Saturday, 8 November 2014

52CCT - Colours ....

... Hello all!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Jacqueline has some great colours for us to play with - RED AND GREEN, with either SILVER OR GOLD.  I had such fun with this challenge that I made two cards:

Ugly Sweater Red - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsUgly Sweater Green - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Simon Says Stamps - Ugly Sweater, Sweater Words & Appliques; Waltzingmouse - Elf Made
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Crown Ovals (S4-303) #3; SSS Dies - Sweaters; Impression Obsession - Christmas Lights (099K)
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Real Red, Garden Green; Gold Mirri Card; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella Brush - Gold


I think you can see from the pictures that I opted to go with Red, Green and Gold.  When I was a kid we often had new sweaters just for Christmas, usually with a particularly Christmassy image and that was the idea for these cards.  I could have done lots more, but decided on a red sweater with a Christmas tree and a green one with Santa's face.  I stamped them on scrap card, coloured them with Copies and cut them out with the matching dies.  I stamped the face and tree separately, coloured them, fussy cut and adhered them to the sweaters.  I decided to layer them on these fun ovals and added a row of Christmas lights.  I finished the front with a fun sentiment.  On the inside I cut a mat layer to mat the sweater colour and stamped a simple Christmas greeting.

Ugly Sweater Green - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsUgly Sweater Red inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration cards using our colours of Red and Green with either Silver or Gold, check out the blog to see what the rest of the team have made.

Don't forget that we're still running the DT Call.  If you want to be considered you need to play along with all the challenges this month, add the initals DT after your name when you link up!  That's all for now.  Have fun.

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7 comments:

Peg Coombes said...

How very clever of you I love Christmas jumpers and yours are just perfect x

Tenia Nelson said...

Fun cards!!

fabiola jaques said...

trop chou Deborah, ils sont si drôle tes pulls, je suis fan, j'en veux un pareil, biz

Joyce said...

These are so cute, and I just love the idea of an ugly sweater card.

lilybygilly said...

Two wonderful cards from you this week Deborah. The sweaters are too nice to be ugly! Loving the Christmas lights too - so pretty. Hugs, Gill xx

Patricia Hays said...

I agree with Gill - you've made these sweaters too cute to be considered "ugly". :) The whole Christmas sweater thing reminds me of Mark Darcy's reindeer jumper in the movie "Bridget Jones' Diary", LOL.

Danielle Vincent said...

Those are the cutest "Ugly" sweaters I've ever seen Deborah :o) Fab job on these cards and I LOVE your cute insides too.

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