Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Cherry Cobbler Welcome Christmas

My Aunt requested me to make a card with Son on it.  I hope she likes this one! 

I've followed the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  

As you can see I've slightly adapted it.  

I love the stamp set Welcome Christmas.  I've used it a lot this year.  The family is particularly evocative of times gone by.  

So I've given the card a vintage feel by using Cherry Cobbler which gives a lovely rich deep red.  Then with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder in the background I can start to imagine this cosy living room.  

Some sparkly glitter on the tree and on the berries on the wreath brings along some Christmas magic.  I contrasted all this warmth with some cool Basic Grey.  I refrained from sponging the background and edges which I would normally add for a vintage feel but instead left the Very Vanilla and other card stock crisp and clean. 

I've cut out my wreath which was actually easy to do.  Just punch a hole in the middle to get   yourself started.  This was added with dimensionals as is my sentiment tag.  The sentiment is from For My Family and punched out using Word Window Punch, then set on the tag which is part of the Petal Cone Bigz Die.  

I like the way this has turned out.  Thanks for coming by and a big Hello to Gillian.  Thanks for following. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up! Unless otherwise stated 

Card - Card base from my stash, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey
Stamps - Welcome Christmas, For my Family
Die - Petal Cone
Punch - Word window
Other - Dimensionals, Glitter from my stash


Linda Callahan said...

Pretty holiday card! Love the gray with the red!

craftattack said...

Lovely card, gorgeous colour! Valerie

Lauri Ingram said...

Wonderful! I love that image as well..such a great holiday scene! I am sure she (and he!) will love it! Thanks for joining Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Such a pretty Christmas card. I'm sure your aunt will love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Christy Q said...

What a great traditional classic Christmas card you've created with the vintage image and colors. Love your take on the sketch as well! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a lovely card and a fabulous take on the sketch this week!
Love the texture and sentiment banner, oh an the sparkle on the tree is so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Faith A said...

I expect she was absolutely thrilled with this it's lovely


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