Saturday, August 20, 2011

Christmas Wishes in Purple!

I have a holiday card to share!  It's never too early to start making Christmas cards!  I'm always happy to find some in my stash come December!

I created this card with stamps from Artistic Outpost's Frosty and Friends!  Love the retro images!!!

I challenged myself to work with purple on this card. Not one of my "go-to" colors! 

I started by stamping this cute little girl with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I watercolored her using Distress Stains as my color palette.  I dabbed some stain on my craft sheet and picked up the color with a waterbrush.  I like the soft colors.
I cut her out and layered her onto a cream blossom cut with Spellbinders Blossom Tags and Accents and a picot edge circle cut with Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles #4.  I  used Distress Antique Linen Stain over the picot edge circle.  It also has snowflakes stamped on it and embossed with Winter White EP. 
On my card front is a mat cut with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Three  (love this shape!) cut from Cosmo Cricket paper.  I added Eggplant Distress Stain over it. Then I stamped and heat embossed snowflakes with Winter White EP.  That's layered onto a purple mat and then onto a cream card front.
I added lace and seam binding across the bottom. The seam binding was colored with Eggplant Distress Stain.  I tied a bow with the ribbon and then added another bow above it.

"Christmas Wishes" is stamped with Ranger Eggplant ink and clear heat embossed.  I added some Distress Antique Linen ink over it.  I cut a narrow strip with notched ends.  It's fastened to the card with a pearl head stick pin.  I tucked in 3 little holly accents.  These were cut with Spellbinders Holly Accents.  I cut apart the border to use just the holly piece.  I water colored them using dye ink for color.  The berries are dots of Viva Red Paint Pen with Winter White EP over the top.  I actually sprinkled it on while the paint was still wet and heated it.  The paint held it's shape!  The berries look frosted!

Artistic Outpost Frosty & Friends, Sleigh Ride
Spellbinders S5-056 Holly Accents
                        S4-345 Picot Edge Circles
                        S5-072 Blossom Tags and Accents
                        LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three
Ranger Distress Stains: Eggplant, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint,
                                           Wild Honey, Spun Sugar,
Ranger Eggplant ink
Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather Flurries
Sparkle & Sprinkle Winter White EP
Viva Paint Pen - Red
Bazzill purple
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares
Seam binding
Pearl head pin


Mary Jo said...

The colors work well with this stamp. Very pretty and those labels 23 just help make it perfect. Glad to see you had some time to create.

Joan said...

that little girl is cute .....
your card is beautiful and the colours work so well

Sue said...

This retro stamp set is so cool!
And, I'm not big on purple either, but love how it worked with this little beauty.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Judy your purple color tones are so rich and elegant. Love the popped up sentiment banner!

rhayhurst said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Marge said...

LOVE this elegantly vintage purple holiday card -- simply soft and sweet perfection!!!