Sunday, 1 December 2013

Alternative Christmas card

So I have eventually done a christmas card, my first of the season. Might be leaving it a little late but hey ho, best get started!
I purchased the new Docrafts Creativity mag yesterday, as usual it came with a nice little freebie which included a 20's style stamp and a small pack of art deco foil papers. I haven't actually used any of the papers in this card, I've used the front cover sheet instead. Waste not want not as the saying goes.

I've used ribbon to cover the product wording across the centre of the card, a gorgeous black sparkler to cover the top left circle of wording, For the bottom left, I used a funky christmas boot stamp, heat embossed with silver embossing powder and colour filled with mica pigments using a water brush.
Slightly alternative christmas colours, but still looks pretty good.

Backing paper - Docrafts Creativity magazine freebie cover
Ribon - my crafty stash
Black sparkler - Creative Expressions
Christmas boot stamp - Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine volume 1 freebie
Mica powders - Cosmic Shimmer: Pewter Grey, Golden Midnight, Khaki Green

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: - Non traditional christmas colours


  1. WOW this is stunning!

    Linda xxx

  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Non-Traditional Christmas Colours" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  3. Love the contemporary colours you have used on this alternative Christmad card! Very frugal of you using the cover!! Great idea and fabulous card!

  4. A beautiful card love the boot xxx

  5. Stunning card, love the mix off papers and the boot is yummy xxx

  6. Fantastic card and terrific recycling, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  7. Hei, lovely creation. Great recycling!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge,-))m

  8. Still on the copy and paste I am afraid but wanted to pop in any take a peek at your latest make, say hello and thank you for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
    hugs Anke

  10. Lovely
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges

  11. Beautiful card, I love your alternative style for Christmas ! Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

  12. Beautiful vintage Christmas card! I love the Victorian boot. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft-Room Challenge Blog.

  13. A very different but quite stunning Christmas card

    Thanks for sharing with us


  14. Delightful card, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  15. A beautiful card, love the colours. Thank you for sharing with us over at The ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx