Saturday, 4 May 2013

Trio Of Trees Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT May Sketch Challenge

It's Mynette's turn to host the challenges at 52 {C}CT during May and she's given us this sketch to work with this week.  A wonderfully versatile but nice and easy sketch it is too!  It would work well in portrait orientation and for a square card too I think.

I was in the mood to make a card using black, white and one other bold colour and I plumped for lime green.  I love black, white and green together and I've made cards with this combo before but not a Christmas card.  I wasn't sure how it would pan out but I have to say I'm quite happy with the end result!

So I had a layout to work with and I'd chosen a colour combo, the next thing was to choose stamps.  I had a rootle in my Christmas stamp stash and reached for a retired SU! set called Patterned Pines as I haven't used that in a while and I love it.  That is just one of the great things about being on the 52 {C}CT Design Team and making a Christmas card each week, it gets me to use some of my older stash items!  I made a black A6 card base, added a Lucky Limeade mat layer and stamped the sentiment.  I glued a white Nestie Labels Four shape on top of a black strip and added two punched snowflakes.  I stamped the trio of trees stamp twice, once using black ink and a second time using Lucky Limeade ink.  I cut out three trees and popped them up on the label shape using thinner 3d foam tape for the green trees and thicker foam tape for the black tree.  I added three black gems to the top left corner to balance the sentiment and added green gems to the snowflake centres.

The snowflake stamp that is in the Patterned Pines set is such a gorgeous shape so I was very happy to get that inky for the inside of the card and the envelope!  I stamped another Limeade tree, fussy cut it and glued that to the white panel to finish off. 

Another Christmas card added to the box, it's starting to fill up nicely!  You can add to your stash of Christmas cards too if you take part in our 52 {C}CT challenge this week and make a card with this fab layout.  The other gals on the DT will have made great cards to inspire you so go and check those out before you go off and get inky!
Stamps: SU! 'Patterned Pines' & 'Four the Holidays' sets, Hero Arts 'Very Merry Christmas' clear set
CS: SU! Lucky Limeade, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Lucky Limeade, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools: Nestabilities Labels Four die, Woodware snowflake punch, 1 3/4" & 2" circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania black gems, green Swarovski crystals, 1mm & 2mm 3d foam tapes

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Unknown said...

Hi Ruth
I saw your card on 52CCT and had to become a follower! love your cards-so cas. fab christmas cards! x

sarahstone said...

I love lime with black and white. Great choice! Your card is so clean. I really like that!

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, this is so pretty! LOVE the black and green together--it's so stunning! HUGS and hope you have a great weekend! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Ooohhhh I really like the green and black together - it's a stunning non-traditional color combo. I have that set still too. Need to pull it out and do something with it. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs D

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the way that you interpreted the sketch, a very contempo take. The colour combo is awesome. love this card Ruth

Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

Stunning colours Ruth - love the trees too - Jacqueline xx

Deborah Frings said...

Sorry to be late commenting! This is stunning! I adore black, lime and white - so zingy!! Great tree images and I love the inside too!

Rosmarie said...

Thank you very much for your nice comment Ruth.
How wonderful colours you've chosen for your card! I love the fact that you've also decorated the inside.

Have a beautiful day
Rosi x

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