Hello everyone, I'm here with a couple of cards today, they form my DT project for this month at Sundays With Crissy. This time, we'd like to see a Christmas card in non-traditional colours, so any colour other than red or green. I've used a tiny bit of red and green in my colouring, but there wasn't really any other colour I can do berries and holly.
I chose to make a non-traditional blue, white & silver card and a pink, white & silver one, using Crissy's image Leap of Joy in both - being a digi I was able to print the gorgeous reindeer at 2 different sizes. Colouring was done with copics, and I over-coloured with pencils to modify the shades and also add a little texture to the reindeer, as the colouring was too smooth with just the copics. In both cases I cut the image out with a nestie shape using the 'outside the box' technique so that the hind feet overhang the nestie.
The blue card measures 15x15cm and is made using a piece of very shiny foiled Kanban cardstock in blue and silver, to which I added a square doily and a wide strip of blue and silver Christmas ribbon. Although it looks as if the background is uncoloured, it's actually a pale blue. A white poinsettia made with Marianne dies and a foiled 'With Love' sentiment finish it off.
|Cardstock is really very shiny and reflective!|
The pink card is a book-fold C6 size, and made using paper from the very first designer paper pack I ever bought (5 years ago and still going strong....it was a BIG Papermania pack!). The ribbon is a nice shiny silver one, and I made another white poinsettia to embellish. I finished it off with a Papermania sentiment, stamped in grey.
|I bet those carefully shaped poinsettia petals will get flattened in the post!|
I'd like to enter these 2 cards in these challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge - Ribbon
ABC DT Challenge - Christmas card challenge
Cardmakin Mamas - Cut it out (nestie shapes round the images, and poinsettia die cuts)
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo (punch/dies - flowers - ribbon)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
And I'd like to enter the blue card only in these challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
Secret Crafter - Flowers ribbon lace
Truly Scrumptious - Bingo time (lace - flowers - ribbon)
I hope you like my cards. The SWC Design Team upload their projects every few days, so keep checking out the challenge blog to see more non-traditional Christmas colours. You have till the end of the month to enter and be in with a chance to win 5 of Crissy's images.