Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Penny Black - Before the Snow - clean and simple Christmas card

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I whipped up a couple of Clean and Simple Christmas cards in non-traditional colours that will be nice and flat for mailing.  Here is my first one in purple:

There isn't much to explain - I think you can see for yourself.  And here is my turquoise one:

The only difference between the two cards (aside from the colour) is that I used pigment ink on the purple card and heat-embossed it with Satin Pearl embossing powder; the ink on the turquoise card is chalk ink and (of course) is not heat-embossed.  Easy peasy!

I wrapped the twine twice around the card and added matching rhinestones to the tree.  The main thing with these sorts of cards is that you stamp everything on straight, ie: if the sentiment is slightly crooked, it really stands out like a sore thumb - and it can be a good idea to use a stamp positioner if you have one so you don't waste your cardstock.


I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Splitcoaststampers - Clean and Simple Challenge CAS145 of Christmas/Winter
Allsorts Challenge blog - Week 130 - One Layer Cards

Thanks for stopping by! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net  


Card Recipe - Turquoise card:

Stamps:  Penny Black - Before the snow 3993K, Sentiment from Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Tree clear set

Ink:  Versamagic Turquoise Gem chalk

Accessories:  Kaisercraft Island Lagoon rhinestones, The Twinery - Carribean twine, Cardstock - white, Stampin' Up corner punch

Card Recipe - Purple card:

Stamps:  Penny Black - Before the snow 3993K wood-mounted rubber, Sentiment from Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Tree clear set

Ink:  Colorbox Heliotrope pigment

Accessories:  Kaisercraft SB705 purple rhinestones, The Twinery - Lilac twine, satin pearl embossing powder, heat-gun, Cardstock - white, Stampin' Up corner punch


jimlynn said...

Absolute perfection! Love it.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo bear, mm that was weird hope nothing is happening on my computer as had a full screen pop-up come up and want to download something as I clicked on comments section - clicked out of it so fast did not look at what it was - bizarre. Anyway - you are busy love the two colour combos and do love both turquoise and purple,
love and God bless, Shaz in oz.x

Sheree said...

Gorgeous!! I really like your design and nontraditional colours fit perfectly!

Jackie said...

Superb cards and colours, the turquoise is my favourite but I love them both :o)
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards Jocelyn and what fabulous colours.

MARY B said...

Lovely clean and simple cards in gorgeous colours, Mary x

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards! I particularly like the purple. CAS is fabulous for Christmas isn't it? - no extra weight and quick too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the elegance of the burst of color on the white card!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, very elegant!
Sarah xx :0)

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous, love the CAS look!

Merry said...

Oh so stunning. Love both colours used.

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