Wednesday 16 May 2012

Two occasions, same colours

I was intrigued by the colour challenge at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week so I thought I'd have a go at a Christmas card (in May! I know!) I set myself a further challenge by making a non-festive card with the colours too! Come and have a look:

The Christmas card uses this lovely skater image from Winters Post. I stamped it in Basic Grey on watercolour paper and coloured it with markers and an aqua painter. The card is mounted onto a square of card stock that has had Wisteria Wonder bakers twine wound round and round it and tied into a bow decorated with a Perfect Plum brad.

For the thank you card I used the sketch at Clean and Simple Stamping. I started by masking off the middle section with post it notes and sponging a border with Wisteria Wonder ink.

The central strip is made with Concord Crush card stock attached to a Concord Crush circle. these are topped with a white card stock sentiment strip with a ribbon tail end punched into it with a square punch. The circle is decorated with a watercoloured flower spray from Bordering on Romance.

Here's what you'll need to make these cards:
Stamps: Winter Post, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, watercolour paper
Other: Perfect Plum brad, Wisteria Wonder bakers twine, white gel pen, stamp-a-majig, 
Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Thank You Kindly
Ink: Basic Grey, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Card stock: Whisper White, Concord Crush
Other: Markers, paper snips, square punch, 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, stamp-a-majig 
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My daughter might be deep into her exams but she's not too busy to organise an outfit for her prom party! She has The Dress, a beautiful bronze silk that looks beautiful with her colouring, and found a waterfall style necklace to wear with it. I found her fiddling with her necklace the other day. She looked up as I came in. "Look Mummy," she said. "I can play Jingle Bells on my necklace!" Hmmm. I'm sure that'll be in great demand as a bit of light entertainment at the prom!

Thank you for visiting me today. I shall be back tomorrow with a  quick design for Three Minute Thursday so do pop back if you have a minute!


  1. These cards are great, Vicky! I don't think its' ever too early to get a start on your Christmas cards.
    Cheers, Karen

  2. I do SO love Wisteria Wonder,,,,and Concord Crush....and your card!

  3. Two lovely cards are good starting your Christmas cards early..


  4. Vicky you and your family do make me chuckle with your goings on !!! Would love to see a photo of your daughter in her prom dress. Two beautiful cards, love the image on the first card and so beautifully coloured. The second a stylish design piece you are one classy broad !!!


  5. The Christmas card is gorgeous even in May! Having seen your cards using the Bordering on Romance stamp set I can resist no longer.
    You are obviously not the only one with Christmas in mind, would love to hear Jingle Bells played on a necklace!

  6. Two lovely cards Vicky, love the skating image and the colour combo. hope you'll post a prom picture for us all :o)
    Val x

  7. Morning Vicky - thank you for your entry into this week's colour challenge at 52CCT - it's a beautifully elegant card.
    Love the second card too - Jacqueline xx

  8. 2 Fab cards here Vicky. I really LOVE those flowers!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  9. Your Christmas card is Just Gorgeous! LOve this image and the twine is sooo pretty.
    Gorgeous Thank You card too...LOve how you have done the sentiment.

  10. Gorgeous vintage scene for a Christmas card, love both of them, the colours are so pretty :0)
    I remember prom dress shopping, good fun until you come to the accessories !!!.... That bit took ages!
    Jenny x

  11. Beautiful cards, I love it's simplicity

  12. two gorgeous cards, especially love the christmas card, this is my all time fav christmas set!
    Kelly xx

  13. Both stunning cards Vicky Luv Sue x

  14. Such amazing creations, Vicky! LOVE your use of the colors for two different cards!!! Your 52CCT card is just gorgeous--love the use of the coloring and your spring card is beautiful!!! Thanks for joining in again at 52CCT!!! :)

  15. The Winter Post skaters work really well with these colors and the thank you card is gorgeous!

  16. These are both so lovely, the couple skating looks so in love, it would make a great image for a Valentine card!

  17. Love both of your cards Vicky, great colouring of the images. Great use of twine in the Christmas card and I love the sponged border and fab layout of the Thank You card! Ruth x

  18. Love the old fashioned Xmas card and the twine is fabulous on it. The thank you card is so pretty, love those flowers.


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