Sunday 6 December 2015

Merry Christmas ....

.....   Hello!  I've had a busy year making Christmas cards, so I thought it would be a good idea to count how many I've actually made.  I'm on the design team for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown so I knew I'd have a good amount of cards - well at least 50!  I'm pleased to say that I've made 88 cards, which is brilliant.  However, I actually need about 115!!!  So I need a few more cards!  Here's one I made yesterday afternoon:

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

Stamps: Stampendous - Mega Merry; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas; Waltingmouse - Alpine Christmas; Snowflake Tree (don't know the company)
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress - Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Pacific Point; Ranger - Holographic Embossing Powder

I started by stamping the snowflakes in Versmark and embossing them with Holographic powder.  I sponged on two shades of blue and two shades of green ink blending to reveal the sparkling snowflakes.  I cut a panel of white card, slightly smaller than the card, and stamped the word "merry" and "Christmas" in black ink.  I used a scalpel to cut out the inside of the letters in merry and then went round the cut edges with a black marker.  I adhered the panel over the inked snowflakes and attached the whole panel to the front of the card.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of blue card and on the white panel added a Christmas greeting and lots of blue and green snowflakes.

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

I've actually managed to combine four challenges to make this clean, simple card, and they are:

I think I'm going to have to come up with a really quick, clean and simple design that I can mass produce over the next few days!  But not today.  Today, I'm off to a photoshoot with Jonathan - should be lots of fun!  And that's all for now, see you tomorrow.



Ankie vd Polder said...

Great card. Have a nice day, Ankie

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the snowflakes and the wonderful colors in your "merry." Very lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Kathyk said...

FAB blue/green card


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done Debs, gorgeous use of colour and a super CAS and striking card. thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Cardsbymaaike said...

what a fabulous and ingenious way to use green and blue on a Christmas card, and it works splendidly! I love that bold merry, I need it ;-)

G Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, So nice to see you over on my blog, thank you for your visit :D I just love this simple card, I know how they can be tricky to pull off, great job!! I'm such a naughty blogger of late and have been using FaceBook more it is a lot quicker :D x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love the snowflakes and blending of colors on the Merry. Great CAS design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Jane Willis said...

Cutting out those letters must have been a lot of effort but it was totally worth it, your card looks fab

Anne said...

What a stylish card Deb - good luck getting your cards finished!
Thank you for joining us.
"Less is More"

Sue - said...

Great card Deborah! You've got more patience than me cutting out those letters.

Chrissie said...

I'm really tardy in visiting this week Deborah
This is just fabulous stamping, I love that effect!
Super card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Marina said...

Love those shades of green and blue , looks great with the resist effect. Good luck with the Christmas card factory! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Neets B said...

I love this, Deborah. So effective and thank you for explaining how you created it. Last weekend I realised I was 65 cards short (!!!) so have made 50 this week, a few more to make but luckily they are to send locally. Happy crafting!
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Shauna said...

Wow! What a fun card! Your "Merry" is fantastic! Fun snowflakes and beautiful use of color! As always thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Angie Tieman said...

How pretty! I love the bold, outlined letters! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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