Thursday 22 December 2022

Red, Gold and Green

Good morning everyone, all my Christmas cards are finished and either posted (though God knows when/if they will arrive), hand delivered or waiting for me to see the recipients over the next couple of days; so today I’d like to share an ATC I made for the Visible Image December swap over on FB. The theme this month was traditional Christmas colours, and the rules are that only VI stamps, stencils and dies can be used.

I cut a piece of stamping card 3.25” x 2.25” and stamped/ heat embossed the tree and Christmas  numbering. I then created the background by sprinkling on brusho ink and spritzing with water. I then applied red and gold gems to represent tree baubles, edged the panel with gold Posca pen and matted onto standard ATC size card … that’s it!

Stamps: Visible Image Christmas Tree, Distressed Christmas;
Media: Brusho ink (Vermilion); Versafine Clair (Shady Lane); Versamark; gold and clear embossing powders;
Gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

ATC’s With a Heart - Christmas - TOP 3
Creative Moments #241 - Christmas/Winter Celebrations
Dream Valley #284 - Christmas (2nd entry) - WINNER
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #130 - Anything Christmas Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Party Time
Sisterhood of Crafters - Traditional Christmas Colours (Red and Green)
Winter Wonderland (December) - Anything Christmas Goes
Word Art Wednesday #575/576 - Anything Goes - TOP 3

Hope your Christmas preparations are going well, and you’re not getting too stressed! Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Donna Walls said...

I love Visible Image and this is a great card featuring those lovely images. Thanks for linking up at The Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge.
Donna xx

Diane said...

Beautiful and creative card, love the background too!
Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}
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Sarn said...

A lovely festive ATC.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty, Pauline. I love the stamp with the gold embossing on the background. It's perfect. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing art with us at Word Art Wednesday. It blesses me every time I see your wonderful art linked with us. I do hope you'll also take part in the Blog Hop for a chance to win all those awesome prizes. Have a wonderful week.
Word Art Wednesday

Ina G said...

Gorgeous VI tree and love the fabulous gold embossing and red background. Thanks for sharing at Sisterhood of Crafters.

brenda said...

Very festive Pauline, the gold EP adds a lovely touch.

B x

Linby said...

Love how you used the gems on this wonderful festive card.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love the traditional colours and the gorgeous design Pauline. A really lovely card.
Happy Christmas
Faith x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wonderful take on the theme! Thanks for sharing over at the Holly and Ivy Challenge.

Sandra Wright. said...

Stunning Atc, love the heat embossing.
Thank you for playing along with us at Atcs with a Heart

Conny said...

Really wonderful ATC! Love the colours!
Thanks for joining us at ATCs mit Herz!


MagsB said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

love Mags B x