Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Traditional Christmas

     There's something a little odd about making Christmas Cards when it's 30 degrees outside, at least I didn't need my heatgun for this one!
    Traditional colours are the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week so that's where I started. Dark Brown, Cream, Dark Green and Deep Red are the only colours to be used, a little gold is allowed which is good as I needed a little shine lift.
    The stamp image is from Stampendous - Snowy Postcard, stamped on cream watercolour paper in Archival Coffee and edged with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.
    The holly is die cut using a Spellbinder die - Little Leaf Sets. I have edged the leaves with a tiny touch of gold, they looked so flat without it, the berries are tiny red gems. The image is mounted on deep red paper, then cream before being stuck to a dark green paper that has been embossed with holly leaves down the left side.
    It looked alright but it needed a lift, so I have die cut the sentiment from satin gold card using a Britannia die and mounted it on thin foam pads.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas Outdoors

8 comments:

  1. Lovely traditional image and the colours are so right

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  2. This is just gorgeous! LOVE the fabulous image--it's so elegant! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  3. Lovely card Rocky, I don't think it needs anything, after all I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
    Cindy

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  4. Gorgeous Rocky! Just the right mix of everything as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  5. The vintage elegance of the snowy scene on the postcard is terrific. Excellent job all around! :) Thanks for sharing your card in this week's color challenge at 52{C}CT!

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  6. Fabulously elegant and traditional, great use of the colours. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  7. Lovely Christmas card - great details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

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  8. Beautifully vintage! I do like the image and the pretty holly to frame it! Sorry to be so late commenting! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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