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.

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

Cryogen white

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

Paper piercer
Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by!


Hearts Turned 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!


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


Deborah Frings said...

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

Jackie Elwin said...

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


Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, and one down for Christmas too!

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous Joanne :)

Anonymous 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!