Thursday, October 14, 2010

Silvery Christmas

Hi all!

I took the day off from work yesterday and was finally able to catch up with some yard and house work. Yay! I also found some time to play! I knew I wanted to emboss the Hero Arts Music Background in silver, and do the same with the Decorative Ornament cling. I was going to leave the card all white and silver, but the ornament just didn't show up as well as I wanted it to. So I started to play around with some non-traditional Christmas colors and came up with this card.




I love the way the Music Background looks, embossed in silver! The scalloped die cut was inked with Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord, using the acrylic block technique from Jennifer's Thinking Inking classes this week. I stamped La Letter over the lavender color, using an onyx colored ink. I colored in the silver embossed ornament with a lavender Copic marker.

I also made another card yesterday, using the same acrylic block technique. This one is a snowy scene, using the little tree from the Hero Arts Sending Holiday Cheer set.



For this one, I inked the acrylic block with Stormy Sky distress ink. The pretty silver, star gems are also from Hero Arts. . .love these and they were a gift given to us at Scrapfest. . .even better! I added some snow by tearing some glittery, embossed patterned paper that I found in my stash and I added some Crystal Stickles to the trees for some additional sparkle.

One more thing. If you missed my post yesterday and you have a little time, you can check it out here: http://bdengler4.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-work-among-flowers.html. It's a fun one about where I work (in a floral department) along with some photos too.

I'm so appreciative for every visit to my blog and thank you for your comments! They make my day! Enjoy your Thursday! :)

14 comments:

Lin said...

Love all this silvery goodness today! Beautiful cards, Barb!

Joy said...

Love your Christmas cards Barb, so stunning, congrats on the HA tweet and so nice to see that you had a relaxing time at home, well at least sort of..LOL, Hugs sweet friend!

Nat said...

love these both Barb!! Wonderful cards for Christmas!! :)

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Barb, both of these are gorgeous! I love the background with the acrylic block and the silver music bg is stunning! Congrats on the HA tweet! :)

Sanne said...

How elegant Barb - looks great with silver - your ornament is very very beautiful!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous cards Barb, love both of them and thanks for being a fabulous Hostess at Hero Arts. I can't beleive your time is up already.
Sallyx

Sue said...

Your card with the Music background is Stunning Barb, your design has an elegance to it, the silver has worked really well. Everyone is inking, so many of us obviously enjoyed the video of Jennifer's. It is always fun to see all the different effects we card makers acquire once shown a technique.
At Last our Summer is arriving, it has been unusually cold here in N.Z.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles:)

Tiffany said...

Really classy set of cards Barb! Love the look of embossed silver, thanks for inspiring me to get out my colored embossing powders more often! Congrats to you on your term ending as a hostess, you did a fabulous job these past months and your hard work and beautiful inspiration was admired by many!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

I'm a huge sucker for silver, so the first card is right up my alley! And the glitter and stars -- oh wow! Love that card too!

Hurray for having time to stamp and getting the yard work caught up - I did that on Monday :)

Hugs!

Simone said...

Barb both of these cards are so gorgeous! LOVE the embossing and the way you used the acrylic block technique :) Congrats on your term as a Hero Hostess - you were wonderful and your cards are so inspiring :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! Barb! They're beautiful! Love the silver indeed!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, Wow!! These two cards are just stunning. You did a fantastic job.

ivy said...

thanks barb for being such a great hostess!

your cards are beautiful here! i especially love the music background embossed in silver!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Christmas cards! Love the silver on your first card and your glittery snow on the second.