Saturday, 26 November 2011

Festive & Fruity Merry Christmas Z Fold Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #35

What a zingy colour combo for this week's Simply Stampin' challenge!  Apart from Whisper White, the colour names are all fruity but I decided to pair festive with the fruit and I made a contemporary Christmas Z fold card.  I've loved Z fold cards for ages and thought it was about time I made another one.  The card measures 5 3/4" square and I used Lucky Limeade CS for the base and added some Concord Crush ribbon.  I used Lucky Limeade ink for the trees - full strength for the central tree and stamped off once first for the outside trees.  I used a Melon Mambo marker to ink the stars and all three trees were cut out and applied to the white panel - the central tree is popped up on Dimensionals.  The poinsettias were stamped with Melon Mambo ink, the darker flowers were stamped full strength but the paler ones were stamped off twice.  I've put 3 rhinestones in the centre of each poinsettia and popped them up.   I stamped the swirl from the Season of Joy set onto white CS after stamping off once, stamped the 'Merry Christmas' over the top in Concord Crush ink, punched it out with the plain oval punch and matted that onto a punched Concord Crush scalloped oval. 

Inside I've added a strip of Concord Crush patterned paper, stamped swirls and 3 more poinsettias. The envelope flap has more swirls and a poinsettia too.  This is such a fun, vibrant colour combo and I really hope you'll join us this week at the Simply Stampin' challenge 'cos I want to see what gorgeous creations you come up with!

Stamps: SU! Season of Joy set
CS: SU! Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo & Whisper White
Patterned paper: Concord Crush paper from SU! In Color Patterns DSP pack
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush & Melon Mambo
Tools: SU! plain and scalloped oval punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Concord Crush Stitched Poly ribbon, Basic Rhinestones & Dimensionals



kelly said...

Very impressive Ruth, I didn't think a christmas card could be made with these colours, but I should have known that if anyone could make it work, you could! It's stunning!
Kelly xx

Theresa said...

Very pretty card. I hope you are not mass producing these. That is a lot of cutting on one card :-).

Margaret said...

Love your 'fruity' Christmas card with all those wonderful layers of stamps!

Sue said...

Fab card Ruth and a great wow on being so brave on the colour combo it looks stunning Luv Sue x

Anonymous said...

Just bought this stamp set, and cant wait to get started on your creation. Love the design and the color combination looks great.