Christmas Classics Noel Slimline Christmas Card

by Joanne James21. October 2023 09:00

Today I'm sharing a card that's a little more involved so perfect for a spot of weekend crafting! I used the fabulous sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches for my layout:

I've made quite a few cards with my 'Joy of Noel' bundle and wanted to try something a little different with this slimline layout - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Joy Of Christmas - The colour scheme for today's card was inspired by the beautiful piece of Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper I used for the first layer on my card. A white background covered in red berries and festive holly and pine foliage, this paper is perfect for a traditional Christmas card. Whilst much of this panel is covered by the other layers of the card, enough of it can be seen to tie in the other elements. 

Joy of Noel - Most if not all of my other cards using the NOEL 'Joy of Noel' stamps and dies have positioned the letters in a square. This slimline format allowed for me to use the letters in a column (still broken with 'joyous') - this works really well. I originally stamped my letters in Real Red onto Basic White, but they didn't have enough impact. I swapped them for Real Red cardstock embossed with silver and liked this much better. The silver picks up on the grey outlines of the base DSP and the silver and red combo stands out much better and the red ties in with both the red frame I used for the sentiment panel and the two strips of Real Red cotton ribbon I used on the base DSP layer.  

Christmas Classics - For the square layers of the sketch, I used a couple of diecuts of the Christmas Classics foliage border square die. I originally used a sild colour of green for this layer, but it was too stark. Eventually I cut the layers out of a piece of (retired) Garden Green check paper that resulted in a softer, more interesting variegated look. I added some extra detail with a green Blends marker, along with a few red rhinestones for a little extra red berry detail:

This card has seven layers, but I think each of them serves a purpose and makes a valuable contribution to the overall design, which I love. What do you think - does this celebration of festive foliage remind you of a traditional Christmas? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with my card for our new challenge over at The Paper Players. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Donna Wakefield
Donna WakefieldUnited States
10/21/2023 1:45:49 PM #

This is so pretty. I like the look of the silver on red. The leafy border really sets off your sentiment.Thank you for joining Tuesday Morning Sketches

Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
10/21/2023 5:09:41 PM #

The silver embossed letters on the red card stock makes a stunning focal sentiment Joanne. I love the strong vertical red lines in the background too which seems to pull the paper and die cuts together. Wonderful and exuberant! Enjoy the murky autumn weekend! Vicky x

Melissa Craig
Melissa CraigUnited States
10/21/2023 8:53:20 PM #

Wow, wow, wow!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!  Everything about it is perfection.   Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kristin Sluhan
Kristin SluhanUnited States
10/22/2023 10:17:49 PM #

THIS IS AMAZING!!!!  I love all the textures of the dies behind the sentiment.  So gorgeous!!!   Also, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, I appreciate the time and support...

Kristin Sluhan
Kristin SluhanUnited States
10/22/2023 10:31:16 PM #

ALSO...Thanks for the tip for the die cut hairs, I'm going to try that!!

Debbie Foster
Debbie FosterUnited States
10/23/2023 12:05:06 AM #

Wow!  Gorgeous card!  I love every element of it!
Thanks for playing along this week at <a href="tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.com">Tuesday Morning Sketches</a>
Debbie - TMS DT
<a href="debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/">Debbie& Dash of This and That</a>

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