Saturday, 14 July 2018

Christmas in July

I was drawing a creative blank, so  had a look at some challenges. I headed over to  Stamp Ink Paper, a Chistmas In July theme, hmmm now over to Freshly Made Sketches for a hint of what my next DSP design could be, was in luck, this weeks sketch was just perfect!

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that the side strip would be DSP...... but what to choose? I looked around my desk and sitting there was Blended Seasons stamp set, just calling to be opened for the first time.... I looked a the stamps, and I had it - a Christmas in July card with Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, here's what I was inspired to create:

I coloured the stamped image with Stampin' Blends, I love the depth of colour and shadows that can be created with these - I did this on a layer of Whisper White the same size as the card front so that inside of the card is clean and white. Then I gold embossed the sentiment on Basic Black Card stock.

For a added touch of bling I wrapped Gold Metallic Thread around the edge of the DSP strip layer several times, then adhered the layer to the card base, adding a final touch of metallic pearls.

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  1. Beautiful, I love it, simple but so classy. Just a great Christmas card.

    1. Thanks Shirlie, I really wanted to use the tartan DSP, it came up a treat with this new limited edition set :)

  2. Love this card. clean and simple, just my style. So elegant. Thanks again for sharing.

    1. CAS doesn't come naturally to me Pam, I must say I do love all the "white" space on this design

  3. The gold thread is the perfect finishing touch to this elegant Christmas card! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. I love your holiday card for this sketch, Sue!

  5. Love this card! I'm a big fan of plaid for Christmas projects so I love that your vertical strip is a fun and festive one. The gold cord adds some beautiful contrast and your colored holly is quintessential Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Fantastic job on the sketch - perfect choices!

  7. Stunningly simple! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!


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