Tuesday 6 December 2016

Clean, simple Christmas ...

.... Good afternoon! I actually feel like it's early evening as I've been up since 4.00am this morning! It's really dull and grey today, so I decided to have a play with the current challenge at Less is More - LIM#305 where they want us to use one or more of the primary colours - RED, BLUE AND YELLOW. I used all the primary colours on my card. I'm back on the Christmas card theme and here's my card:

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

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Twinkle Trees; Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold & Greetings, Sentimental Winter
Inks: SU - Real Read, Ballet Blue, Yoyo Yellow, Crumb Cake; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Crumb Cake; Spectrum Noir - Sparkle Brush Clear

I must apologise for the quality of the photo - it's so dark here that even with my daylight bulb, the white looks a bit grey!!

This is a simple one layer card. I started by stamping the greeting - love the blue (shame its discontinued) to act as a ground for the tree. I stamped trunk in a neutral kraft then added lots of decorations - red tinsel, and yellow and blue lights. I also added lots of sparkle with a clear Spectrum Noir brush - I traced over the word "greetings" and over the tinsel and star. On the inside I cut a mat layer of kraft design paper and added a continuation of the greeting along with piles of "lights" in the corners of the white card.

Christmas Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsChristmas Greetings sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

The cue word over at Just Us Girls - JUGS#372 is CHRISTMAS TREE so I'm submitting this card there and I'm also playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog - CCCB#341 where they want to see Christmas trees too.

That's all for today - I really do have to get on with some ironing - the pile is going to fall over soon!



Stella said...

I love love love your whimsical tree. Such a fab and colourful take on the theme. WOW! So good to see you again at CCCB Deborah; thank so much for playing along!

Nancy said...

Love the way you incorporated the yellow to make the tree appear to be glowing. Super job! So happy to have you join us this week at Just Us Girls!

Susan said...

Perfect use of the primary colors. Your yellow really makes the tree decorations come alive. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Esther said...

Fabulously clean and contemporary! I love the ink choices which give a really bright, vibrant look. Wow, a 4 a.m. start? Poor you! Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW, fantastic detail Debs, love the bold and striking sentiment with the fabulous tree behind. Great use of those primary colours and thanks as always for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

Ros Crawford said...

A gorgeous card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun tree - way to get those colors in too. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Neets B said...

Great use of our challenge colours and I love the combination of stamps you chose here. Wonderful stamping.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
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