Saturday, December 1, 2012

CR48FN Week 2

We are back with week 2 of the current CR84FN Color Challenge!

I am just loving the rich regal colors for this current color challenge 
 Burgundy, Gray and Cream.
They are perfect for a masculine card which I needed to make for one of my favorite guys.
I wanted to make a pretty card to make it special, but I didn't want it to be too frou-frou(is this a word???)

And this is what I made:

I have been crazy about the Santa Claus MME 6x6 paper pad this year. I have almost used the entire pad and that is unusual for a finicky girl like me! But the papers are just so elegant and beautiful.
After I decided which papers that I was going to use, I took them to my sewing machine and did a little zigzag stitching around all the edges. (I am still learning how to sew, don't look to closely ;D)

The focal point of the card is a pretty Verve snowflake, which I stamped with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I then adhered the snowflake to the burgundy striped die cuts, which were cut my Mat Stack (PTI) dies.  

The greeting was also stamped with Versamark ink and  then heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

Now grab your favorite inks, stamps & papers, and create a card or LO with these beautiful colors!
 And please share it with us by linking to our site!
We love seeing everybody's creations!

We are going to take a short break after this challenge for the holidays. I can't believe  
Christmas is almost here and then it will be Happy New Year 2013!!!!

Please check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the design team at

Thanks for stopping by!


Pauline said...

Just gorgeous Mackie, I love that label shape, and the fab embossing, a fab Christmas card!

Lisa H. said...

the papers are elegant and beautiful. this is a lovely card, Mackie!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh I think this is perfect for a guy! Love the musical backing paper and the stitched detail. The embossed star is lovely!

Andrea M said...

Incredible Mackie! Love the striped background and embossing!

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful Mackie! I love that elegant heat embossed design and shimmery trim! You stitching looks fabulous! Thanks for joining CR84FN and providing us all with wonderful inspiration in 2012! Happy Holidays!

Vickie Z said...

These papers are gorgeous! Love all the silver embossing! Fabulous!

Helen Berry said...

Mackie this is fantastic! Your stitching is brilliant - you have no worries there!! I love the papers, the beautiful PTI die cut label and the Verve stamp! Looks so pretty embossed in silver just wonderful x

Shannon White said...

Oh I Love this Mackie!! Definitely Festive yet Masculine at the same time! Love the Fab dp's and your stitching looks Awesome! 8-)


Sue Lelli said...

Yesm frou frou IS a word! LOVE the mat stack die, can you tell, and LOVE those papers, too! The sheet music really makes your card sing! GORGEOUS, Mackie!

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the embossed sentiment!

dlmbscrapping said...

Beautiful card Mackie