Sunday, 5 July 2015

Simply Besotted 'Most Wonderful' Masculine Christmas card



Hello everyone, and welcome to another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges where we have a very non traditional colour scheme for you


I must confess to being very challenged with this colour line up for a Christmas card, but then I realised that this is one of my favorite colour schemes for masculine cards and we have  some male only households that we send Christmas cards too, so I came up with this card:-



The sentiment came from the 'Most Wonderful' stamp set from Clearly Besotted and I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then clear embossed it onto some dotted vellum, before die cutting it with a fishtail die from MFT Blueprints 24. I stuck this to another die cut from the same set and layered it up onto a pale grey card base. I cut the trees with a PTI die and added them to the bottom of the panel and added a couple of strips of black card to help the panel pop. I finished it off with a border of dashed lines and a tiny red star which is coated with WOS glitter and glossy accents.

Why not pop over to the Christmas Card Challenge Blog and see what my team mates have to show you, and join in with us this week. Remember that it is not necessary to follow our theme and you can enter any kind of Christmas card into the challenge. The challenge will be running for two weeks this time so you will have lots of time to play.

Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x

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17 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, thanks for becoming my newest follower. I will be giving a welcome shoutout with a link to your blog, on my next post. Loving this amazing masculine card. I would be challenged with these colors, but you did something wonderful with the inking & embossing on the patterned vellum. Something else I am challenged to use. The few times I've tried, results were not successful. Love the silvery look and the shimmer of the vellum. The dark tree silhouette border was a pretty detail that added a lot of visual impact as well. TFS & Have a great upcoming week. Hugs

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  2. Oh Carol!! This is stunning!! I love the black embossing on the white polka dot vellum. It really makes a statement!! The addition of the red star is perfect!! This is such a lovely card!! Have a great night!!

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  3. Such a pretty card. Love how you did the sentiment and the bit of red is perfect.

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  4. Lovely card. The little pop of red with the star is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday Challenges this week.
    -Mari K.
    Kitty Bee DT

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  5. Wonderful Christmas card Carol.....as you say great for a male too. Love your layout and design and the pp of red with the star...perfect!

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  6. beautiful design, so nice to see Christmas cards :) love it!!

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  7. Lovely card, and you are right, it is a perfect masculine Christmas card.

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  8. Lovely card, and you are right, it is a perfect masculine Christmas card.

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  9. Wonderful Christmas card-love your design and color choice! Thanks for joining us at Aloha Friday Christmas Challenges this week.

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  10. Such a beautiful monochromatic card! Love the clean feel and the pop of red from the star. I love the layout design too! Think I might CAS this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Carol, this is a beautiful card. The colour choice is very striking and stylish, particularly with that lovely embossing...
    Sue..xxx

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  12. You worked magic with the colors in the challenge! This is such a beautiful card! I love your trees, and the sentiment on the dotted fishtail banner!

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  13. Love your card....fabulous sentiment and love your wonderful style too.

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  14. Gorgeous....love the embossing & the fab layout. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    Dt

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  15. Oh - I love the monochromatic design and the stamp sentiment is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Kitty Bee Designs!

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  16. Awesome Christmas card! I love the dies and the embossing! Thanks for sharing it with us at Kitty Bee's Aloha Friday Challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

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  17. great card, love how you have created the sentiment. Gail xx

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