Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Another Christmas In July- A Non-Traditional Color Combo :-)

Hi Stampers! 

I am still working on trying to master the Clean and Simple style (as most of you know this is a style that is very difficult for me- I always want to distress or sponge something- lol!! :-) 

I thought the CAS Colours and Sketches #83 Challenge would be perfect for a different color combo for Christmas and this is one of my designs for the SplitcoaststampersCCC14 Christmas Card Challenge.    

I hope you will have time to check out the both challenge sites for so much inspiration!!

I decided to incorporate My Digital Studio (MDS) with traditional card making techniques and our new Stampin’ Blendabilities™ for this CAS card- I love how the Stampin’ Blendabilities™ work so well with printed MDS images :-)

To create this card:

Open a blank document in My Digital Studio (MDS), position the skate image from Winter Memories and the sentiment from More Merry Messages and print out onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Color the skate image using the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Light Marker (for the blades, heel and laces) and Stampin’ Write markers- Mossy Meadow for the holly, Perfect Plum for the berries and Elegant Eggplant for the ribbon.  Add a few highlights to the berries using the Chalk Marker.

Carefully cut out the image and attach using Stampin’  Dimensionals® to a Whisper White cardstock circle punched using the 2 ½” Circle (layered onto another split 2 ½” Circle from Elegant Eggplant cardstock split to reveal a small border).   

 **** Shhh- here is my secret!  Ideally you could just punch out the image and layer but I accidentally went outside of the lines on the blade image when I was coloring with the Smoky Slate Blendabilities™ marker, so to salvage the image, I decided to fussy-cut.... I would recommend staying within the lines- duh!!  :-) *****
Layer a strip of Elegant Eggplant to the edge of a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock, adhere a piece of Perfect Plum Designer Series Paper with a scrap strip of Elegant Eggplant onto the Mossy Meadow layer and add the Whisper White piece onto the top. 
Trim the layered panel to 4” x 5 ¼”, mount onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhere to the Whisper White card base.

Add the skate image circle to the card front along with the sentiment layer (banner points were created using the Hexagon Punch and layer onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant, also punching points using the Hexagon Punch).

Adhere the Perfect Plum button with Natural Linen Thread to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Winter Memories, More Merry Messages  (MDS versions)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Blendabilities™- Smoky Slate Collection (Light marker), Stampin’ Write Markers- Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Mossy Meadow, Perfect Plum DSP (retired Hostess Level I pack)

Accessories: Punches- 2 ½” Circle, Hexagon, Natural Linen Thread, retired Subtles button

Thanks again for visiting- I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!


Louise van Vuren said...

This is wonderfully different, love this colour palette for Christmas,and I think you hit the CAS button here. Thanks for playing along at CC&S, hope to see you back again soon

Louise xx

Pat said...

Love this card!

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