Bearing Gifts Christmas Card

by Joanne James17. November 2014 13:23

Happy Monday everyone! I have spent a pleasant morning catching up with a friend, whilst making a whole bunch of Christmas crackers for a little service project that I have going on - they are for a community senior citizen's Christmas luncheon in a couple of weeks time. Today I'm sharing with you my card for this week's challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches where Kim has a great sketch for us to work with; I also used the colour scheme over at Color Throwdown:

I decided to rotate the sketch through 90 degrees for my card - whilst most other cards in the gallery seem to have used the sketch conventionally, there are a few of us who chose to rotate, so a real variety of inspiration for you if this is a layout that appeals. Here is my card:

I used the stampset 'Bearing Gifts' for my card today, having 'borrowed' it from my daughter, who is currently using this set to make her own Christmas sets.It's a great set to stamp and colour so I took the opportunity to get my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities out again and set to work colouring the trio of gift givers on top of the polar bear. I used my Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy sets, focusing on the lightest of the two blues, and did stray from the colour palette twice: once for the wreath around the bear's neck, which I coloured with Smoky Slate (I thought this would be OK as technically grey is a neutral) although not sure I will be forgiven for the red Santa hat. The thing is, try as I might, I just couldn't bring myself to colour it in any other colour - they just have to be red, right?!

I mounted my panel on a piece of Marina Mist and the a piece of Soft Sky, and having masked the sentiment off the main stamped image, decided to stamp it vertically directly onto the card base, as this suited my layout better. I used a piece of retired Marina Mist polka dot DSP behind my image, and tied a Naturals white button with a piece of Tangerine Tango baker's twine to finish.

Hope you like today's card - back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
11/17/2014 2:11:31 PM #

Well isn't this adorable?!  Love your coloring on this fun image and your flip of the sketch works so well.  Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
11/17/2014 4:41:34 PM #

What a fun card - it really captures the sharing and giving part of Christmas.

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Vickie Z
Vickie ZUnited States
11/17/2014 6:50:23 PM #

Adorable image!! Wonderful use of the colors and love how you rotated the sketch! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

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Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
11/17/2014 10:35:48 PM #

This is such a cute image!  And I love how you've colored it.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
11/17/2014 11:33:01 PM #

Such an adorable card!  Love the flipped sketch version and you've used the throwdown colors so beautifully!  Thanks for playing along with us again this week!

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Tammy Hershberger
Tammy HershbergerUnited States
11/18/2014 1:04:29 AM #

Adorable image!  Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

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