Monday, December 2, 2013

Holly Christmas Card

This fortnight's theme over at the Creative Cutting Challenge is "Christmas Cards".  Perfect timing as I really needed to get going on mine.  If you create with SVG (or similar) files, I hope you'll join in the Challenge.

And now the details on this old fashioned country-style card.  The inspiration for this card was on my Pinterest board and just happened to be a card done by one of my former DT members, Bonnie.
I used white pigment ink and stamped (Inkadinkado "Holiday Images") the sentiment on a square piece of black cardstock  (to create a faux chalkboard look) and then backed it with red cardstock.  The red paper was distressed on the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I used my Holly SVG file, cut it from scraps of greens, red and black cardstock, shaded and highlighted the leaves and berries (with Distress Marker and a white gel pen), and then added it to the corner of the sentiment square.  Under this is a banner cut from scrap Christmas paper and the card base is from Graphic 45 (Christmas Past).  A green checked gingham ribbon was added and below that a piece of vintage lace, antiqued with Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  Finally, I used alcohol ink (cranberry) to color the three pearls and attached them to the paper after distressing all around the card edges with Vintage Photo DI.

Don't forget to check out all the great Design Team Christmas inspiration over at CREATIVE CUTTING CHALLENGE.  If you are an electronic cutter who uses SVG or similar files, I hope you'll join in the challenge....we want to see your creations and you just might become a winner!
Entered into the following Challenges:
SUGAR CREEK HOLLOW #75 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS
ALBC--CHRISTMAS CHEER
COUNTRY VIEW CHALLENGES--NEARLY CHRISTMAS
SIMON SAYS STAMP WED.--ANYTHING GOES
CRAFT-ROOM CHALLENGE--VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

11 comments:

Zoe Sanderson said...

Lovely traditional card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hei, lovely creation. Beautiful design.
Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge,-))m

Cathi ONeill said...

Great card, love the chalboard sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Beverley said...

Beautiful & so festive. Hugs Bev x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :) the whole design of this is fabulous and I love the chalkboard :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Cec said...

Lovely card with that vintage lace and very vintage looking patterned paper. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is a cool card! Oh just love that stamp too. The holly fits so well for the card.

hazel said...

Thank you foe sharing your lovely card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

otomys said...

Gorgeous card and your chalkboard sentiment is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

Jacqui Chimes said...

Gorgeous card and colours. Thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this month. Jacqui

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous and colourful Christmas Card - thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts for our current challenge.