Friday, November 26, 2010

Inkspirations Challenge #50 - Contempo Christmas

It's Friday night, so time to play along with another Inkspirations Challenge!  Keesh has a colour challenge for you, & here are the gorgeous colours:-

This week I have made a Christmas card using the SU set Contempo Christmas & the matching ornament punch, kindly lent to me by the lovely Jenni Oliver.  Thanks Jen :) *waving*

I've kept to a really clean, simple design, with lots of white space.  I really like the way it turned out with these non-traditional colours.

The sentiment has been added by way of a tag on each ornament (love this cute little punch!).  I stitched the hanging threads with an iridescent thread over a line of silver gel pen.  The ornaments have been clear embossed to make them shiny & then popped up on dimensionals.  Here's a close up:-

The silver cord is actually hat elastic, which I sealed the ends off with clear nail polish to stop the fibres from fraying.

Make sure you go & check out all the DT Member's creations & have some fun & play along!

Inkspirations Challenges Site Makeesha Brandi Carrie Cindy Helen Ilina Kirsty Lee-Anne Marisa Renée
Card Components:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets:  SU Contempo Christmas & So Many Sayings (retired Hostess set)
Inks:  Tempting Turquoise, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Other:  Iridescent Sewing Thread, Silver Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Brads, Jewellery Tag Punch, Silver Hat Elastic, Dimensionals


Christine Blain said...

Helen, I love your idea of incorporating the sentiment(s) that way - too clever! The stitching looks beautiful. Gorgeous card!!

Marisa said...

Darling use of the ornaments and the little tags on them are too cute! Well done with his week's colours :)

Paula said...

I lvoe the use of non traditional colours on a Christmas card, Helen. You have really nailed this one. Love the fine details, stitching, embossing, bows and sentiments. A beautiful layout :-)

Lee-Anne said...

This is just gorgeous Helen. You've used the colours so well, I love the ornaments, with the little tags, brads and silver cord. My Mum has just bought this set and punch, I will show her your card, as I know she'll love to CASE it, if that's okay :) Have a lovely week.

Renée said...

love the stitching and the tags off the ornaments, Helen!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is so great! I love the simplicity but the extra little detail of those little tags. Beautiful!

Beedubya said...

I love the wee tags on those gorgeous ornaments! Who knew that this combo would work for a CHristmas card? Gorgeous!

xo B.

Cindy Major said...

Oh, I love how you added a different word on the little tags hanging from the ornament - such a cute touch!!


Makeesha Byl said...

Oh these colours work amazing for a Chrissy card Helen! Love the little tags you added to the baubels too! THanks so much for your inspiration this week! Love Keesh x

Nance said...

Oh my goodness, I love this! Love the non-traditional colors on a holiday card, the stitching is fantastic and the tiny tags are brilliant! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today. Cheers!