Friday, 18 May 2012

Embossed Tree Christmas Card - 52 CCT Colour Challenge #5

It's colour combo week at the 52 CCT blog and it's a great non traditional combo.  I really like non traditional colours for Christmas cards.  Initially I thought of using Elegant Eggplant with Old Olive as that's a fave but then I decided to push myself to try a new combo.  I used Rich Razzleberry and Wild Wasabi with a touch of Brushed Silver and some white. Hmmm, I quite like the combo, I think it gives a contemporary feel but I'm not sure it would become a fave like my beloved Olive and Eggplant!

For my A6 size card I've used a layout based on the Sweet Sunday Sketch #157 - I rotated the sketch. This is a great layout to use my Fishtail Flags dies with!  I've embossed the Razzleberry panel with a Texturz plate.  I stamped the tree in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder.  I have an ornament stamp that has the same pattern as the tree and I stamped the ornament in Razzleberry ink and punched out a circle.  The circle element is popped up.  I threaded silver lurex thread through the holes of a Razzleberry button and attached that to the card with a glue dot.

I'd tried various options for the circle element on the card front so I had a few circles left over and I decided to use them inside the card.  I simply stamped the ornament on the envelope flap to finish off.

Stamps: Hero Arts Branch & Flourish Tree & Decorative Ornament, sentiment from Stampendous
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Brushed Silver & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry & Wild Wasabi, VersaMark
Tools: Sizzix Ivy Flourishes Texturz plate, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die, 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" & 1 3/4" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Wild Wasabi embossing powder, SU! Rich Razzleberry button, silver lurex thread, 3d foam pads, glue dot



Jacqueline said...

Love this so much Ruth - a perfect choice of Purple and Green, thanks for joining us again at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, this is absolutely STUNNING! BUT, I never expect less from you! ;) Fabulous use of the colors--love the little button and your stamps look amazing together! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT and look forward to seeing MORE soon! :)

kelly said...

Great card Ruth I love that tree stamp, gorgeous!!!
Don't think I'll be joining in again this week though, it's nativity, and I don't think I have any nativity stamps at all. Will have to think!
Kelly xx

Migdalia said...

My favorite season is winter and Christmas is my Favorite Holiday!Love this card!Can't wait for the holidays to come!!!!TFS

Vicky Hayes said...

This is fabulous Ruth and I love those circular elements. Love the way you stamped the ornament on the envelope too. Vicky x

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