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


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

  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! :)

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

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

  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

  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

  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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