Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Scandi Christmas

Love this picture so much!!  My long-haired cats are the same way in the winter.  They barely realize it is snowing and they are so insulated the snow hardly melts when it hits them.

Hi, Friends......

I haven't had a chance to play along with Jo's Christmas Kickstart Challenge for several weeks, but I managed to get creative and make something for her Scandinavian Holiday theme.

I used a variety of stamps from my Christmas stash, but most are from a Memory Box set. These stamps are not specifically Scandi, but I hope I got the look. I am entering the Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge with this card, too.

I knew I wanted to do a Black and White color scheme. But while I was at it, I did the same stamps on green and also reversed the black and white elements for a mostly white card. Which is your favorite?

I really like the dramatic black background and the subtle texture that heat embossing adds. Maybe I am weird, but I love running my fingertips over embossed images!

Supplies used include:
Memory Box - Making Spirits Bright stamp set
The Craft's Meow - Rustic Greetings stamp set (retired)
Inkadinkadoo - Holiday Assortment #60-30026 (retired)
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder from stash
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Core'dinations/Darice Solid Cardstock

Thank you for stopping by today. I am glad to get a few more Christmas cards added to my stack. It will be time to mail them out before we know it!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #19 - Scandinavian Holiday
2. Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
4. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - AG Christmas
6. The Artistic Stamper September Challenge - Black and White
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for Texture (I added texture by heat embossing.)
8. Time Out Challenge #144 - Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the mix of black and white patterns.)


  1. You certainly have got the Scandi look, Janis! I love your design in each colourway, but I think the black with white embossing very slightly edges it for me. Great cards, and a big thank you for playing along again at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x PS Embossing is lovely to the touch.

  2. Beautiful monochrome cards and love the embossed stamps
    Carol x

  3. I like the Scandi look. I think I like the green the best.

  4. Wow... what a cool design! The white on black looks so elegant and I like how you made the same card in multiple colors. Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!
    - Shauna

  5. A fabulous trio, Janis ... crisp and fresh ... I can almost feel the snowy texture underfoot! Tough to choose a favourite ... mine is the white on black, it's so stylish and dramatic! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Time Out! Anita :)

  6. Love the design of your cards! They are all so pretty. Thanks for joining our Time Out challenge!

  7. Fabulous cards ! Love that Scandi design in different colours. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Papercraft Challenges.

  8. Beautiful and elegant Christmas card.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge
    Julie T

  9. Here I thought I had commented on all of your cards but it turns out that I hadn't commented on even half of them! I think I didn't get notifications on some of these, or that my mind just went to sleep mode before I came on over..sheesh. Anyway, I saw these gorgeous Scandi designs on the Kickstart challenge and really love the way they look. Those motifs definitely capture the Scandi look and I really like the black and white versions. Classy and elegant, and yet simple as well.


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