PPA118 and CCMC174

Sunday, November 6, 2011

The last few days have been very hectic.  Between my sick father and a sick kitten, I haven't had much time to get my fingers all inky.  But tonight after visiting my father at the hospital and seeing that the kitten seems to be on the road to recovery, I was determined to get in my stamp room for a little while.  I decided to make a card for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge combined with the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary.


I love the idea of the monochramatic color scheme of the PPA challenge.  My first thought was that it would make an interesting Christmas card, then I thought I would make an autumn-themed card.  I ended up going back to the Christmas theme.

In the end, I'm not sure it's Christmas-y enough, but it has a certain appeal, I suppose.  It's clean and not fussy, plus the colors are somewhat unusual for a Christmas card which makes for something visually interesting.  I used a few scraps from the Christmas Cocoa designer series paper and the sentiment is from Perfect Punches.  I'm also happy to say that I got to use one of those big Spice Cake buttons.  When I first saw those buttons in the Holiday Mini I wasn't interested in them at all until I saw that the 1 1/4-inch punch fits perfectly on the inside.  I thought that was interesting enough to get them and although this is the first time I've used one, I am determined to use them more often.  (Ha. Ha.  How often have I said something like that)?

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15 Responses to “PPA118 and CCMC174”

Rita said...

Well, I think it is amazing and perfect for Christmas! You can totally send it this way! :) You always make such beautiful cards.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Jen! Your cards are always clean and simple perfection! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this understated elegant card Jen! So sorry to hear you've been having a tough time lately.

Nance Leedy said...

So glad you got some crafting time to yourself--sounds like you've earned it! Love the subtle elegance of the card and I LOVE brown for a Christmas card. Just beautiful! So glad you joined us at CCMC and the Paper Players this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Your mono-chromatic card is a beauty! So glad you joined us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Joan said...

Oh, oh, oh - I love this! Monochromatic is a favorite of mine! I used Suede and vanilla only today. The lines for this are wonderful and what a perfect way to use the button! I haven't done that yet, so thanks for the reminder.

Lisa said...

Love monochromatic cards...love cards done in neutrals. This is very pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Deb said...

Beautiful! So clean and simple and stunning! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Love it. You know how much I love your eye for design and this does not disappoint whatsoever. Glad to know everyone is on the mend. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Andrea und Annemarie said...

Hi, funny, I also thought I would do a Christmas card with these wonderful colors but then ended up with something about friendship. But I still think it could be nice for Christmas! Well done anyway!

Nina Dee said...

What a beautiful card! I love the paper piercing detail you added. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Linda Callahan said...

You make simple and neutral stunning - I agree with Carrie - you have a great eye for design!

Mary Brown said...

So simply classy! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Renée said...

So fabulous Love how striking this looks. Thanks for playing with us at CCMC :)

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, that is a COOL way to use the buttons! I have a ton of them to use up before the mini goes away! I think you've inspired me! Love the clean and simple look to your card and using the neutrals for a Christmas card is inspired! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge on Create with Connie and Mary!