I'm Dreaming of a Pink and Black Christmas!
This week the Dream Schemers are playing with a new colorway...pink and black, suggested to us by team leader, Deborah March! Since I am desperately trying to accumulate a pile of holiday cards for my list of friends and family, I thought I'd see about creating a Christmas card in pink and black. Definitely not traditional! This may look like a rather involved card, but actually it's fairly easy to create in multiples, as you are embossing this Christmas Tree in Core'dinations cardstock and sheets of the Mercart Colored Aluminum (available through Dreamweaver Stencils). Both of which can be sanded, once embossed in the Big Shot (or whatever die-cutting/embossing machine you might have). To coordinate the two colors better, I replaced the stencil over the embossed and sanded panels and sponge inked the raised areas with Black StazOn ink. The trees were cut out and cut into sections that are adhered to the card front...varying the strips of metal and cardstock, and occasionally turning a strip of metal over and using the silver aluminum side (I did age these strips a bit with the black ink). I placed a Cloud 9 Epoxy Sentiment over a scrap piece of the pink metal, cut it out, and adhered to front of the card. I used a piercing tool around the edges of the tree, a ribbon bow, pompom (of course!), and one of the three inch corsage pins available through Dreamweaver Stencils as well. You can see how easy it would be to create a few of these at a time as you have multiples of the strips of embossed pieces to use. I'm guessing that the rest of the team has been having fun with this pink and black colorway as well...go check them out! Want to play along? Create your own and link it to the Dream It Up! blog! We'd love to see what you do with pink and black, too!