Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Red and green Christmas

I'm just sneaking in for this week's One Layer Wednesday challenge. Susan is hosting this week and she's sprung a Christmas card on us this time. The challenge is to use red and green stamping on a white or cream base.

I used Cryogen White cardstock which is a milky white with a subtle shimmer, two shades of green Distress ink and a red. The square is simply the Distress pad pressed directly on to the card base - I love the slightly shabby, weathered feel you get from doing this.

I had a terrible time getting a photo of this - everything looks yellower than it really is but none of the corrections I tried in Photoshop looked right either so I decided to call it a day in the end!

The card is 4.25" square.

Stamps:
The Pines (Cornish Heritage Farms, retired)
Sentiment from Season's Greetings (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Cryogen white

Ink:
Distress ink by Ranger (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick)

Other:
Paper piercer
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Joanne! Just catching up today--sorry I've missed so much lately! Your Spring card is so pretty from your last post, and I LOVE that Steampunk card--fabulous, my friend!

Hope your day is wonderful!

Julie

Caroline Hallett said...

this is a lovely christmas card - really like it

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful card, love the distressed panel behind the trees

Tineke said...

This card is beautiful! Perfect colours
Geetings, Tineke

Traceyr said...

Stunning Joanne. :)

Kathyk said...

It's lovely and a great idea to use the stamp pad as your background square

Kathyk

Debgem said...

I really like this - the trees are stunning, and I like the paper pricking beneath the senitment!

cardesque said...

I love your less is more look on these cards - fab!


Jackie

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, and one down for Christmas too!

Gez said...

Gorgeous Joanne :)

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours & stamping! x

Rachelxx said...

Loving this Joanne :-)

The 'simplicity'is lovely & beautifully balanced.

Vicky Hayes said...

I've just come back from visiting in your neck of the woods - stayed in Tynemouth and spent an afternoon up on the Wall! I love this graphic Christmas card - actually I love everything you make!

Susan said...

I LOVE the tress!!! Awesome Christmas card!

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! I love how this turned out! So simple and soooooo pretty!