All About Trees Christmas Card - I'm a Color Throwdown Guest Designer Today!

by Joanne James3. December 2014 07:00

 

Welcome to my first creative post of the day! Following my selection as Featured Stamper for this card using the above challenge colours over at Color Throwdown a couple of weeks ago, the lovely ladies over there have invited me to be a guest designer for this week's challenge - yay! As if that wasn't enough, just look at the lovely colours and inspiration photo we had to work with:

I had to go with something Christmassy and I found the mix of textures in the inspiration photo provided me with the starting point for my card. So this is what I came up with:

I used Whisper White for my base and layered this with a mat of Early Espresso, then another piece of Whisper White, having first embossed this piece with my On Point embossing folder. I then created a little 'corner collage', comprising some gold striped vellum, a piece of tree-patterned DSP from the 'Trim The Tree' stack, a gold and snaller silver foil starburst circle, and then two Christmas trees - one stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold on Early Espresso cardstock and the other stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White, with the baubles heat embossed in gold and a few silver rhinestones added for extra sparkle. A couple of silver glimmer paper stars top the trees and I looped some silver thread removed from some silver baker's twine behind them. To finish, I stamped my sentiment in between the embossed area in Early Espresso and Versamark heat embossed in gold. Collage-style cards are not my usual thing, but I must confess I enjoyed getting slightly carried away with this card and am really pleased with the result.

Do pop over to the Color Throwdown blog to see what the other designers have created using this colour palette; these ladies do a great job each week and would I'm sure appreciate your visit. I for one will be stalking the gallery with interest!

Back shortly with today's third post! Until the, happy stampin'!

 

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Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
12/4/2014 1:44:38 AM #

Joanne, this is such a stunning design!  Love the way the embossed triangles echo the tree shapes!  I always look forward to seeing your creations in the throwdown gallery!

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Monika Davis
Monika DavisUnited States
12/4/2014 3:37:13 PM #

Such a pretty card Joanne. Love the sweet trees with the silver stars... the circles and the thread look wonderful behind them. So glad you have joined us this week.

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Broni
BroniUnited States
12/5/2014 2:28:22 AM #

I just love your super smart layering on that gorgeous embossed white background!  What a perfect contrast! I'm so glad you've joined us this week and Guest Star Stamper!!

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Monika Reeck
Monika ReeckGermany
12/7/2014 7:50:00 PM #

Wooowwww so many layers and so adorable
I adore your idea with that gold and silver paper and I adore your tree too
the DP is yummy
and nice embossed paper in white too
stunning card I ADORE THIS Joanne
I Just joining again Color Throwdown...I hope you like to visiting my entry this time Joanne ...will be so happy if the DT member leaving me some love too...hugs, Monika

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