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Monday, September 23, 2013


It was a really nice break from all the coloring I usually do, to create something for this latest challenge.  It took all my willpower to, at a minimum, not color the flowers!  It resulted in a Clean and Simple design - but I think fairly elegant for a Christmas card.  

This Monday's  Craft Your Passion Challenge is "No colored image" and the sponsor is the Sugar Kissed Cottage.  They provided images for the Design Team to use and I chose this one called "Silhouette".   You can see all of the CYP Design Team's inspiration for you and the challenge rules HERE.   

The image was sized to be quite large on an A2 card with a top fold.  The sentiment from Art Impressions was stamped and punched out as an oval and then modified to it the space better.  Two slider slots were punched in either end for the ribbon.
The inside was layered with leftover CS from the front.
This card should be eligible for the following
Crafty Ribbons #62 – A/G with Ribbon
Paula Holifield Crafts  (ALBC) – CAS
613 Ave C #38 – A/G (op Create your own Color Chal.)
OSAAT #182 – A/G (op use a digi)
Pile it On #38 – Cool OR Warm Colors (warm - red)
Fussy & Fancy #98 – Punches and Dies

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Silhouette" by the Sugar Kissed Cottage
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; base CS and matting all from stash. 
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tag is hand modified and ribbon is from stash.
INKS: The image was printed on a Canon PIXMA Printer;  sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Trust you Ginny, I want to say this card is very elegant but then I'm repeating your thoughts. OK, so we are agreed on that point but the other adjectives I believe apply are "charming" - and "stylish". Your chosen image has such charm and the red card with the lovely red ribbon/bow is Very stylish. Most definitely a card I'd love to have on display over the Christmas period. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  2. Great card. I like the idea to do a christmas card.
    xxx Michelle

  3. Love this vintage Christmas Card Ginny! Well done! ;o)

  4. It's a lovely Christmas card and a little bit different to the norm. The red satin ribbon sets it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  5. Your Christmas card is lovely and so different from the norm. The red satin ribbon sets it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  6. Wow, an eye popping colour scheme shows off this gorgeous silhouette beautifully. thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  7. Hi, Ginny! You know we are always happy to see you in the "Hood!" Love the silhouette image! Beautifully composed and executed! Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  8. Thanks for entering in the crafty ribbons challenge this week
    P x

  9. Fabulous card, Love the image it's beautiful...Perfect Christmas card... Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy...Hugs May x x x

  10. Love, love this old fashioned silhouette - makes a very charming card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  11. A very elegant and stylish card,the image looks all the more striking not been coloured and love the red and black.Thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  12. Ginny, this is so sharp looking. Love the silhouette images! Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  13. Love your Silhouette card. My fave color combo. Thanks for joining us at 613 Ave Create. PennyRae DT

  14. Great card! Thank You for playing along with the A Little Bit Crafty challenge this month!

  15. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  16. Your card is FABULOUS!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!


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