It’s been pretty dull and miserable outside recently in my part of the country and judging by the TV most of you have been suffering the same. I decided to brighten my day by making
It’s been pretty dull and miserable outside recently in my part of the country and judging by the TV most of you have been suffering the same. I decided to brighten my day by making a Christmas card with a slightly unusual colour scheme and sentiment. I hope it brightens your day too.
This Christmas card colour scheme has a very cool feel to it, especially with the addition of some shiny silver decorations. I wondered whether to cut the sentiment from glitter card to echo the sparkle in the wording. In the end I decided to stick with the plain white that ties in with the embossed background.
How It’s Made
I started with a 12.5cm square blank card base, layered with dark turquoise card. Then I cut another layer of white card and dry embossed it with a diamond pattern to add some texture. Next I cut a variety of winter foliage using the Sizzix Winter Greens die set, which is one of my favourites, from dark and light turquoise and lilac card. Arrange the die cut branches, randomly, around the decorative rectangle die cut shape. When I glued the foliage in place, I left the visible ends unglued so that they don’t look too flat. After I glued the sentiment to the die cut panel, I attached it over the foliage using foam tape to make room for the stems.
I cut two single holly leaves from white card and glued them to the corner of the sentiment panel with a single silver adhesive metal gem for a berry. I used more of the silver gems to decorate the areas of the embossed background where it is visible. The diamond dots pattern creates a natural point to add each metal gem.
That’s the card finished, I hope you like it. If you have been struggling to find something different for your Christmas cards, I hope this unusual colour scheme provides an answer. Thanks for visiting, all products are linked below.