Saturday, 28 January 2017

Warm Winter Wishes ....

.... Good morning! Winter's back! We had some snow yesterday - not a lot, but it was quite cold and it gave me an idea for a Christmas card:

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Fresh Brew; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas, Stunning Snowflakes
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso; Distress - Tumbled Glass
Dies: Sizzix - Coffee Cup
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Early Espresso; SU Punch; Copics; Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear

I got the idea for the card from this week's Merry Monday Challenge - MM#232 where they have a fun inspiration photo. I made the base from dark brown card. I cut a panel of cream card slightly smaller and embossed it with coffee cups, rounded the corners and lightly inked the edges. I adhered it flat to the card. Next I stamped the cup coffee on a cream tag. I did two more copies - one on white card where I coloured the cup band and added a logo, and one on cream which I die cut out. I randomly stamped some snowflakes on the tag, and then adhered the cup and band. I finished the tag by edging it with a brown marker and adding a ribbon. I finished off with a fun greeting. On the inside I cut another panel of cream card, stamped a Christmas greeting and added a few more snowflakes.

Warm Winter Wishes inside  - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsWarm Winter Wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

We're half-way through our colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT#02 to use AQUA, BROWN AND CREAM. I decided that these colours worked perfectly for this card. You've still got plenty of time to join in with us - deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 3rd February, that's 7.00pm EDT.

I'm also submitting the card to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - SSWC2501 where the theme is ANYTHING GOES.

That's all for now - I'm planning to spend the day in my craft room. Not sure whether it's going to be cards, art journal or, perhaps, some tidying up! Jonathan is off to a photo shoot and Kat is planning to chill - it was tough last week with her finals. Have a good weekend, see you soon!



Andreja L. said...

Another one beautiful festive card :-)) Great job!
Hugs, Andreja

Virginia L. said...

Love the color combo that you did, Deborah. The dry-embossed details really add such great textures! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

EK Gorman said...

This card is so much fun. I love all the different elements and how well they all play together.

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

What a neat image and so perfect for our challenge this week! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Melissa said...

What a great idea for a card!! I enjoyed the CCT color challenge this month & it works perfect for your cards here, too!

Karen Dunbrook said...

great card....would be perfect along with a gift card for anyone who loves coffee!
TFS and Happy Stamping.
xx Karen

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