Sunday, 25 August 2013

Papertrey Ink Christmas card


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


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.

Carol x


  1. Hello Carol

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

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

  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

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

  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!!

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

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

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

  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!

  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.

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

    Vicki x

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

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

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


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Carol x


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