Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Blue And Silver Christmas Card

Hello and welcome, hope this finds you all well.  We are in a snowfall warning here so I'm snuggled up inside watching the snowflakes fall and continuing to work on cards to link up with Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags Of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  If you haven't heard about Linda's challenge, sponsored by her online shop The Funkie Junkie Boutique, click here to read all about it, you have until December 29th to get your projects linked up.

This card was inspired by Linda's week #9 tag, it's pretty much exactly like Linda's tag other than the colour scheme and the sentiment.

I have become enamoured of the colour turquoise this year, Therm O Web's Turquoise Deco Foil has made an appearance on several of my Christmas projects already, so when I saw Linda's lovely purple tag I envisioned it in shades of blue and silver.

Linda started her tag with a textured gessoed background but I was in a hurry and didn't want to wait for gesso to dry so added a coat of Distress Matte Collage medium to my white cardstock panel with a rough brush to add some texture.  The Distress Collage medium dries very quickly so I was able to get onto the next step which was to add a scratchy coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Turquoise Hue paint.  This paint is semi-transparent so some of the white cardstock still showed through which is what I wanted.  But after adding the turquoise paint I realized I'd added it all over the panel and had neglected to leave some white at the bottom of the panel as Linda had done, so out came the white gesso (so much for not wanting to wait for gesso to dry!).

I then added some sprays of Heidi Swapp White Color Shine for my 'snowflakes' and tattered the edges of the panel once everything had dried.

The sentiment at the bottom was die cut from PeelnStickToner sheet covered with Turquoise Deco Foil using Tim Holtz's Holiday Words #2: Thin dies.  The negative of the die cut was sanded lightly for a timeworn appearance and added to the bottom of the painted panel.

Two of the deer from Tim's Winter Wonderland die set were cut from silver Metallic Kraft-Stock and lightly sanded.  Two trees were then die cut with Tim's Woodlands dies from more turquoise foiled Toner sheet that had been sanded and the trees and deer layered atop each other above the sentiment.

And finally, some Mini Holiday Greens were die cut from silver Metallic Kraft-Stock and the turquoise foiled Toner sheet and added to the top of the card along with a dot of silver Stickles Glitter glue.

The cardstock panel was then adhered to a card blank stamped with one of Tim's Doodle Greetings #2 sentiments and my Blue And Silver Christmas card was done.

I'm feeling like the little engine that could, I have three more cards to make to complete Linda's challenge and I think I might actually get them all done this year; there's a first time for everything!  Stay tuned, I will (hopefully) be back again soon to share another card with you, happy creating everyone!

Deb xo


  1. This is STUNNING Deb and at the same time very CHEERFUL too. Love the colors - almost monochromatic like!! The silver if just the perfect amount of FESTIVITY too!! MERRY CHRISTMAS and thank you for being a friend to me for the past few years. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2018! XXj.

  2. I absolutely love this card Deb! The gesso really looks beautiful and dramatic against the textured background. Simply stunning!!! Merry Christmas, Autumn

  3. Stunning card...love all that blue! Merry merry Christmas to you!

  4. Gorgeous card Deb, great colour choice. Hope your Christmas is very special. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  5. Ooh this is soooooo beautiful! Stunning colours. xxx

  6. This is drop dead gorgeous. LOVE the turquoise and the wonderful snowy icy feel you have achieved with this! The silver accents are so perfect. Wonderful entry for week #9!


  7. I do love the color combo on this and the use of foil makes this so festive! Love the sanded metallic deer! Hugs!


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