Pink Christmas

For my entry into another card making challenge, it took a little thinking about. The theme was for a Christmas card incorporating the colour pink. As the Crafty Hazelnut’s challenge blog says – not usually a colour associated with Christmas, but why not?

I started with a white base card, and layered a Blackberry Bliss card stock layer, which I embossed with a ‘Heart Lattice’ embossing folder. I then added a sheet of silver vellum which had Christmas trees and Merry Christmas on it, and stuck that down with glue dots.

At the top of the vellum, I covered the glue dots with sparkly dazzlers, and at the bottom I covered the glue dots with a length of pink ribbon I layered with a sparkly ribbon. I wanted a two level effect and the ribbon separated the layers.

The three Christmas trees were embossed onto pink card with pink ‘Wow’ embossing glitter, and cut out using the matching punch. The snowman was from the Tim Holtz/Sizzix ‘Snowman Blueprint’ – stamped and embossed in white embossing powder, and cut out using the matching die. The sentiment was stamped with white embossing powder, and cut out using a scalloped circle punch. All these were added to the card with foam pads, to add some shadow and dimension.

I found incorporating the colour pink into a Christmas card was quite easy – once I had got over thinking that Christmas cards only needed to be the usual Christmas colours of red, green, gold etc.

Stampin up: ‘Festival of Trees’ stamps and matching punch, scalloped circle punch, Blackberry Bliss card stock; Sizzix/Tim Holtz: Snowman Blueprint stamp and die set; Wow: embossing powder; Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson: ‘Heart Lattice’ A4 embossing folder; Dazzlers, white embossing powder, Christmas vellum from my stock – unknown maker


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