Friday 9 December 2016

Colour of 2017 ....

.... Morning! It's really cold and crisp here today. And that's okay as I've been in my craft room making more Christmas cards! I made today's card in honour of the Pantone colour of 2017 - Greenery. I love all shades of green and this one makes me very happy! Here's my card - you might recognise this snowflake:

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

Stamps: Uniko - Simply Said II, Most Wonderful; Stampin' Up! - Twinkle Trees
Inks: SU - Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Gable Green, Green Galore, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Pistachio Pudding
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Folk Art Snowflake
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pistachio Pudding; Green Glitter Paper

To make this card I die cut the snowflake from some white card. I removed the snowflake and used the negative space as a mask. I created a bokeh background using many shades of green, some of them sadly discontinued. I removed the mask, cut the panel to size and then adhered the white die cut snowflake over the green background. I added a simple greeting in one corner and then layered the panel on some pale green glitter paper and attached the whole lot to the card base. On the inside I cut a mat layer of pale green card and on the white panel stamped a greeting and added more bokeh greenery!

Season's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this card to Addicted to Stamps and More! - ATSM#223 where the theme is HOLIDAY. I'm also playing along with AAA Cards - AAA#79 where they would like to see a CAS Christmas card. Finally, I'm submitting this to CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC#162 where they want to see SNOWFLAKES and GLITTER. I think this card brings the number of cards in my Christmas stash to 108 which is good, as I need to write the cards this weekend and get them in the post. Some have many miles to travel before they reach their destination! That's all for today. Keep warm and be safe.



Charmaine Stack said...

I love this clever use of the die cut, Deborah! I just heard on the radio about the Pantone slection for 2017 and here you are already at the fore of fashion. Well done! Such a pretty card, too.

sandie said...

Stoning design, adore the use of the negative die. Thanks for joining AAA

Bobby said...

That background showing through the snowflake is gorgeous, Deborah, and finishing the inside with more of the bokeh makes the card extra special. I'm glad you shared this with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Aileen said...

Stunning background showing through that die cut area. Truly amazing.

cm said...

WOW! Pantone perfection here with your beautiful snowflake! Gorgeous! So thrilled you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!

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