Sunday, 25 August 2013

Papertrey Ink Christmas card



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Hello everyone and a very special warm welcome to Sue who is a recent new follower. Today is the Papertrey Ink Blog hop and this time Nichole gave us a number of sketches and colours to make a card with. I chose this one

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and then panicked about what I should do with such a lot of strong colours! I was about to give up when I remembered some advice from the Summer Camp Card Class which is to use colours in small amounts so I came up with this Christmas Card to add to my stash:-



I die cut scalloped circles and used a motif from Peace, Love and Joy around the perimeter in enchanted evening, plum pudding, royal velvet, Hawaiian shores and simply chartreuse. I cut another circle and stamped the warm winter wishes sentiment, embossed it in white and raised it on a pop dot. The large sentiment from Think Big Favorites 21 was stamped in royal velvet and I added a bow from Birthday Style with a Christmas stocking charm suspended on some crochet thread. This panel was impressed with the canvas plate and attached to the base card with a trim of stripey paper which I cut on a diagonal to give an echo of candy cane patterns.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

13 comments:

  1. Hello Carol

    Your card is just amazing, I love the design and vibrant colours, the addition of the little charm is perfection.
    luv
    ir3ne
    xxxx

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  2. Hi Carol this is really lovely love the colours you have used huggles Sue xx

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  3. Absolutely beautiful.Love these colours and the beautiful clean lines.I'm a newish follower and love to see what you've been making.Hugs Debbie x

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  4. So beautiful Carol! I love your customized circle!

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  5. Okay, on MY winner's board, you are at the top, Carol! This is such a stunning and unique Christmas card; so pinning and putting in my CASE folder! I just love these colors for a nontraditional Christmas card and never would have thought of it!!

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  6. Oh, this is so pretty! I love your take on the colour combo and sketch!

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  7. Love the way you used the colors - the IP adds so much subtle texture!

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  8. love this colour combo, such a stylish card.
    Linby x

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  9. Beautiful card - love the design and layout. Love the texture from the impression plate and the finishing touch of the bow and charm is adorable!

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  10. This is just gorgeous. I love how you used the colors, and that little tiny stamp looks perfect as a border. I should remember your rule, too, about just using small amounts of some of the colors.

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  11. fab card Carol, love the colour scheme and that cute little charm! Hope you've enjoyed the bank holiday weekend! ;)

    Vicki x

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  12. This is so cute! I love the charm :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  13. Such a sweet, elegant card. Love it!

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Thanks,
Carol x

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