Saturday, 11 May 2013

Christmas colours .....

.... Hello and good morning.  It's time for our colour challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and I think this is a classic combination - RED and WHITE - ONLY these colours are to be used in the design of your card.  Here's my take on our colours:


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Yonder Star
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  SU Card - Real Red; White Lustre card


For me, red and white always suggests a Scandinavian/folk feel for a theme and I have just the perfect set of stamps!!  I stamped the borders in Real Red directly onto the card base.  I cut a thin panel of white card on which I stamped the stags and stars, mounted it onto Real Red card and attached to the card base.  I finished the front of the card with two sentiments centralised above and below the panel.  For the inside I cut a mat layer of Real Red and on the white panel I stamped the outline star and a bold sentiment.  As it's not the front of the card I used black for the sentiment.


Don't forget to visit our blog and check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the Team.  Have a super weekend.  See you soon.

14 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards, the first one reminds me of the jumpers that Val Doonican and Andy Williams used to wear :o)
Jackie xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Definitely Nordic & I love the cross-stitch effect of the stamps which reminds me so of my childhood & many patterns that I associate with the Scandinavia.
Paula (PEP)

Ruth M said...

This reminds me of a Scandinavian style knitted sweater which gives your festive card a real warm and cosy vibe! Great job with the colour challenge Deborah! Have a happy weekend! Ruth x

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the Nordic feel of your card, Deb! You could easily mass produce these flat cards for Christmas! Great idea!

Marybeth said...

I love red and white for Christmas! Your card and stamping are gorgeous! Love the look of cross stitched. The inside is pretty as well. Hope you have a nice Mother's Day Deborah!

Stella said...

You nailed the Scandinavian look and feel;wow! And fab use of that WM stamp set. I think I see a winner :)!
XX

Kim Heggins said...

Deborah, just too cute! I am in love with the Nordic winter set and your really know how to put those stamps to good use.

Mynnette said...

I just love "sweater" cards, Deb! This one is just beautiful! LOVE the fabulous use of the elements--gorgeous! HUGS and have a great week! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

I think red and white is very Scandinavian Christmas too, and I am very jealous of that fabulous stamp. Love the inside too Danielle,

Louise xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Ooops DEBORAH, so sorry for calling you Danielle! Still meany everything I said about your fab card though!

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

This is gorgeous Deborah. Looks like real stitching almost to me. LOVE this is red and white - its perfect! Hugs D

Patricia H said...

Like several of the previous commenters, I think the stitched look of your card is great! Excellent job centering the images on the card front. I tend to be a perfectionist about that in my own stamping and I know it isn't always easy!

Daen'Ys said...

I really like the idea to do the card in "cross stitch"
It gives a touch of yesteryear, who is back in fashion! I love to cross stitch when I have some time....

Thank you for your nice comment.
Rosi x

sarahstone said...

I really love how your card looks like a cozy sweater, Deborah! It really has a great look and feel to it. Great job!

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