Friday, July 30, 2010

WARM WINTER WISHES!

No, I'm certainly not trying to rush the summer season by making a winter card! LOL This weeks Bloggers Challenge was to use black & white and one other color. I've had this card in mind since I bought the set, so I knew right away what I was going to do for the challenge!

I started out using basic black for my card base then added a layer of Whisper White after running it through my bug using the Swiss Dot embossing folder. Additional layers were then added, along with an image of the tree and bird stamped on the center panel from the "Branch Out" set by Stampin' UP! Nesties were used for the circle and scallop and the greeting was computer generated. I really like the simplicity of this card made by using so few colors.

If you'd like to see what the others came up with for this weeks challenge, just click on the "Bloggers Challenge" button on the right side of my blog.




23 comments:

JP Card Crazy said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the touch of red!

Email me said...

GORGEOUS... so elegant. Love that tiny touch of color!

Chrissy D said...

STRIKING!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

So pretty with just a pop of color!

Linda Monroe said...

Love it. How clever to only use a dash of color in the mix. It really stands out in the stark contrast of the winter scene.

Ida said...

Wonderful card. I just love the tiny pop of red with the bird image. Love the embossed dotted background too.

Rachel Hope said...

Love the pop from the little red bird!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Fabulous card. So Beautiful! Love your little cardinal.

Jocelyn said...

Love this one! So simple yet elegant at the same time!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Wonderful card Clara! Quite elegant! Love that little red bird!

Tami Black said...

Absolutely one of my favorite stamp sets -- great card! This one isn't going anywhere -- a retired set that I will keep forever!

Margaret Raburn said...

What a striking card! Elegant in it's simplicity and colors!

tonistamps said...

Very elegant looking! The embossed background is perfect, as is the bird.

Lisa Bohler said...

So pretty! I just love that the little itty bitty touch of red pops so well!

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. Love the red bird.

Jane Bosi said...

Ooooooo! I like this--simple and elegant. Nicely done!

Basement Stamper said...

Absolutely love just the little touch of red (the bird). Very cool!

Lori said...

Beautiful winter card! The red cardinal is so striking against the rest of the simple layout.

Nikki Bond said...

This is fantastic! Love how the only color is the bird...really bold statement! {sMILES}

Barbara said...

Beautiful! I'm in love right now with white cards and yours is just perfect with its touch of black and just a touch of the red! So simple and elegant.

Marilyn SanClemente said...

I love that Set!!! So beautiful.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Very elegant, luv it to pieces!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice card tfs!!!