Friday, 19 February 2016

Blue, Cream and Gold Christmas

The current 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge is 'Blue, Cream and Gold'.  These aren't colours I would normally use for a Christmas card, but this card is similar to a card I made before Christmas and I prefer these colours to the ones I originally used!  I'm entering the ABC Christmas Challenge 'D for Don't Overdo It' and Winter Wonderland 'Keep it Simple' challenges as well as over to the playground to see Sarn at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 6" x 4" cream hammer tent fold
Dies: Memory Box 'Grand Merry Christmas' and 'Mini Holly Leaves', Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites 'Garden Weave', Creative Dies 'Nesting Poinsettia' (magazine freebie)
Embossing: Kars tan embossing mat
Snippets: Cream hammer card, gold mirri card and blue pearl card

I die cut 'Merry Christmas' from blue pearl card, trimmed it to slightly smaller than the card blank and then added double sided tape to the rear before attaching it to the card blank.  I die cut the letters from gold mirri card and inlaid them.  The 'Garden Weave' was die cut and embossed from cream hammer card and attached to the upper corner.  I die cut and embossed the outer poinsettia leaves from gold mirri card and three smaller leaves from blue pearl card.  The leaves were shaped before being glued together and attached to the card front.  The poinsettia flowers were die cut from gold mirri card using the 'Mini Holly Leaves' dies and were attached them to the centre of the poinsettia.

Kath x

15 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning. Love all about this card.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Valerija xx

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  2. Stunning! What a gorgeous, elegant card! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

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  3. Beautiful elegant CAS card Kath the colours are great together

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  4. This is a lovely card Kath. Very elegant. Barbxx

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  5. lovely card Kath, love the die used and colours are gorgeous.xxx
    {aNNie}

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  6. Hi Kath . . . well I just LOVE this colour combo. It's a super card. Thanks for coming over to the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND with it. Still some fun to be had in the Treehouse, cuz Brenda and Viv are in charge up there!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. Just beautiful. I like everything about it. x

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  8. Hi Kath, That's so smart.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

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  9. c'est une très jolie et élégante carte Kath, sobre et chic, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  10. A gorgeous card Kath, the blue and gold go so well together and your embossed corner is the perfect background for your Poinsettia.
    Pauline
    x

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  11. Very classy christmas card Kath and those colours work wonderfully together xx

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  12. This is so beautiful I love it!
    Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :) xx Kaja

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  13. This is a beautiful Christmas card, Kath!

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  14. This is a beautiful Christmas card, Kath!

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  15. Very beautiful and elegant, Kath, a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge...good luck!
    Dorte x

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