Monday, November 30, 2015

The Challenge #53

Hello there!  Last week at The Challenge so many of you linked up your gorgeous, traditional Christmas cards (thanks to all who played along!)  This week we're asking you to make a non-traditional Christmas card.  There are some wonderful examples by the design team members to spark your creativity, so be sure to take a look.




I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes this week.










For my card today I started with white card stock.  I mixed some embossing paste with purple Perfect Pearls powder, and used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil to apply the paste.

Now I'm going to share a "boo boo" with you, see the tiny black words on some of those purple leaves?  When I was running my leaf print panel (which was dry btw!) through my die cut machine I laid a piece of scratch paper down on top so I didn't get any of the paste on my upper cutting plate and there were some words on that piece of paper (it had been run through my printer at one point), and those words transferred onto the paste.  Rather than scrap the whole piece I decided to roll with it, and ran it through a few more time placing the words on several different leaves.  The words are backwards but they're so tiny you can't even tell.  I'll have to remember this happy mistake for the future because I kind of like it :)

The wavy Snow Drifts die is from MFT and I cut using shiny silver card stock.  The word "peace" (Aqua Mist card stock) and coordinating sentiment are from PTI.  I embossed "be with you" using silver sparkle embossing powder.  The card base is PTI Soft Stone card stock.  I finished the card with some sheer white ribbon and silver cording.

I hope we have as many entries this week as we had last week because I LOVE non-traditional Christmas cards and I'm excited to see what you all make.  Please join us!

13 comments:

  1. Diane, this is so much fun. I'm such a fan of non-traditional cards. Love reading about your boo boo...turned out fabulous.

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  2. This is superb! Way to rock the non traditional look of a Christmas card :)

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  3. wow what a clever card. I love those pretty leaves.. fabulous designing. boo boo = fabulous

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  4. Love this, Diane! Those are gorgeous colors and what a great design!

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  5. Oooo! This is beautiful! I love those purple leaves, and the silver die cut is such a beautiful overlay!

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  6. Ooh, love the colours! The light lilac is wonderful on the background. Love it.

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  7. I love this so much!!! Clever and gorgeous too!!!

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  8. beautiful!!! love the color combo too :)

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  9. Love the combination of stenciling with the coverplate!

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  10. Stunning & Beautiful!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  11. What a striking and wonderfully graphic card Diane! Fabulous non-traditional colors too.

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  12. Beautiful color combo & such a fun card!

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