Wednesday 17 July 2013

Traditional Christmas

     There's something a little odd about making Christmas Cards when it's 30 degrees outside, at least I didn't need my heatgun for this one!
    Traditional colours are the challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown this week so that's where I started. Dark Brown, Cream, Dark Green and Deep Red are the only colours to be used, a little gold is allowed which is good as I needed a little shine lift.
    The stamp image is from Stampendous - Snowy Postcard, stamped on cream watercolour paper in Archival Coffee and edged with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs.
    The holly is die cut using a Spellbinder die - Little Leaf Sets. I have edged the leaves with a tiny touch of gold, they looked so flat without it, the berries are tiny red gems. The image is mounted on deep red paper, then cream before being stuck to a dark green paper that has been embossed with holly leaves down the left side.
    It looked alright but it needed a lift, so I have die cut the sentiment from satin gold card using a Britannia die and mounted it on thin foam pads.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Christmas Outdoors


  1. Lovely traditional image and the colours are so right

  2. This is just gorgeous! LOVE the fabulous image--it's so elegant! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  3. Lovely card Rocky, I don't think it needs anything, after all I am more of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  4. Gorgeous Rocky! Just the right mix of everything as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  5. The vintage elegance of the snowy scene on the postcard is terrific. Excellent job all around! :) Thanks for sharing your card in this week's color challenge at 52{C}CT!

  6. Fabulously elegant and traditional, great use of the colours. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  7. Lovely Christmas card - great details. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week. Judy

  8. Beautifully vintage! I do like the image and the pretty holly to frame it! Sorry to be so late commenting! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!


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