One of the many reasons I love to participate in blog challenges is that you often come across a challenge which really stretches you, makes you craft in different ways, using unusual colour schemes or layouts. I think it's a wonderful way to stretch your creativity. For instance a couple of weeks ago I created my first card based on a sketch and this week I plan to make a project for an ABC challenge, "anything but a card".
Using just one colour does make you think more about textures as you have to find a way of clearly defining the different elements of the card so I used a textured card stock as my base card, then embossed a plain card stock with a lovely snowflake pattern. I found some white glitter card which I cut out with a spellbinder die. The cake image is from the Polka doodle - Magical Winter cd. I had to use a very pale blue promarker just to add a bit of shadow and definition and I also used some ice white stickles for a bit of sparkle. I attached each of the background layers with foam pads as I liked the effect and shadows it creates. I also decoupaged the cake for some extra dimension. Next step will be to make a card box for this card as it won't fit in an envelope :o) I think I've got about 5 christmas cards made now whoop, well it's a start.
This card is being entered into the following challenges:-
Polka doodles Challenge Blog - theme whiteout
Totally papercrafts - challenge 84 - clean and simple
Rainbow ladys challenge - challenge #170 - christmas sweet treats
Less is more Challenge - week 33 - anything goes