Sunday, 2 August 2015

Papertrey Ink Rustic Wreath Christmas card




Hello everyone,

Thank you if you joined in with the Christmas Card Challenge last week. Our theme was 'anything goes' and we had lots of great entries. Someone told me there are only 17 Saturdays left until Christmas, which is a very scary thought, so why not join in with us this week. You'll be so pleased when you see your card pile grow and you won't be in a panic come the Christmas rush. Our challenge for this week is a colour one and the palette is full of beautiful pastel colours, while the shell inspiration photo has a lovely sheen to it.



This is what I came up with 




I first stamped the background hearts with Papertrey Ink Background Basics Hearts in a pale pink colour. I then cut a square of vellum and heat embossed the PTI Rustic Wreath image in white, before colouring the leaves in a variety of pastel colours. I glued this onto the heart background and then die cut a stitched frame to hide the glue that could be seen through the vellum. This panel was placed onto a shimmery pink mat and then raised onto the shaped card base with foam tape. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the base card and die cut the Merry Christmas twice from two colours of card to give a shadow effect.



I finished it off by adding some glaze to the leaves and scattering a few little hearts around the card.
I wasn't at all sure about these colours for a Christmas card but I really like how it turned out.

Why not go over to the Christmas Card Challenge blog to see some more inspiration cards from the Design Team. Remember that the theme is for inspiration only and you can enter any kind of Christmas card into the challenge, if you like.


Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs
Carol x

12 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Carol, love the soft pastel colours. Carol x

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  2. This is lovely. I like the soft pastel colors you chose to use on this. I also love the vellum with the stitched frame. Beautiful card.

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  3. Such a pretty card Carol, love the gorgeous modern colours you have chosen here and the glazed leaves look fabulous on the vellum. Great job xx

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  4. Oh Carol this is such a pretty card the colours are so soft it's really lovely huggles Sue xx

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  5. Only 17 Saturdays? That is crazy. I love your card and you really rocked the color challenge. So soft and pretty.

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  6. Ohh !! I love the soft colors!! So very pretty!!:)

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  7. WOW!!! So beautiful and pretty! LOVE your card and the Lovely colors!

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  8. Hi Carol, thank you for leaving your kind comment..
    This is such a beautiful delicate looking card, love these colors and details.
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. It's gorgeous! Always love to see vellum on cards, since it adds so much depth. The wreath is so pretty done this way, and the colored leaves sparkle like tiny jewels. The white embossing shows up so nicely too. Brilliant idea to hide the glue with the frame, as it also added even more depth to the card. And simply love the bold layers of the die sentiment. TFS & Hugs

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  10. Gorgeous card...love all those beautiful pastels!

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  11. This is absolutely beautiful!! LOVE the soft colors and shimmer on your design!! :) Brilliant Christmas card!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous! Oh this is so soft and elegant! No way only 17 more Saturdays till Christmas...... it will be here before we know it

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Carol x

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