I'm Back...

I'm back with my second post for today. 
I really wanted to play along in the Tis' The Season challenge.
The challenge was to use turquoise, black and silver on a Christmas
card. I thought that was so unique that I had to try it. I decided to combine 
it with the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch!

I had some white lace that I really wanted to use but I didn't think it would
stand out on a white card base so I decided to use black. Black is not an
easy color for me to work with and I knew that would be a challenge.

This card took me a few days. I'd play with it then set it aside only to come
back later or the next day and make changes and more changes. This
morning I finally figured it out and am happy with how it turned out. You'd think
with the sketch and the colors already picked for me that I would've had an
easier time with it.
I am happy with how it turned out in the end.

I didn't realize until now that there was an ornament in the inspiration
photo. I used the exact same one on my card.

all from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white, basic black
stamp sets: Delightful Decorations, Festival of Trees
ink: tempting turquoise, versamark
embellishments: silver embossing powder, silver 1/8" ribbon,
    lace ribbon from the dollar store, homemade enamel dots

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Angela said…
Such a striking and very handsome card, Susangail!
Karren said…
This is beautiful! The lace is so gorgeous against the black card base.
Your card is beautiful, Susangail! I agree that the white lace is perfect against the black, and I like how you added your touch of blue with homemade enamel dots. :) Thanks for playing with us at 'Tis the Season.
Lisa said…
I'm so proud of you for going outside your comfort zone! It paid off! Your card is great! I love the lace, silver embossed ornament, and pops of the blue.
Lisa said…
Stunning! This is so elegant.....the lace really pops against the black and the pops of turquoise and silver are just right. Fantastic card!

So glad you played along with us at 'Tis The Season!
Leigh Penner said…
Oh, this is perfect! I love your gorgeous take on the sketch!
Chrissy Larson said…
That banner is super cool!