Wednesday, August 28, 2013

PWC273 - Black and White Plus One

I just love this week's Paper Pretties PWC273 Challenge.  It's "Black and White Plus One".  You can pick whatever other color you'd like your plus one to be.  The most amazing thing about this challenge is that you can't go wrong, whatever color you pick will look good.  So pick one and get cracking so you can enter the challenge and have a chance to win five digital images.

I had a difficult time deciding on a stamp to use.  I had to do the old "eenie, meanie, miney, moe" to make my choice but I am very happy with the outcome.  Once I decided on this stamp the plus one color had to be red for the cardinal.  If the cardinal wasn't in this card I could have gone with blue for snow, orange for the carrot, any color that I like for the stripe in the scarf - you get the idea.  Now get going.

This card is so quick to make and looks great.  You can make it even quicker with a few changes.  Make it a single layer card, stamp the snowman a little higher on the card and Instead of using the ribbon and button use a washi tape to underscore him.  I have a red and white washi tape so I think I will do just that later on and post it.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Paper Pretties "Frosty -Clear"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Bazzill "Snow White" and "Grenadine Red" card stock
miscellaneous - red copic marker; Stampin' Up slot punch; red gingham ribbon; snowflake button

Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC273 - Black and White plus One
Partytime Tuesday #135 - Anything Goes
Ooh, La, La - Inspired By a Song - Frosty the Snowman
Totally Gorjuss #198 - Bows
Card Makin' Mamas CMM73 - Black and White plus One
ABC Christmas - Q is for Quick

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  1. Love how you used the red and white ribbon. Thank you for joining us at PTT. Good Luck!

  2. Wonderful CAS Christmas card, Chris! Love it! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. oh i love this so beautiful, cute little snowman...

  4. Hi Chris! That is a great CAS Christmas card!

    Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I really appreciate it.

  5. What a gorgeous CAS card. So simple yet so striking. Love your little snowman and the gingham ribbon is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x DT

  6. A lovely CAS card - great colour scheme and fab bow :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week.
    Hugs, Kat x

  7. Great CAS card and so striking the red works so well. Thanks for entering our Inspired by song challenge at ooh La La Creations
    Alli x

  8. Such a striking colour scheme, great Christmas card! Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight @ Ooh La La :)

  9. Fabulous card Chris - love how the cardinal really stands out!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  10. So sweet. Love the CAS layout too.
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.

  11. Simple and lovely, I really like all the beautiful Christmas Ribbons have used on your card. Welcome you join us at DIY Kits challenge!


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