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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Noel...

Hey there!! I'm back with another Christmas card using the somewhat non-traditional Christmas colors of pink and gold.   This time my card is for the Shabby Tea Room and the layout comes from the current Cardabilities sketch.    The Shabby Tea Room challenge is to base our project off another gorgeous inspiration photo and use pink, gold, neutrals, flowers and snowflakes.   Combining all those things together really takes me outside my comfort zone!!   But the fabby sketch from Cardabilities gave me the confidence to give it a go!



I had recently purchased a T!m Holtz Alterations die called Vintage Noel and had been wanting to use it on a card.  So, I got it out and went to work.  I die cut the "Noel" image from white cardstock and then applied some Old Paper Distress ink to tone it down a bit.   With my Quickie Glue Pen I outlined a portion of the image and poured on the gold glitter.  I then added a bit of glitter to some tiny pink roses.  The snowflake (Anna Snowflake from Poppy Stamps) was stamped on the pink cardstock using Delicate Golden Glitz ink.  A single snowflake was diecut using the matching Anna Snowflake die, stamped with the Golden Glitz ink and then some additional glitter added to the center.  The I die cut the Top Note from some Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden paper and distressed the edges just a bit.  Then I layered everything up, adding the punched border and some pink grosgrain ribbon.  I thought about adding some pearl flourishes but decided against it as I do love the card the way it is.... a bit shabby and a bit CAS.

Supplies:  Cardstock:   PTI white; SU! Pink Pirouette; PP:  Pink Paislee; Ink:  Ranger & Tsukeniko; Dies:  T!m Holtz Vintage Noel & SU! Top Note; Flowers:  Flying Unicorn; Glitter:  Melissa Frances; Ribbon:  PTI; Stamps:  Poppy Stamps

12 comments:

Christine said...

The die is so beautiful! I'm gone put it on my list, who know's maybe something for Santa? Your card is gorgeous!
Christine

Saints Rule! said...

This is absolutely lush Rosemary! Love it!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
Looks as if we are swapping genres, yea right!
Untraditional Christmas colours they maybe Rosie, but these are docile, caring, wistful hues inviting all to touch, the dominant theme here is softness and warmth, and tell me is this not the feeling we want to portray for Christmas?
I,of course am loving this Shabby side of you!!!!!!!!!
The placement of the NOEL on the offset die BG is eye catching, and using the three little roses parallel to the single snowflake is great composition, which you have a talent for in all of your designs, that is why they are so dynamic. Needless to say Rosie I would have added the Pearl Flourish!!!!!!Out of your comfort Zone you maybe, keep on challenging yourself I say as what is being produced is gorgeous.
Smiles:)

Lisa Lara said...

Wow what a beauty Rosi. Love the background technique you did. Isn't that a neat Christmas tree photo to work off of!

Nancy said...

Oh Rosemary, this card is just stunning! I love the softness. The simple outline of glitter is the perfect accent too! Such a pretty design!

Barb said...

Wow, Rosie, looking at this card, you would never know it was out of your comfort zone - it is so beautiful! :)

Cindy Holshouser said...

How beautiful. Your teeny touches of gold glitter are perfect, and I so love the big NOEL!

gg nurse said...

Oh my goodness--truly a work of art! You amaze me, Rosemary!

Jenny said...

I'm liking this shabby chic look for Christmas too, that NOEL die is looking very tempting too! Gorgeous card :)
Jenny x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Rosemary I think you were IN the zone when you created this. Love the shabby chic colors.

Sheri said...

OH! I love this! Great job with the sketch too! Thanks for sharing with us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

Elise said...

(YOU have that die! LUCKY!) This is soooooooo decadent and fun, Rosebud! I love it SO! YOU are a MASTER with your materials! Bravo!