Sunday, 8 March 2015

Turquoise Christmas

I have made another Christmas card this weekend, along with planting seeds and preparing allotment beds. So here is my card:
I wanted to enter this into a 'Make your own background' challenge, but did not want to use stamps or inks as is typical (and as I usually do if I am making my own background). So instead I used a metallic purple base card, embossed and trimmed the opening edge, and die cut a snowflake and poinsettia. Then I added turquoise glitter card behind to emphasise the effects, and used a Sizzix edging die to create a patterned glitter edge. Finally I used a decoupage sheet for the Christmas Tree topper, which I had in my stash for a few years.
Here is the background on its own:
This was created for the mod squad Make a Background challenge.

I also decorated the inside of the card in the Turquoise and Purple card:
For this I covered the inner flap with an aquamarine/turquoise paper, and added the die-cut snowflake from the card base. Then the sentiment was layered onto purple swirl patterned paper on glitter turquoise.

This card is being entered into:
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
completely christmas Suitable for a male
613 Avenue Create #114 Aquamarine
Glitter n Sparkle 127 Decorate inside and outside of card
jingle belles A very vibrant christmas - picture

abc christmas E for edging die
crafting by designs Anything Goes

7 comments:

  1. Great use of the vibrant colors ... love the glittery sparkle ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

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  2. what a cool and clever way to make a 100% unique and personalized background! LOVE IT! thanks for sharing happy happy holiday card with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  3. Very neat card and different colours. Love the look and shine to it

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  4. Pretty card. Thanks for joining us The Mod Squad Challenge.

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  5. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 53 with your lovely crafting - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  6. What lovely Card. Thank you for joining us this week over at Glitter N Sparkle. Hope to see you again soon and good luck.
    Sammi (AngelicBadGirl) xxx
    DT/Owner Glitter'N'Sparkle

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  7. Gorgeous Christmas card. Love the details with the embossing, colours and edge punch. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx

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