10 September 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #74

 Hi everyone. So here's the first post as a design team member with the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge (I just like saying that!!), and my first card. Look at the fabulous Christmas scene in the inspiration photo. Such a lot of texture.
Click on the inspiration photo to take you to the challenge on Lesley's blog.
Do enter the challenge, it's another great reason to play with stamps and paper. This week use Green, White and Woodgrain in a Christmas theme. Remember, clicking on most blog photos gives you an even bigger view.
 
 
 
 
 
For my card I went with a vintage, textured look.
 
 
The wood grain background was created by brushing several colours of Memento ink over white wood grain card. Light brushing leaves the white 'valleys' .

 
 
Products Used:-
Stamps - Hero Arts sentiment (CL 359), Inkadinkadoo wood stamp PSX-G94619
Dies - PTI Medium Scallop and  Mat Stack 5 Die PTD-0085, MFT Stacking Star Die
Inks - Versafine black, Memento Dew Drops and Distress Markers.
Card - Neenah white, Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain white, Bazzill Green
Extras - Fine Gold Glitter, Wink of Stella Brush, seam binding 
 
 
Thanks for dropping in.
Karen
 



13 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love how you've done the woodgrain, Karen! And the holly is gorgeous as well as the glittery star!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. LOVE that woodgrain background ... the white "valleys" really give it a vintage feel of old wood. Your holly sprigs are so pretty and love the texture of the green ribbon and bow! So happy to have you on the team!! Loll xx

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Karen. Love that gorgeously big sentiment and how it's framed against the beautiful woodgrain.

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Super cute card, Karen! The woodgrain has such great texture and the glittery star is awesome!

Lesley said...

Cool idea to create the background with ink! Love the textured look it created!!! So happy to have you with us on the team!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Such a gorgeous card!!!!!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Great technique with the woodgrain panel. Your coloring on the stamped image is great also - a lot of detail in your card. TFS

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karen, what a great technique with the background.

LeAnne said...

Welcome to the team! Your background is stunning and I love the holly too!

Carole said...

So professional and well designed.

Susan Joyce said...

Welcome to the Design Team Karen lovely to have you with us. I love the embossed Woodgrain background, it's so much finer than most and the vintage theme.

the primitive country bug said...

Love your card!

Margaret Moody said...

This is just gorgeous, Karen! I love your woodgrain background! And you did a fabulous job of adding color to your holly!