Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Festive Friday
Today I have a Christmas card to share with you, but I have to warn you, this is the strangest, most non-traditional Christmas card I’ve ever created and I’m still not quite, 100% sure that I really like it, but boy, did I have fun making it 🙂
I’m playing along with the Global Design Project #110 sketch challenge this week and while I’ve stayed true to the design, everything else is just a little bit crazy!!!
When I saw this week’s design, I knew I wanted to use one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers for the circle in the middle. I’ve hardly used these beauties and they seemed perfect for a Christmas themed project, so that’s where I started and the rest of the card sort of grew from there.
I heat embossed a sentiment from Watercolor Christmas in gold on Dapper Denim cardstock and added the sticker afterwards. I fussy cut around the outside of the sticker to create the medallion and that’s when the crazy started 🙂
I think my card ended up with a real retro vibe to it, the Eastern Palace DSP panels remind me of 70’s wallpaper and vintage ornaments, add some exposed brick behind and with the over-sized, exotic medallion somehow, I created a big thumbs up to the in-your-face style of that era 😉
A little twist of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, a Gold Foil star and a few Glitter Enamel Dots embellished the front of this crazy concoction – even more!!!
I added Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Very Vanilla layers to the inside and used one of the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to create a wreath effect. A sentiment from Brightly Lit Christmas just fitted in the centre and wrapped up my crazy card 🙂
I hope you liked my project today – hopefully someone will 😉 and even though it’s not quite my cup of tea it was the funnest crafting I’ve had for a long time.
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10 thoughts on “Festive Friday”
Karen, this card is stunning. You did a great job of utilizing the sketch. Thanks for playing along this week at Global Design Project.
Thank you Connie for your kind comment, I’m so glad you liked my card 🙂
So beautiful, Karen! I love seeing this paper, these stickers and these colors on a Christmas card. Such a great one! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s sketch challenge at the Global Design Project.
Thanks Brian, it was good to get outside my comfort zone and use a few products I usually struggle with 🙂
Your card is amazing (inside and outside) … remembers me, to play with this set again.
Love your card.
Thank´s for playing with us.
Thank you Tanja, I often forget about older sets when new lovelies arrive as well. I really find the challenges help me mix things up more.
Beautiful! I didn’t think about using Eastern Beauty for Christmas! Thanks for playing along with Global Design Project!
Thanks for your kind comment Stesha, it was good to try something out-of-the-box for a change 🙂
Beautiful card….great to see non traditional colours and great use of the sketch x
Thanks for your kind comment, I was definitely outside my comfort zone with this one 🙂
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