Saturday, 20 September 2014

52CCT/WMSFC - Theme ...

.....  Hello!  Can you believe we're already on our third challenge in September, the month is flying by.  Asha has a fabulous challenge for us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - the theme is NORDIC CHRISTMAS.  I had so much fun that I made three cards!!  And over at Waltzingmouse Fanatics - WMSFC#27 our challenge for the next couple of weeks is CHRISTMAS - we want to see your Christmas projects, but you must include at least one Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or digi!  

Good Jul Red - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Good Jul Blue - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsGood Jul Green - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Folk Art Christmas Additions, Alpine Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Gumball Green, Pacific Point
Dies: WMS - Folk Art Christmas
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Real Red, Gumball Green, Pacific Point; Canvas Paper


I used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#154 for the layout.  Nordic (or Scandinavian) Christmas tend to be clean and simple and are often simply red and white (or kraft), but they can also be layered and in other colours like blue and green.  With this theme there really was only one stamp set that I could use - Waltzingmouse's Nordic Christmas!!  Perfect.  I stamped the border stamp in all the colours and then trimmed to fit on the cards.  I stamped three different images in different colours and cut them out with the matching dies.  I made the panel out of canvas paper and distressed the edges to give a more folksy feel.  On the inside I cut a mat layer (to match the colour on the front) and on the white panel I stamped another Nordic image and a Christmas Greeting.

Good Jul inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration with our Nordic Christmas theme, check out the cards from the rest of the 52CCT team - they are just fabulous.

Don't forget to check out Tara's card for our Waltzingmouse Fanatics challenge too.  You have until Thursday 2nd October 10.00pm BST (5.00pm EDT) and don't forget you MUST use at least one Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or image.

Really looking forward to seeing your creations - have fun!!

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13 comments:

lilybygilly said...

Deborah - these are just wonderful! Clean, Christmassy and very stylish - love them all. Have a great weekend, Gill xx

Peg Coombes said...

Very classy and thanks for your comment, I don't have a tutorial for my card YET? but I will work on something soon x

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with the burlap Deborah - nice to see how 3 different versions look!

fabiola jaques said...

J'adore, quelle jolie et fraîche touche d'esprit nordique, j'aime toutes tes versions, elles sont toutes très réussi , biz

Bonnie said...

Three more pretty Christmas cards! Great layout and I like the added texture of the burlap!

Jen said...

Your Nordic cards are beautiful! I love how the natural canvas paper adds some texture. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Patricia Hays said...

Your stamps are perfect for the Nordic theme, and the visual texture of the canvas paper is super! I love how you've kept all three cards clean and simple in design. They are all terrific!

Asha said...

Such lovely cards, Deborah. That bit of canvas paper is just PERFECT!!!
hugs, Asha

Deepti said...

Lovely set of cards :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous! I just love the elegance of these cards. The addition of the canvas paper is a lovely touch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

Just love these. I thought you had used burlap but I see it is canvas card. The images are so Scandinavian. Great job
Louise xx

Alison C said...

These are lovely. The canvas paper is so realistic. I think I like the red one best. It's a lovely border stamp.

Ruth M said...

A terrific trio of perfectly Nordic cards Deborah - you've done a fabulous job! Such a warm and cosy look and feel and wonderfully decorated insides too! Ruth x

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