Sunday, December 3, 2017

Seconds, and firsts!

You may know that I goofed up when I forgot to include one of the necessary colors from The Color Throwdown #471's list... black!


Here is my second attempt ... it was no trouble at all  =]


Have I mentioned that Tom bought me a Minc foiling machine for my birthday?  Here is another little somethin' I foiled - in a GOOD way!


I'll be sending this one over to The Classroom for Ellen Hutson's 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

For Day 2, Julia and Keeway both made beautiful tags using Silver and Gold, each adding a bit of pastel color - I've chosen to stay clean, and white!  It continues to be difficult to photograph ... but the lettering is foiled in gold, and the stars, and one wee heart, are silver die cuts.

Hope you've had a wonderful weekend - it's been nice crafting on Sunday! 

=]  Michele

22 comments:

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous cards Michele. Looks like I need to break out that EH set. I am trying my best to resist the whole foiling thing but you are not making it easy!

Beverly S. said...

Both of these are so pretty. I like your foiling....I'm intrigued by your Minc foiling machine. Should I be asking Santa for one? ;)

Vickie Z said...

Both of these are wonderful! So the foiling machine must work! So happy you joined us at CTD!

Nora N. said...

How FABULOUS!! And I guess you figured out how to use your foiling machine, huh? LOVE your tag!!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty little winter scene Michele! I like the tiny star you added to one of the trees. That Tom's a keeper!! This is a delightfully shimmery tag!

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty!

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant combo Michele!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty and clean, Michele!
Looking forward to seeing more shiny elements in your future cards since you've got a Minc foiling machine! How sweet Tom is! Hideko :-)

Jeanne said...

Ooooh your card with the black is gorgeous. So elegant and striking. Love that bitty gold star. Oh and the bitty heart on the fabulous tag. Congratulations on the foiling machine! Looks like you have got the hang of it. Those bitty die cuts are wooing me today. ;)

Bobby said...

The design works just as well on black, Michele. Now you have day and night. I'm glad you figured out the foiling. Those tiny die cuts look great with it.

TK said...

Beautiful! Your cards are beautiful, and congrats on your new Minc!

Barb Ghig said...

A fabulous variation on your first card...gosh, I LOVE these trees! You got a Minc for your b-day? Way to go, Michele...your tag is absolutely gorgeous with all the yummy gold foil! I love the shape of this tag, too :) You nailed it on both challenges, my friend!!!

SmilynStef said...

Your foiled sentiment is super-fun

TaeEun said...

Wow! the first entry was fabulous but this is amazing! Love the little star on the small tree :)!
The gold foiled tag looks so chic!!!

Eliz Stewart said...

Just gorgeous!

Cat Craig said...

Both are gorgeous Michele.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your beautifully arranged little scene really pops on black! The tag is super sweet! Congrats on your Minc!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my that little house scene is as sweet as can be........love the classy color combo! And a Minc machine? I am clueless.....but looks like you can wrangle a minc perfectly!

TK said...

This card is so incredibly stunning with that bold black background! Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Well, this is cute too...a nighttime version! And look at you, all foiled up with your sweet little tag! Looks like fun!

Anita in France said...

Another beauty of a scene, Michele ... all starry, snowy and night-time! I was wondering when we'd see your Minc in use ... what a gorgeous, rich tag ... I do LOVE that scalloped shape! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

Happy Minc-ing, Michele, and happy belated birthday! This card is so dramatic and striking - very, very beautiful.