Thursday, February 23, 2012

Channeling Elvis

It's gonna be a blue Christmas.

I picked this set up off of eBay several years ago and have never used it.  I loved it.  I had to have it.  I passed it up in the catalog and kicked myself until I got it.  Then I just couldn't make it work.  It's funny though.  I looked at it last night and suddenly saw all kinds of possibilities I never did before- guess I just had to grow into it.

You can see in the 2nd two photos that the white frame is both a pearlescent paper to match the pearls on the tree and it's a bit raised.  It had been flat against the blue but needed something else.  Pop dots would have shown too much, been a bit too high, and left sags between them so I made a 4 paper-layer shim for it to give it a bit of lift.

Cardstock: (Whisper White, Night of Navy): Stampin' Up (Arctic Snow): The Paper Company
Stamps: (The Snowflake Spot, Trim the Tree): Stampin' Up
Ink: (Night of Navy): Stampin' Up
Misc: (Tag die): Cuttlebug, (Ribbon): May Arts, (Twine): Whisker Graphics, (Pearl Pen): Viva

Moxie Fab: The Cure for Winter Blues
Winter Wonderland: Christmas
Apron Strings: #15: Frosting (2 kinds of ribbon)


  1. a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland with your lovely work
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  2. Oh My gosh this is one very stunning Christmas card fabulous design and layout and that is one super cute image too,

    So pleased you joined us at Winter Wonderland ChallengeI do hope you can try and join in the fun with us next week too,

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0x
    Winter Wonderland DT

  3. Really pretty card and love the pearls!

  4. Simple and elegant, just beautiful

  5. Love this! So simple, yet so elegant. Would be a perfect card to recreate a couple times for holiday cards.

  6. Hey Jen! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)