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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Non-traditional Christmas card

This has GOT to be one of most edited cards I've ever done.  It started out with nativity scenes, colored with Copics and mounted on scalloped circles on a b/w card.  This is what I ended up with.

Yeah.  A bit different than the start with lots of changes in the middle.  I like it though- not your traditional red and green.  I put a layer of black behind one side of the ornaments to play up the "shadow" even though they're pop-dotted and tie in some more similarity with the black paper layers in the background and on the sentiment.  I also clear-embossed the ornaments with 3 layers of EP to give them a bit of gloss and more depth.

Ingredients:
Stamps: Antique Background, Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays: Stampin' Up
Paper: Whisper White, Brocade Blue: Stampin' Up  Black: Michaels
Ink: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black: Stampin Up
Misc: Clear EP: JoAnn's  Pearls, Silver cord

Challenges:
Winter Wonderland: Swirls & Pearls
Pixie Dust Studios: #78: Let's Cool Down
Top Tip Tuesday: #38: Open Challenge
Sweet Stamps: #19: Embossing
A La Card Monkey: #60

10 comments:

  1. wow this card is absolutely gorgeous.
    Francy

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  2. This is lovely, I like the colour combo very much. Beautifully created. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  3. Beautiful take on the sketch, I also was thinking this sketch would make a great Christmas card. Love the colors too! Thank so much for having fun with this challenge with us at A La Card Monkey!!

    Hugs
    Shirley

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  4. Love the embossing and your use of the sketch! Thanks for playing with us.

    Terry
    A La Card Monkey

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  5. Wow, I love this, really stylish, Thanks for joining our Open Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx (TTT DT)

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  6. Something different! I love the blues!

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  7. This is simply a loverly addition to our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday, I love the creativity! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
    HUGS
    Tammy Louise

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  8. I love using blue for holiday cards. So unexpected! Love what you've done!

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  9. Beautiful card - LOVE the colour.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'Open Challenge' this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)
    Good Luck.

    Carol x

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