Sunday, November 27, 2011

A different Christmas

It's the last day of this long weekend for me.  I need to get a few things cleaned up, and a few loads of laundry done, to be prepared for the upcoming work week.  But, you are probably in the same boat as me, and so 'ahoy matey'.
I have distressed this christmas card, to give it that worn look, (a favorite of mine).  I also used the colors in the CR84FN color challenge: brown, green, and tan.  So, you see, these are NOT the traditional colors for christmas.  But, these are the colors I use to decorate our home for the holidays.  So, it only seems fitting to use these colors to create a christmas card.  

Here is the inspirational photo:

Here is my card:

*If you click on the photo, you will get an enlarged image, so you can see the detail.  But, I have provided you with a close up the the birds.  (I love birds)

For this card, I used a lot of Stampin' Up! products.  One of which is my new favorite 'tool' - distressing kit.  You get a blank red rubber stamp.  The theory behind the blank stamp is that it gives you a surface to apply ink randomly to your paper; pattern or not.  You also get four typical distress ink colors, to help get that wildly seen distress look.  (you get a sanding block and some files, to help rough edges and get a sure 'fit' on covered chipboard pieces.)
The ribbon and pattern paper are retired products of Stampin' Up!.  The card base is Crumb Cake card stock, with an Old Olive card stock, that was dry embossed with the vintage wallpaper EF.  The scallop trim is Soft Suede card stock.  I made a frequently seen rolled flower using the First edition DSP.  The buttons are a random collection from my stash.
Thank you for stopping by this busy holiday weekend.  I hope that you were surround by friends and family, and where able to give 'Thanks' to those who have earned/deserve it.

3 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Sharon, I am a huge fan of non-traditional Christmas colors and this combo is stunning! I just love all of the vintage styling you added, full of beautiful detail, as always. That little flower accent is so sweet. Hope your long weekend was great! Big hugs! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Sharon! Love the pretty embossed background and those sweet little birds! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

Oh this is so pretty! I like the embossed background, the pretty birds and sweet sentiment - a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!