Sunday, October 10, 2010

Traditional Christmas

Good morning everyone.  Today I wanted to show you a traditional Red and Green Christmas card that I have created for this weeks challenge over at the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog. I decided that this time I would do something a little different, so I have made my first easel card. I really like the look of these cards and with the help of some instructions I have successfully pulled it off.

Tilda with Gifts has been coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils then accented with Stickles to give her a little sparkle. I have cut her out and popped her up in front of a background that I cut using my spellbinders and inked with Distress inks.

The card has been put together using some of the new Basic Grey Jovial collection (I think that this is my favourite Christmas paper ever as the colours are so rich and traditional). The border has been punched using the new Martha Stewart snowflake border punch which is destined to become a favourite of mine. I have stickled around both sentiments for some extra sparkle and added a bow and some Prima poinsettias. To add one last traditional touch I have punched some leaves and added some red pearls to resemble the fresh greens that we hang every year.

I hope that this card has put you all in the Holiday spirit. Have a great day and stop by again soon.

I will also be entering this card into the following challenges.
ABC challenge - E for Easel
Bah Humbug - Christmas Cuties
A Spoonful of Sugar - Sparkle and Shine
Hanna and Friends - Christmas Cards
Anything Goes - Christmas has come Early
City Crafters - Hooray for the Holidays


Judi said...

FABULOUS card! Love the colours you've used, and feel sure that you'll be making lots more easel cards in future.


Judi xx

Heidi said...

Carissa-This is so darling! I love everything about this card. You added so much detail, the little pearls, the glitter around the sentiment. I love BG Jovial paper too! Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge Easal Challenge. You made a beauty!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very festive, great coloring too, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

very pretty detailed card ... thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

Max said...

Gorgeous traditional colours Carissa. Those papers are fabulous and you have coloured your Tilda beautifully! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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Unknown said...

Such a cute card.. I love the DP you used.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Irene said...

What a fabulous easel card with such stunning vibrant colours - it's gorgeous. I love your poinsettas and your perfect sentiment. Tilda is so cute and perfect for our challange.

Thank you somuch for joining in our latest challange.


Annie said...

Just FANTASTIC - sorry for shouting but I do love your card.
Ann xxx
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Manuela said...

Beautiful Christmas card! ♥

Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week. ^_^


Trisha said...

Hi Carissa! Just wanted to say that I love everything about your card-absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing at Totally Tilda this fortnight! xox Trish (from Manitoba)

Unknown said...

I love how you have captured a moody feel. Very rich!

Thanks for playing along with Totally Tilda Challenges!

Roberta, from 10 mins away from Trish! LOL! hahahah!

Cordine said...

Gorgeous christmas card!