Thursday, November 19, 2015

Soft and Subtle

Tonight after taking care of a few chores I sat down to tackle my last homework for the Online Card Class Holiday Style. The lesson is for soft and subtle cards.  I admit to tearing up 4 tries...none of them even got to the sentiment stage and none were re-purposable.

This card, started as a oh what the heck...what would this look like...and I loved it.  The stamps sets are Ellen's Mondo Poinsettia, and Simon's Big Scripty Greetings Holiday.  Ranger's platinum embossing powder and two colored pencils one in Vermillion and one in Lemon Yellow. They are my neglected Artist's Loft pencils and had nice sharp tips. 

After stamping and embossing my images, I simply stroked on color very lightly at the inner and outer petals (leaves) of the poinsettia. No blending, just soft strokes of color.  I embossed the greeting, and added a toss of clear/silvery sequins.

So, what do you think? Did I achieve soft and or subtle?
Thanks for stopping by!


golightly said...

So pretty!

Betty said...

you certainly achieved soft and subtle in a big way, Cat - your card is so lovely!!

Leslie Hanna said...

yes, you did! i love it! and i'm happy to know i'm not the only one who starts over, and over, and over. it was worth it here.

Greta said...

You've gotta be kidding me! This is colored pencil?! Gorgeous card, my friend!

Jeanne H said...

Your poinsettia card is just lovely. Very pretty and soft, indeed!