Sunday, 4 December 2011

Grey and Lemon Christmas Card

Morning Bloggers,

When making Christmas cards I'm generally quite traditional and lean towards using red, green or blue. However, I really like yellow and grey together so I decided to use it on a Christmas card to see if it would work. I quite like how it turned out.


The stamp is Tatty's Christmas Tree from the Creative Expressions Tatty Button range. I stamped it in Memento London Fog. I just coloured in the stars on the tree with the Sunflower Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Ink. I cut the image out using the largest of the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles dies. I cut a faux nestie out using pale lemon card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Tatty Button Text 2 set in Memento London Fog and cut it out using a Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three die and again made a faux nestie out of pale lemon card.

I cut a panel of grey card and embossed it using the Couture Creations Drink Me embossing folder. The backing paper is from Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons CD.

I joined the embossed grey card and the yellow polka dot paper together with a piece of Nickle Mist Vintage Ribbon. I tied a messy bow using 2 lengths of the ribbon and added a Creative Expressions wooden button with some yellow Baker's Twine tied through it.

I cut 2 flourishes from the Tim Holtz Alterations Die Elegant Flourishes - one in pale lemon and one in grey and glued them in place with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue as shown.

I'm entering this card in to the following challenges -
Make It Monday #65
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 47 Seeing Spots

I hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Julia

9 comments:

  1. I agree the lemon and grey works really well, love those dies and embossed background too. xx

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  2. I love that you only highlighted bits of the image and surrounded it with this gorgeous color combination! :D The opposing embellishments that spring from the bow are wonderful!!!!


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  3. Lush card...great use of spots! Really nice colour choice too!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz,best of luck!

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  4. This is gorgeous, love the colour combo you used, and the flourish is a nice touch. Thanks foe joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

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  5. What a lovely card, love the colours. Hugs, Claire x

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  6. Such pretty colours together, lemon and grey, super soft and elegant.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  7. lovely card thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan
    xx

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  8. Beautiful card, i love the colours you have used, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx

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  9. This is great I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

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