Christmas Classics Fresh Freesia Christmas Card

by Joanne James17. October 2023 20:00

Today I have an additional late post to share a card I made for the following challenges:

    

I had been mulling over the lovely colour palette at Just Add Ink for a few days and when I saw the new sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments today I had an idea! Since the Great British Bake Off was replaced by World Cup Rugby on the TV schedules this evening, I took the opportunity to grab some extra craft time and make my idea a reality - take a look:

 

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

I thought these colours would make a slightly unconventional Christmas card and I had the 'Christmas Classics' bundle out on my desk, looking for an opportunity to use the fabulous label and foliage dies. I decided to use the foliage-embellished label for the diagonal element, extending it from a label to stretch across the width of my cardfront. I cut the label again out of Berry Burst and paper-pieced the berries to the Pretty Peacock base. To add a little extra interest, I diecut a couple of holly leaves out of some variegated Bright & Beautiful DSP and added these behind a circle of distressed gold paper:

 

I finished my card with a few Fresh Freesia Tinsel Gems. I like this unusual Christmas colour scheme; what are your favourite unconventional colour combinations? 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 soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (8) -

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
10/18/2023 8:21:52 AM #

I love that pop of gold around the sentiment Joanne, it really draws your eye in. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
10/18/2023 9:55:15 PM #

I love how these colours look on your fab Christmas card Joanne. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Just Add Ink. x

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
10/19/2023 6:18:57 PM #

Just beautiful, Joanne - such a great combo of colors, and I love that distressed gold behind the sentiment!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/20/2023 8:40:16 AM #

The Fresh Freesia really is just so fresh and lovely but it's the disc of distressed gold that's the quiet high achiever in this design. Smile

Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
10/21/2023 5:20:13 PM #

I think THIS might be my new favourite colour scheme for Christmas Joanne - you've really made it work! I've been loving a touch of pale pink, duck egg and white to liven up traditional red and green festive cards. Vicky x

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
10/25/2023 7:45:42 PM #

These colors are great and such a creative way to use the large die at an angle, never thought of that! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Jolanda Johnstone
Jolanda JohnstoneUnited States
10/30/2023 2:10:15 PM #

Nicely done, Joanne.  The colors and your stamp and die choices work so well for the sketch.  Super Xmas card.  Thanks for joining us at HSS this round.  Cheers, Jolanda - DT

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
10/30/2023 7:05:47 PM #

What a lovely color combo for Christmas!  Thanks for playing with us at HSS, Joanne!

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