Saturday, 16 November 2013

WMSFC#6 - Festive Greetings ....

.....  Hello again!  I'm back with our new challenge at Waltzingmouse Fanatics - WMSFC#6.  This time instead of colours or a sketch, we'd like you to make a Christmas card, but using non-Christmas stamps.  Here's my take on the challenge:

Festive Greetings - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - French Country, Funky Flowers, Compliments of the Season II; Stampin' Up! - More Merry Messages
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; SU - Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi; Memento - London Fog
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Clear Embossing Powder; Copics - R17, G20, G21, G24; Sequins


Creating a Christmas Card with non-Christmas stamps is really easy with Waltzingmouse Stamps.  I decided to use traditional green and red for my colours.  I stamped the pretty border image, embossed it with clear powder and then coloured it with Copics.  The red and green give a nice Christmas feel.  I created my own stylised poinsettia by using the stamps from Funky Flowers and layering!  It was really easy to stamp and cut out the layers.  I finished the front of the card with some bling in the form of sequins and a simple sentiment.  For the layout I used the current sketch from CAS - Colour & Sketches - CASC&S51.  For the inside I cut a mat layer in green and on the white panel I stamped lots more flowers and a flowing sentiment.

Festive Greetings inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Remember, you must use at least one Waltzingmouse image and/or sentiment on your card.  And in this case your images must not be Christmas - no snowflakes, Santas, baubles etc, but obviously you can use a sentiment!  You've got plenty of time to play along with the challenge until Thursday 28th November 5.00pm GMT (that's Noon EST in the US).  Don't forget to check out Tara's card - it's amazing!  I'm really looking forward to seeing your cards for this challenge - have fun!

11 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah...love your great design and colours

Anne

Maria said...

Wow! Those flowers are gorgeous! Such a beautiful card inside and out!:)

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Deborah! That lace border really lends itself to any occasion! Beautifully finished inside too!

Gay Peplow said...

Clever use of your non Christmas stamps here Deborah!! Fab colours and I think the inside is every bit as beautiful as the front, love it!! Gay x

Marybeth said...

Great idea for a challenge......love the card you made and the beautiful coloring. So pretty. Inside too!

Sue said...

Hi Deborah, I saw your beautiful card on CCS blog, I love how you used the sequins and fab use of the sketch. xx

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh, this is so creative, Deborah ... fabulous festive colours, splendid sequins and the most marvellous insides! Looking forward to getting my thinking cap on and playing along! Anita :)

Patricia Hays said...

You definitely accomplished your task of using non-seasonal stamps for a lovely Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining in our sketch challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches!

Lizy Bartaby said...

A really stunning Christmas card Deborah!
Thanks for entering our challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week and good luck! :)
Lizy xx

Louise van Vuren said...

This is a fabulous take on the sketch, love the idea of a Christmas card made from non christmas stamps. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S

Louise xx

karen h said...

Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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