Friday 18 January 2013

Purple Christmas Star .....

.... I've a Christmas card to share with you this morning and I've used a couple of challenges to make it:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Scandinavian Season (discontinued); Waltzingmouse - Flourishes Scallops & Dots; My Favourite Things - Seasonal Sentiments
Inks: Versamark; Distress - Dusty Concord
Dies: Spellbinders - Resplendent Rectangles (S5-147) #5
Accessories: SU Card & Design Paper - Elegant Eggplant; Kraftwork Cards - Sentiment label; Silver embossing powder and card from stash

It's a colour challenge at 52CCT and I just love them - elegant purple with silver and white - fab!  And I think I've been quite faithful to the sketch.   I stamped the star twice onto white card, embossed with silver powder and cut them out.  I painted the flower with my aquapen and Distress ink, cutting out one flower and layering onto the other star - you can't really see the dimension in the photo.  I made the elegant frame using the largest of the Resplendent Rectangles and cut it to fit the card and layered it with the coordinating design paper.  I stamped the largest flourish directly onto the card and embossed with silver powder.  I adhered the purple panel, attached the star and finished off with a simple sentiment.

For the inside I cut a purple mat layer and white layer, on which I stamped a bold Christmas sentiment in Dusty Concord.

That's all for now - but I think I'll be back with another card for the 52 {Christmas} Card Challenge - just had an idea.   See you soon.


Ruth M said...

This is fabulous Deborah, love the flourish and the fancy rectangle! You did a great job with the colours and the sketch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT and I hope you join us again soon! Ruth x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah the swirl looks like its a shooting star...fabulous


Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Deborah! This is soooo lovely. That flourish is just the perfect touch to everything else on the card. I love that DSP that you used - so creative. Thanks for joining us again this week at 52CCT!

Mynn xx said...

I just adore this gorgeous shooting Christmas star, Deb! Fabulous use of elements--LOVE the swirls! So glad you got to play along with us at 52CCT! I hope you've got a little time to come play with us at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday as well! HUGS and Happy Weekend! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

Beautiful flourish, making a great shooting star. Love hw you've used the purple panel to set it off. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT and good luck with the DT call

Louise xx

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