Sunday, 16 November 2014

Classic Christmas colours

The Rubber Dance challenge us this month with the Classic Red, Green and Gold colour combination. Not my favourite.... but one of the safest when making cards for, unidentified, as yet, recipients.

I used the Happy die-cut banner and applied gilding flakes over double sided tape in the letters' recesses.
I also used some gold for the stencilling - stencilling is a further option for the Rubber Stamp challenge. I used the Crafters' Workshop Chicken wire because of the small size of the pattern, not very Christmassy I know...

The Poinsettia has been stamped with Brilliance black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. The Holly leaves were stamped in green dye inks. Both stamps are from the Poinsettia set (Inspired By Stamping).
I fussy cut 2 of the flowers and 5 pairs of  holly leaves and shaped them before sticking down, IBS have matching cut-files but sadly I have no machine to use them with!

The Pristine border (Memory Box) die-cut and a stamped sentiment by Uniko Studio finish the card.

I am also entering the Wedodoobadoo challenge.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. Stunning colouring, love the banner it is very different and makes the card special. Happen to like the chicken wire, looks like the poinsettia is a climbing variety. Genius ideas, i really love your card:-) xxx

  2. Hi! So nice to see you joining our challenge again. Love your card! The classic Christmas colors isn't my fave combination either, but I did manage to make a card and a few tags ...and you also managed - obviously, with a lovely card! Thanks for playing along :-)

  3. Great idea to use foiling to bring a touch of gold to your lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us over at Rubber Dance x

  4. Your card is so beautiful! Love it! These golden touches are awesome! Thanks for joining us at Rubber Dance!

  5. Very beautiful! Love the flower! Thanks for playing along with us at Rubber Dance Stamps!