Delightful decorations colour challenge …

Hi and welcome to my blog. The Christmas lights may be down and the decorations tidied away for another year, but we would love you to join in our current challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown as it’s never too early to start making your holiday cards!

This week is a colour challenge.  As soon as I saw these colours together I thought of a card we made at a Stampin’ Up event a few years ago.  I decided to case it, changing up the colours to fit the challenge and use different stamp sets, so chose Delightful Decorations and Four the Holidays (both retired)

I have no idea whose original idea the card was but I still really like it, even after all this time. One thing I did realise is I need to buy a new cherry cobbler ink pad as mine has gone terribly dry.  Still, I kinda liked the faded stamped image as it seemed to add to the overall distressed look. What I wasn’t so happy about was the stamped sentiment – I used whisper white ink first, but that ink pad too is very dry, so I had to over-stamp in versamark and heat emboss with white embossing power so I could see the sentiment. I was hoping it would still look OK, but to me it just looks blurred.  I decided to leave it as it was and to learn my lesson – test stamp on scrap paper first before committing to my card, or don’t leave my sentiment until last!  

I hope you’ve been inspired to come join in and share your lovely cards with us.  The Design Team girls have created lots of lovely cards to inspire you, so do drop by to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and join the fun. 

It’s great to hear from you, so feel free to leave a message.

Thanks for dropping by today


4 Comments to “Delightful decorations colour challenge …”

  1. A lovely idea to have the 3d bauble and I like the simple but pretty background. The torn paper is very effective.

  2. Gorgeous, Gill! I love those colours together – so effective! April xx

  3. J’aime beaucoup le style un peu vintage avec ces papiers déchirés et la boule au look ancien, très charmante carte Gill, biz

  4. This is such a gorgeous card. I love all those layers and the beautiful texture.

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