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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

merry christmas

Well today I have a Christmas offering for you. I can hear some of you groan, but if i don't start early I will never get them finished. I barely manage anyway andIi always start early.


This Christmas sentiment from IndigoBlu is one of my all time favourite sentiments. I always feel it doesn't need much doing to it as it makes quite a statement all by itself.
For this card i decided to use Kraft card and ivory for contrast. So I stamped sentiment in versamark and embossed in ivory. I cut it out with a spellbinders die. I coloured the berries on holly, the ribbon, tiny leaves and the flowers on 'M' and 'C' with gold wink of Stella for some subtle bling.


I matted outer piece on ivory card, leaving a border all around, and stuck the middle layer on foam pads to add dimension. I matted it all again on craft card and attached to A5 sized ivory base card.


I then cut several layers fro the poinsettia die (spellbinders) in ivory and one large one in antique gold card. I layered them down and stuck to corner as shown. The centre part is achieved by dropping gold seed beads onto glossy accents. I embellished it further with some pearl swirls from Creative expressions. 


In the opposite corner I added a small holly accent again spellbinders die which i inked with gold wink of Stella. The card was finished by adding some pearls to the corners.

I hope you like my creation, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

IndigoBlu - Christmas in July
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - anything goes
TTCRD - anything goes


28 comments:

  1. lovely card Theresa... For the first time in years I haven't made a start on mine x

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    1. well i've only made a few. there will still be the mad rush in december xx

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  2. Beautiful Theresa. I haven't started yet :( xx

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    1. you are a busy lady but i know you will manage xx

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  3. Gorgeous Theresa, very elegant xx

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  4. Gorgeous Card. Like the tip about the seed beads stuck with the glossy accents x

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  5. This is gorgeous .... I love the colour combination, so different from the traditional red and green. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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    1. i'm really into kraft card at the moment. and i love it themed with white or ivory xx

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  6. Lovely card, Theresa, very elegant

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  7. This is gorgeous, love the design and it is so elegant.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  8. Thanks for this lovely entry in the IndigoBlu Challenge and good luck
    P xx

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  9. Beautiful card, so elegant and sophisticated. Good luck for the challenges

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  10. I'm in awe that you manage to do this whilst working ...impressive my lovely xx

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  11. Wow this is gorgeous ! Thanks for joining in over at fan-tastic Tuesday x

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  12. Gorgeous card Theresa, so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  13. Hi Theresa, beautiful card, this is one of my favourite colourways. It's laid out beautifully too. Thank you for joining us at Indigoblu this month, good luck.
    Nikki K. xx

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    1. thanks Nikki and i'm so chuffed i made the top 3 with this xx

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  14. Ohh that is gorgeous! Love the dies you have used

    Thanks for entering the IndigoBlu Challenge
    Clare

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  15. Kraft and white always looks so good! Love this. Thank you for joining us at IndigoBlu. Jenny x

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