Saturday, 11 January 2014

52CCT - Colours .....

.... Morning all!  It was lovely to see so many fabulous cards for our sketch challenge last week; it's going to be very difficult to pick a winner.  Now it's time for our colour challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Mynnette has picked gorgeous colours.  Here's my take:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - A Banner Christmas, Sassy Salutations, Warmth and Wonder
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Squeezed Lemonade; SU - Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: SU Card - Wild Wisteria, Bermuda Bay; White Lustre Card; SU Punches - 1¼" and 1/8" Circles; Papertrey Ink - Linen & Canvas Impression Plate; SU Marker - Bermuda Bay

I love the colours Mynn picked (you must use at least three) and my original thought was snowflakes (surrounded by quite a lot here), but I decided to go for a clean, graphic look.  I used the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL274 and am also submitting the card to the current Jingle Belles - JB:14:01 to use something old and something new on your card.


I was going to try and get all five colours on the front of the card, but ended up with three; I managed to add another colour on the inside!  I made the card base from Wild Wisteria.  All the yellow card I have is very gold, but I felt that the yellow should be a bit more acid, so I made my own.  I cut a panel of white card and sponged it all over with Squeezed Lemonade - it works perfectly.  I cut some Bermuda Bay card, embossed it with a linen texture (which you can just about see in the photo) and punched out some circles.  I stamped the graphic image three times on white card, punched them out and attached them to the card with dimensional tape.  On the inside I cut a panel of white card, stamped a simple tree and sentiment and finished off with a simple hand drawn border.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We have a super selection of inspiration cards to share with you over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creations with our non-traditional colours!  See you soon.

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9 comments:

Pauline said...

What a vibrant christmas card Deb, love the sentiment split into 3!

Vicky Hayes said...

A fabulously unusual colour combination for a Christmas card! Love it! Vicky x

Daen'Ys said...

Great christmas card! Love the modern graphic look.
Rosi x

Jacqueline said...

A very fresh and modern look to this card - love it - Jacqueline xx

Beverley said...

LOVE this bright & cheery festive card. Hugs Bev x

Mynnette said...

Totally fabulous, Deb! LOVE the fun sentiment circles and the bold feel of the overall card! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! ;)

SmilynStef said...

What a happy holiday design ... so glad you joined our new & old prompt at Jingle Belles.

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow nice job Deborah - very impressed that you made your own yellow paper. It totally works with this modern combo and design. Hugs D

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful take on the gorgeous C&S sketch, plus a brilliant use (in every sense, lol!) of those vibrant non-traditional colors. i really LOVE this, you've certainly rocked ALL the challenges, including our "old & new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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