Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Red and White Christmas Card

I finished the colour challenges for the Kards for Kids 2013 hand made holiday card drive!  I was inspired by the cards made by my Creative Crew over the weekend in a fundraising event for the foster dog and dog rescue group, the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue.  Two of Monika's three cards featured circles.  I am a circle lover! (Circles feel like a natural phenomenon to me.)

One of my card samples had ornaments hanging in a window-like shape.  Monika put hers in a framed circle.  The other card of hers used a negative cut out of a circle to frame a penguin.  Then I watched this card making video from Gina K. Designs.  I have been drooling over the stamp in that video since I saw it in this earlier embossed card video from Gina K. Designs.  (It's in unbelievably fanciful!)

Well, somehow all these design elements came together and gave me a great idea!  I used a circle negative cut out and individual snowflake stamps to make my own stamped hanging snowflake ornaments!  Here's the first mask:
I followed this design and made two monochromatic versions: one blue and one red.  The red and white one I am submitting to the Kards for Kids drive as one of their colour challenges.  I'm going to send along the blue one too.

I just drew the ribbons on myself.

It was a tad difficult to squeeze them all on to the portrait card.  I prefer portrait oriented cards because I find they stand up better.  So, I decided to make one, big, bold ornament like the Gina K. Designs one:
I am quite happy with how this Christmas card turned out!  I can imagine it in all colour pallets, even black and white could look nice.

Sometimes it's great to craft with others to get inspired in unexpected ways!

1 comment:

Thank-you for sharing your thoughts.