Saturday, September 20, 2014

Holiday Cards and Blog Challenges!

Part of my fall is designing & sending cards out to my Jewish family and friends who celebrate the Jewish New Year and Day of Atonement – Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur, respectively.  This year I combined designing my idea and trying a “Challenge” where I design a card according to the “playing rules” of a blog.  
This time I am trying the sketch design from Freshly Made Sketches #154

Here is my entry:
I used the colors from SU Paper Stack Moonlight as a color inspiration Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, & Lost Lagoon.  The two strips of Designer Series Paper were taken from that paper stack and the shapes were cut from SU Label Collection Framelits in Whisper White & Lost Lagoon Card stocks.  The background is Blackberry Bliss Card Stock and is embossed with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions embossing folder. The beautiful filigree Star Of David stamp and the Shalom greeting came from an older, retired set from 2012, “Jewish Celebrations.” I "sponged" the edges of the "Shalom" sentiment and embellished with white pearls colored with SU “Blendabilities Markers” using the medium tone of Daffodil Delight and a combo of Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry for the dark purple pearl in the center of the Star of David.  

This was a really fun project to try.  The Sketch was pretty simple and straight forward.  I am excited to try a new one next week.