet. ;) 



Supplies: white, Neenah white linen & Stampin' Up real red cardstock, Crate Paper Sleigh Ride patterned paper, Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words: Joy & Sizzix Mini Paper Snowflakes dies, Ranger silver embossing powder, Hero Arts gems

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9 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

What a great idea to have a pink Christmas for breast cancer and love how your card turned out and can clearly see why its a favourite !x

Birgit said...

Great take on the Muse card! Absolutely wonderful pink!

lauren bergold said...

oh what a gorgeous PINK XMAS card! (for somebody who doesn't like pink... i kinda think pink likes you, lol!) :) thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun for an awesome cause! ♥♥♥

SmilynStef said...

Love the subtle dimension of the white on white with that lovely pink snowflake ... thanks for supporting our ♥ Pink Christmas for the Cure! ♥ at Jingle Belles.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful Pink Christmas card, That is a beautiful snowflake die too. Great take on the muse as well.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Snowflakes are always so pretty! Thanks you so much for playing along at MCV - I always enjoy seeing your cards in the gallery!

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous card for a good cause. And a great way to use up patterned paper - the little detail of getting the pattern centred in your die cut takes this to the next level! Thanks for joining us at MCV!

Eliz Stewart said...

I love your pink and red Christmas card! What fun! I wish it were a little earlier in the evening and I would make a pink for a good cause. So glad that you did! Thanks for joining Christmasvisions this week.