Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black, white and a splash of burgundy.....

......that's the challenge this week at the Play Date Cafe Challenge.  Before playing these challenges, I would NEVER have used black on a card, not even a sympathy card!  But after about 3 or 4 of these, I began to see the elegance of black and white and a splash of another color and have come to enjoy these challenges.  Here is my submission for this week:


I appear to be in a snowflake period lately!  But, as I said in my last post, my Christmas card pile for this year is increasing with each challenge! 

supplies:  white and burgundy cardstock, Webster's Pages dp, Hero Arts K5256 Winter Pine, CL459 Merry Christmas Trees (sentiment), versamark ink and white embossing powder, ColorBox dark peony ink, glue pen, glitter, red gemstones and pearls, snowflake punch

24 comments:

  1. Lovely holiday card, the tree looks wonderful on the black/white script paper. Great splash of burgundy! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  2. Absolutely adore this card Lin....but I really love black and these colors work together so well!

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  3. Love this one, Lin! The Webster's Pages paper is a great choice for the white embossed tree! Beautiful card!

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  4. Aren't you glad you gave the black a go?!!! This is beautiful and a great 'splash' of color for the challenge! Thanks always for your support of The Play Date Cafe Challenge : )

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  5. I love your take on this week's PDCC challenge, Lin! The text on the background and the red gems are beautiful!

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  6. Beautiful! Absolutely LOVE these colors!!!

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  7. Beautiful card Lin! Love the black background and the white tree. The splash is perfect.

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  8. soooo pretty Lin, love this card :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  9. So pretty Lin. I love black and white with a splash of colour and your card is awesome

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  10. As always...beautiful card Lin!!! I love the snowflake! Good Luck with the challenge! It's a great prize this week! I'm not sure yet what I will post.

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  11. Your tree is so pretty with that script background!

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  12. Love this Lin - you stepped out of the box with success!!

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  13. I LOVE challenges because they encourage you to do something you never would have done before. Your card is WONDERFUL! LOVE the text and the bling and the snowflake of course!!!

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  14. Oh, I really like this card Lin! Such a crisp and polished look to the card!

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  15. Oh Lin, this is absolutly beautiful--the tree is gorgeous with the red pearls.

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  16. Great card Lin, I love that background!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Chrissie

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  17. Oh my! These color combo is my favorites!
    Lin, I love this card! The direction is bold, but so elegant! Love the pink snowflake card which you posted the same day. :)

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  18. Lovely card and a great Christmas tree image. I love the splash of colour. A great creation. Tracy Evans x

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  19. Beautiful Lin, and so glad you've come to love the black/white with a splash of colour colourways. Love how you've got splashes of burgundy on the tree - great having you play along in the cafe :)

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  20. Lovely holiday card with gorgeous Christmas tree!

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  21. Love it Lin! What a great tree image and just striking with those red gems! Super job with the "splash"! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

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