Good morning, Everyone!! It's Daylight Saving's Sunday!

Wow, I guess we were all supposed to Fall Back at 2 am and now we have an extra hour to make cards today?

WIN!

Here's a card I was creating late last night. When I'm tired sometimes I make bad choices, but I think I did ok last night. It is for a color challenge next week and you'd be surprised when you challenge yourself (or in my case, when my team challenges come up!) how creative you can get when bringing colors together.

The color challenge was for black, silver, smoky slate, and white. Here is what I came up with:

The liquid glue made a tiny little mess on the white "noel" but I will clean it up in my next card. One thing I was really happy about was that I found a way to use my vellum paper stack. I've had such a tough time using adhesives with it, you really need to hide wherever you use the adhesive so keep it in mind should you use vellum in your projects. It is such a pretty paper and you can get great effects with it. The piece I used (for the center tree) was from a holiday paper stack (6 x 6) paper in sparkly colors. I used the one that looked like snowfall in gold on one side, the other side looked like snowfall in silver. PERFECT!  Used the Perfect Pines framelits to cut out the tree images, had an embellishment in silver and rhinestone to use as the STAR, and the "NOEL" was from the Hang Your Stockings framelit bundle. I tried the Noel in silver glimmer like the tree on the right but it was too much glimmer. So i did it in white. Decorative Dots was used for the black background (again to simulate snow) and the dotted layer was from another DSP stack "Go Wild." The Smoky Slate is the card base and I got it from my Neutrals card stock set. I love those sets, you get 2 each of many colors so it is very versatile. Then if you have a really big project you can always buy one color by itself. Works very well.
Ok.
So what do you think??
For late at night and a first try at the challenge, it looks okay, right? I think so, too. Plus I had fun doing it which is most of the reason I do this, anyway. That and I love to send hand-made cards to the people I love!!

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So it is time to feed the dogs, so off I go. Will talk to everyone later!
Deb
xoxox

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