Friday, December 04, 2015

Oh So Trad Christmas Card

As it's the first Friday of the month, it's Elemental Inspiration Week over at The Daring Cardmakers, and this time it's hosted by Dawn.
She's chosen a fabulously festive picture with lots of lovely, traditional, Christmassy elements to choose from, and I made this card

You only need to choose 3 elements to use on a card, but I got a bit carried away and used a few more than that;
Colour Palette, Greenery, Ribbon, Berries, Wood (patterned paper) and a large word
Here's the photo Dawn gave us to work from:

Tools and Materials
15cm square card blank
Patterned Paper 6x6 pads: Claus and Co (Simple Stories), 
The Story of Christmas (Echo Park)
Various green card and papers from the scrap box, also glitter and pearlescent card
Red and Gold Pearlescent and glitter card
Wired Berries, Ribbon, Gems and Pearls
Dies and Punches;
Candle Trio, Snowflake Sprig (Memory Box)
Holly Sprigs (Sue Wilson)
Random leafy sprigs from various sets 

The Candle Trio is lovely - but what a faff - it all comes to bits and some of them are really tiny and fiddly!  I only bought this recently and thought it would come all as one piece, with the details partially cut so you could use it whole, or cut several times and trim off the bits you needed to build up a dimensional image if you wanted to - but in fact all those bits cut right through straight away and you have to find them all and stick them together to make a "whole" image - if that makes sense.
It would have been so much better to have this as a set, with a full shape backing piece to build up your design onto as part of the set.  moan, moan....

That's it for this time.  Thanks for visiting


Angelnorth said...

I believe that's what's known as a First World Problem, Kathy ;o) Lovely festive card though, worth persevering with those candles!

Laine said...

Stunning festive creations Kathy. Love the rich traditional design.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a stunning Christmas card I love the design. Hugs Jackie

Andree said...

A gorgeous traditional Christmas card Kathy and well worth the effort of phaffing around with the candles xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Love these great projects, the candlesticks are so beautiful with the gorgeous glitter on them. Great job

Lea Brawn said...

Amazing creation. Fab design x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous Kathy I love the photo & your take on it!
Dawn xx

Avril Watson said...

WOW, Kathy an utterly stunning card hun, hugs xxx