Saturday, 8 June 2013

Shades of Green ...

..... So, it's the second Saturday of the month and that means we have a colour challenge for you at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, featuring my favourite colour GREEN.  The rules for this challenge are simple:  you may use ALL shades of green, BUT NO OTHER COLOUR.  You may use ONE neutral - white, cream, black, kraft or grey.  As for metallics - as long as they're green, they're okay!!  Here's my card:


Stamps: Just Rite - O Christmas Tree; Waltzingmouse - Compliments of the Season II
Inks: Versamark; Stampin' Up! - Wild Wasabi
Dies: Spellbinders - Nested Pennants (S5-028) # 1, 2 & 3
Accessories:  SU Card - Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Pistachio Pudding; Clear embossing powder; SU - Dazzling Diamonds; Promarker - Lush Green; Green Foil Card; White Lustre Card


The colour green suggested Christmas trees to me; lots of them!!  So that's what I made - a stylised Christmas tree forest.  I used several shades of green card.  On four I stamped the images in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder and on the tiny pale green I stamped the image in Wild Wasabi.  I used the Nested Pennants to cut out the trees.  I added some glitter to a few of the trees.  I cut a mat layer in green foil and adhered the Christmas trees directly to the white panel.  Although there are lots of layers, this is quite flat and will be easy to mail. 

For the inside I cut another green foil mat and on the white layer I stamped the sentiment in Versarmark, embossed with clear powder and then sponged over the top with Wild Wasabi to bring out the design.



Don't forget to check our the Green creations from the rest of the team - they are all just fabulous!  I look forward to seeing what you make!

That's all for today - I'm off to a photo shoot with Jonathan today.  Our local group is at a pool party with five models in swimwear - should be lots of fun.  I do hope the pool is warm though!  See you soon.

8 comments:

Pauline said...

Love your green xmas card Deborah, so festive and bright!

Paula (PEP) said...

It's your inside that really grabs my attention - a brilliant idea for CAS as the front of a card too.
Welsh weather has gone mad - everything is growing like crazy....... & I have a patient recovering from knee surgery who still needs his shoelaces tied!
Paula (PEP)

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Deborah...love all those beautiful green trees!

Mynnette said...

LOVE all those amazing trees, Deb! The inside is gorgeous as well and could be a CAS card itself! HUGS and hope you have a great weekend! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

green definitely says 'tree' to me and your stylised trees are fab. using different shades of green cardstock is such a simple and effective idea.

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Love all your green trees Deborah! I thought of trees too :o) Your inside is awesome too - really love it. Hugs D

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE the different shades of greens for the trees! This would make a great card to mass produce AND it's flat! LOVE it, Deb!

Rocky said...

The inside is just as great as the outside, love the card.

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