Friday, 28 September 2012

Non-traditional Christmas Card

Those birdies had better get wearing their protective gear as I am back to killing them two at a time again as I double up or even treble up on challenges!!
The monthly card challenge at the Scrapology blog is to make an unconventional Christmas Card and Enfys's challenge on Going Buggy is to make a Christmas Card in non-traditional colours.

I recently purchased the Tim Holtz Limited Edition Summer set of distress inks and thought they would be great to use for both of these challenges - you don't often see raspberry, turquoise blue and lime green on Christmas cards.  I used a Kanban stamp, stamping it it with Versamark ink and embossing with clear powder before sponging over the three colours randomly.  I then cut out the centre panel and mounted the greeting using Pinflair gel in the middle.  I finished it off with some hot pink organza ribbon and pearls.

I am also entering this card into Penny Black & More at Allsorts, their September challenge is Early Christmas Makes and this is also my card for week 25 of the 52 cards challenge using this sketch.


  1. Gorgeous card!!! That must be one huge stamp! Colours are great too, who says Christmas has to be all red and green?

  2. It's very pretty Karen! Looks kind of iridescent with all the shine of the embossing powder ... great idea to use those colours!

  3. Well done Karen, thanks for entering our challenge and being first too.

    Lynn x

  4. the summer ink colours look very pretty on this christmas card and i love the cut out and pink ribbon! thank you so much for sharing your lovely card with us at penny black and more this month.

  5. Now that is a Lovely card Karen!
    Well done! :)

  6. Great card Karen, thanks for entering our challenge at Scrapology x

  7. It really isn't very nice to kill birdies Karen... Gorgoeus card, I love that you used those colours for it and the embossing is fantastic, love it!! :)

  8. Great resist stamping Karen, like the idea of the alternative colours for a Christmas card. And you're right that raspberry ink pad is a gorgeous colour.

    Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

  9. Fab colour choice Karen, it looks stunning. Thank you for entering the Going Buggy challenge this month, and good luck


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Karen xx

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