Sunday, 17 January 2016

Shades of Orange Christmas

I made this card for the current 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown 'Shades of Orange' challenge.   I am also entering it into the ABC Christmas Challenge 'A is for Anything Goes' challenge, Becky's Place January Challenge and the snippets challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Card blank: 7" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Woodware 'Christmas Bubble Tree'
Embossing: Stamps Away clear embossing powder
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Colouring: Bruynzeel coloured pencils
Other: Glossy Accents
Snippets: Orange mirri and white card, orange paper

I stamped and embossed the Christmas tree and sentiment onto white card.  This was trimmed, layered onto orange mirri card and attached to the card front.  I paper pieced the tree trunk using a snippet of orange paper.  The baubles were coloured with various shades of orange coloured pencils and finished with Glossy Accents.

Kath x


Kajcyika said...

Kath, really lovely card! I love how you used the colors of our challenge. Great CAS creation! :)
Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT, hope you will join us again :) Kaja

Bonnie said...

I love this bubble tree, Kath! It always makes me smile!

Barb said...

A lovely card Kath. I really like the bubble stamps. Barbxx

Sue said...

I love this one Kath. So nice to see something for Christmas that isn't int he usual gold, red or green colours.

Hope you've had a lovely weekend. Sue

Kathleen said...

Oh, I love this one too, I have always fancied doing a CC in orange and this image looks stunning in orange, I have this stamp set but haven't used it for ages, don't worry I won't use it, if I get the chance to enter this challenge.

Kath x

brenda said...

A really striking card Kath, perfect colours that really jump from the page.

B x

Cathy said...

Love these colours for christmas, gorgeous card, Cathy x

Paper Lily Leaf said...

This is fantastic, Kath! Your bubble tree looks amazing in those colours. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

meg said...

Great use of the challenge colours Kath I used to try and enter the 52CCT challenge every week and when I saw the challenge on Saturday decided it wasn't for me. Your card is stunning and the CAS style so effective.

Deborah Frings said...

One of my favourite Christmas trees and it looks wonderful in shades of orange. Great clean and simple layout too. Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Sarn said...

LOVE the look of this card xxx

Di said...

Fabulous Kath - one of my favourite stamp sets and (like Kath) not been used here for ages. Clever idea to colour and then use Glossy Accents. I also use the sentiment quite a bit for other Christmas cards - I like the long flowing script :)


Di xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Kath & I love the shine :o)
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Fab card love the colours too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)

Zw@@n said...

Love, love this!!!! The colours are gorgeous and I really like that tree stamp. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Beccy said...

I love the modern, funky Christmas tree image you used Kath, how cool is that?! The shades of orange, a colour which I don't used very often, look wonderful with this design. I think the CAS style was a perfect choice.

cotnob said...

A stunning card Kath, such a fabulous design.

Julie said...

Beautiful card and great use of orange. Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
Julie T

Mrs A. said...

Another super non standard coloured Christmas card. I do like this tree! hugs Mrs A.

KandA said...

Really love this one Kath. Those colours are super and that Woodware stamp is definitely going on my wish list xx

Nancy Soetaert said...

So lovely your Christmas tree, great stamp end lovely coloring!