Saturday, 15 November 2008

Another Christmas card!

I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to making Christmas cards! I hate mass producing the same card so I've been doing some sketch/technique challenges to slowly build up my stash for this year. This card is made from a card sketch over at my friend Sandie's blog. The sketch was for a landscape card, but I've turned it around to make a portrait card, and Sandie requested that we use lots of bling!




Can you believe I've only used that one little Hero Arts greeting stamp?? The trees are made from corrugated card, I used Slick white glossy Kindy Glitz sprinkled with glitter for the snow, the trunks are just scraps of brown cardstock. The star is white cardstock inked up with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and covered in Crystallina Kindy Glitz for bling! The swirly bit at the bottom of the card is a cuttlebugged piece, trimmed, and I highlighted the swirls with the Spiced Marmalade ink. I also used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink to just add a little grunge around the edges of the greeting circle, the Patterned Paper and the cardstock. Kaiser rhinestone gems are added for some more bling!

This is not your normal colour combination for Christmas, but I like how it turned out.Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Carole said...

oh great; I'm first! Love your Chrissy card Lyn. This is great; using the corrugated card and all and then the CB layer like you did. Love it!

Vicky said...

Loving all the different textures Lyn, so pretty :)

fishlips said...

Wow oh WOW Lin I'm so speechless This card is so so perfect and I love it all everything...Your talents amazes me....

Shar said...

What a great idea! Love the crinkled Christmas trees! Awesome colors too!

Michelle Ramlochan said...

This card is so prety to look at...I think all the textures used is what makes it hard to look away from it... :)

cadnileb said...

Love the texture of this card! :-) And love that you used some less traditional colors as well! Very cute!

Lisa Graves said...

Wonderful card! I love all the different textures.

Sandie said...

Wow Lyn. You clever girl. This looks fantastic. Luv all the different textures to it.

Thanks so much for joining in my sketch challenge.

Everyonen is welcome to join in.

Luv Sandie

Kathi said...

Very cool. I really like the color combo and all the bling you used. It's a great card!

Ann said...

Lyn, I love this! Great texture, and the "snow" is fabulous! :D

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Dianne said...

The corrugated trees are perfect..especially with the touch of snow on them...great card!

Beth said...

Lyn this is such a cute card love how you did the tress and the cuttlebug cut out

virginia said...

OOOOh so pretty, love the snow on the trees.

Shirley said...

What a spectacular card! I love how creative the trees and the ground is~!

Marnie said...

Lovely your trees are perfect!