Monday, 14 November 2011

A very blingy Christmas!

I seem to be getting into the swing of Christmas card making at the moment, here's another one today! This one is a bit "out there" with a very different colour scheme and lots of bling! I used this weeks' challenge from Annabelle Stamps - Say it in.....Lime, Black and White.

I couldn't find a piece of lime cardstock that looked right so made my own with a piece of canvas paper and some lime acrylic paint, I even found some ribbon that was a perfect match in my stash. The canvas paper is textured so I was a bit worried that my stamp wouldn't imprint properly, but it turned out OK. I even heat embossed it with some glitter embossing powder.....although you may not be able to see it very well unless you click on the photo to enlarge it. I found some forgotten about black glitter cardstock, I thought it gave a nice elegant look to the card. The card looks much better IRL, I couldn't really capture it properly with my camera.

I also glitter embossed the greeting. Stamps are both by Kaisercraft.


AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

This is gorgeous Lyn, I can picture exactly what it looks like IRL with your description!!
TFS :)

The Other Patti Sue said...

Well aren't you a creative genius making your own paper! Stunning creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle stamps!

Kathi said...

I really love how the black makes the lime just "pop". Great card!

Kylie said...

WOW Lyn,
Your card is amazing!!! LOVED how you made your own paper and what a bonus to find ribbon to match!
Love your tree image too!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

I hope your doing well!!!

Sue W said...

Stunning card Lyn! I know what you mean about trying to capture the shine of glitter on cards........I'm hopeless!!! Perfect ribbon choice too! Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle this week!

Sue said...

Amazing Lyn!! I love that you made your own paper, so clever!! love the design and you have worked this weeks colours brilliantly!!
thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle's this week!
PS- love the new pic!!

Shirley said...

It turned out beautiful and love that ribbon too!