Sunday 6 September 2015

Trio of Christmas colours

Hi again, a friend said that she was planning her Christmas card design this weekend.
That made me realize that it's not really that far away, so I thought I'd better start organizing my cards.

This one  uses a modified sentiment and poinsettia stamp. The sentiment is part of a swirly Impression Obsession tree die. The stamp is a poinsettia stem from Memory Box that I fussy cut and layered.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is a trio of colours.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
I've used a Cuttlebug holly embossing folder.

At Cuttlebug Mania it's an anything goes theme and you need to use a manual machine like a Big Shot or Cuttlebug. I used an embossing folder and a tag and sentiment die with my Cuttlebug.
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The sentiment part of my tree die was cut from scraps of white card. I painted them with Finetec Inca gold paint. So I'm also visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Stamp: Memory Box poinsettia stem
Dies: MFT tag stax: Impression Obsession 106 S (swirly merry christmas tree)
Other: Ranger archival ink; red & green brushos; gold liquid pearls; gold Finetec paint;
Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder; gold cord.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Loll said...

So pretty Cathy. Always love the traditional red and green cards. :) Great texture with the embossed holly background. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. This would also qualify for the challenge at AAA Cards - Embossing. xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah lovely work for the snippet playground there, Cathy.. lovely fun,and to be one up on the card for Christmas, doubly well done :D
Shaz in Oz.x

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Sarn said...

Thank you for entering this lovely card with the festive tag into the Snippets Playground Cathy. Love the layered poinsettia.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

This poinsettia is gorgeous Cathy and the holly embossing makes a pretty background to the tag, and I love the traditional red, green and gold colours. x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

MaryH said...

Cathy, this is just a simply stunning tag. Love the rich green with the holly embossing and the deep red of the gorgeous poinsettia. The sparkle of the gold sentiment really shines. TFS & Thanks for playing along in the HLS Holly Challenge.

Darnell said...

This is an amazing snippets Christmas card, Cathy! It is scary to think how close it is to Christmas, especially with all the whooshing this year has already done!! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

Those lovely traditional Christmas colours on your tag really pop against the white, Cathy ... gorgeous texture and shimmer! Hugs, Anita :)

Michelle said...

Love the embossing folder used on the tag background. Such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope you'll be able to play this week too! ~Michelle

Kylie said...

LOVE the subtle embossing in the background. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Kimbo said...

just love your tag cards

Thanks again for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

roffeycreations said...

Noooooooooo already LOL - great card Mxxx