Saturday, 14 March 2015

52CCT - Colours ....

.... Well, hello!  It's time for our colour challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week we have some really pretty pastel colours for you to play with and non-traditional ones too!  Here's my card:

Noel - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Wondrous Wreath
Inks: SU - Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink; Encore - Silver; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Wonderful Wreath Framelits; Memory Box - Cross Stitched Frame Borders #7
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Soft Sky; Silver Mirri Card; Enamel Dots


I've gone for a very soft, subtle look and I'm really pleased how it turned out.  Mind, it's really difficult taking photos of mirri card.  I got the idea of a wreath from this week's CASE-ing Christmas Challenge - CCC#11, Anita's wreath is so pretty.  I used pale blue card to make the base and cut a couple of white panels with the largest Memory Box die - just love the border.  I stamped the wreath (3 stage stamping) on white card, using blue, silver and pink and then cut it out with the matching die.  I die cut the sentiment and bow from silver mirri card.  I adhered the sentiment and wreath falt to the card and used dimensional gel for the bow.  I added a tiny pink enamel dot to the bow.  On the inside I simply stamped the blue wreath and a Christmas greeting.

Noel inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsNoel square - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using our soft pastel colours check out the cards from the rest of the team - they're gorgeous!  If you've been playing along with us since the beginning of January you will already have 10 cards in your stash, or more!  This is a great way to get your cards ready without rushing.

What a difference a week makes, this time last week we had below freezing temperatures (-10°C in fact).  Today (Friday), much better we're already at 2°C (36°F) and should reach about 12°C (54°F) this afternoon.  Spring is definitely getting here!!  What are you plans for the weekend?  Whatever they are - have fun and be safe.  See you soon.

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14 comments:

lilybygilly said...

Beautiful! And gorgeous on the inside too - you inspire me! Hugs Gill xx

Tanja said...

the foiled cardstock looks amazing - I love the wreath and the pretty stitched border, too

fabiola jaques said...

oh Deborah, nous avons eu la même idée, et quelle bonne idée...biz

Ellen said...

This is gorgeous! I love those colors and the foiled CS! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the CASE-ing Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Daen'Ys said...

This wreath is gorgeous Deborah and the soft colors are really pretty. A very beautiful card - inside as outside!!
Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
Rosi x

Anita said...

I love this set Deborah. I used it for my Christmas cards this year. It came out beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at CASE-ing Christmas.

Patricia Hays said...

The silver bow and sentiment add just the right amount of shine to the pastel wreath. Very nice!

Judy V said...

Pretty card Deborah! Love the shiny accents! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Mynn Kitchen said...

IN LOVE, Deb! The colors are SO soft and pretty, and the shine is amazing! This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Rocky said...

So pretty in pastels, love the colour scheme and the decorated inside too. Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Lorraine Clinch said...

Lovely card Deborah, love the colour combo.
Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas
Lorry :o) xx

April Cheetham said...

So lovely Deborah. The wreath looks great in those colours, April Xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Oh wow, this design works so well in these soft colours. Love the inside of your card too, good enough for an outside I would say! You rocked this one Deborah
Louise xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

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