Blue Christmas

Traditional colours

I was recently chatting with my 3-year old son about traffic rules.

- When the light is green, - I explain, - you are allowed to drive. When it is red - you are not, and have to stop.

- Even though you have a red car, mommy? 

Blue is the new red

I have given in the current trend of blue Christmas cards. The water colour paper background is sprayed with blue Glimmer mist, afterwards I applied a bunch of different stamps.

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For the embellishments, I used round stars die and leaves. Stars were embossed with white glitter, and I added the structure to the leaves with a black pen. Cheese cloth is spayed with blue Glimmer Mist, like the background.

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For the sentiment, I used vellum paper and embossed the stamp "Season's greetings" with Black Sparkle. Just a tip - use heat gun underneath the vellum to prevent it from bending upwards. Flower petals are embossed with the tool, slightly.

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For the card, I took A4 black cardstock and scored it half. The principle for this card is the same, as I used for the Man's card in my other blog post. The card should contain a small pocket for the money gift and a greeting inside. Cheese cloth, stars. I added vellum circle stars die cut, just to bring an extra dimension.

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Further, the center piece of the composition is built around the golden deer, framed by black and white twine.

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The finished card on the white background with snow balls, pearls and stars. It is Christmas! :-)

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- Water colour paper, Flying Tiger
- Glimmer Mist, Tattered Angels
- Embossing powders and glass
- Black & white twine
- Snow balls (Rema1000)
- Xmas leaves, Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Greens
- Star circle die, deer, Ebay
- Background stamps, Ebay & Bo Bunny

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Colour palette

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Here is the same card, with a contrasting background

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