Jul 12, 2007

Baroque Christmas Wishes



It's Friday & that means it's time for our Blogger's Challenge Group to post their cards. This weeks theme was to create a Christmas card using Non-Traditional Christmas colors. For my card I took it a step further and used images that aren't normally traditional Christmas images.

For my card I choose a layout inspired by this card done by Mandy Steward that was featured in the Dec. 05/Jan. o6 issue of Paper Crafts (Pg.54) I liked the circle border that she used and went with that for the concept of my card. Her card was done "digitally" and I changed quite a few details for my card as you can see.

Card base: Elegant Eggplant, 2nd layer Pale Plum stamped with the Fine Lace background in Perfect Plum ink. Sentiment (Hero Arts) stamped in Eggplant. This sentiment was all in a row but I masked off each portion so that I could layer it instead. Then I stamped the stripes from Background Sampler on Eggplant using my Versa Mark. I added a strip of Old Olive pierced with the Crafter's Tool Kit & distressed with Old Olive ink. Next I punched out 5 1 3/8" circles of Brocade Designer Series paper and layered them under the Olive piece and added 5 silver brads. I stamped the medallion from Baroque Motifs in Perfect Plum ink on Pale Plum Card stock rounded the corner & highlighted the image with Frosted Lace stickles. Then I stamped the small star like image with Eggplant ink and punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch and added a Lavender Ice Rhinestone brad to the center and raised it up on dimensional tape.

This was layered to a Scalloped Square of Old Olive card stock and some sheer white organdy ribbon was added to the side and layered on the card with dimensional tape.

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. It really is very "non-traditional" for me and yet it has a nice "old world" Christmas feel about it. I hope you enjoy my take on this challenge. Be sure to visit the other blogs listed on my side bar under the Bloggers Challenge Group to see what they did this week. Ida

12 comments:

maggie fellow said...

OH I really love your card! I used the same colors too! Yours is just beautiful!
Maggie fellow

Stefanie said...

Very pretty Ida! I love the circle border too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration as well as your card.

Pat Huntoon said...

Great colors, great border!

Sheryl said...

very pretty--love purple for Christmas!

Lisa said...

great cards Ida - I love the bottom of your cards

Lisa Bohler said...

Great layout choice!!! cute card!

wanda box said...

my heart and prayers are with you and your family. Your cards are beautiful tfs

Basement Stamper said...

Ida: Love them and I love the colors as well!

Karen said...

love it Ida! this color combo is a fav of mine and this set has become one of my new favorites as well!!

Flossie's Follies said...

These are great, love the colors you used.

debbiedee said...

beautiful!

Mandy said...

Your card turned out great! I'm honored you would use my card for inspiration.