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.



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

  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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    Lisa xx

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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


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