for some reason I try to stay away from creating red and green holiday cards, but this time it just seemed to be the right color combo for what I was trying to create....
I used a red music sheet patterned paper as my base, distressed edges and inked them with Fired Brick distress ink. My next layer is a wooden wall patterned paper that I also distressed around the edges and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. To create the holiday wreath I used Cricut cutouts that I inked with Peeled Paint distress ink and some of them also have Vintage Photo ink added... The small pine branches are Martha Stewart branch punches in dark green and brown. I added some red berries to it and a shabby bow with jingle bells covered with rustic gold embossing powder which I used as glitter rather than embossing tool.
This quadruple shabby bow was made with Lipstick Red seam binding ribbon and embellished with tiny red twine bow and jingle bells.
The sentiment was created on my PC, printed on white cardstock and distressed with Antique Linen distress ink. I placed the sentiment into a Tim Holtz rustic metal frame. I added another bow underneath it and couple of red berry branches to add to a very festive look.
Couple more side views of the card...
I am entering this card into following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers and More...#127 A Touch of Charm I added the jingle bells :)
Fusion Card Challenge Sparkly Christmas I was inspired by the photo and used music sheet paper, red bow and jingle bells.
Just us Girls #268 Photo Inspiration Challenge where I found inspiration in the wooden part of the sled and the wreath.
A Christmas Card Challenge Merry Monday #135 Christmas Bells I added the jinble bells to my wreath.
and I decided to enter this card as my second entry to
The Mixed Media Challenge #5 Christmas
I hope you enjoyed this post.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by...
I am honored to announce that my card was highlighted at The Mixed Media Challenge by two designers: Kripa and Shery! Thank you so very much!