Tuesday 29 September 2015

Love Peace Joy

A quick post from me showing another Christmas card, using lots of NBUS (never-before-used schtuff).

My inspiration came from this month's pin-sights challenge by Ellen Hudson.

I focussed on the black background with the bold white text and added the stars as a finishing touch.

The background was heat-embossed in white (SSS) onto Canson water colour card and coloured using water and black Brushos. I guess I overworked the Brushos too much, but I do like the slight variations in colour, especially when compared to the same background I heat-embossed onto black cardstock. I die cut the stag and stars from some old metal cardstock from my stash and adhered the stag die cut plus two thin strips to a piece of vellum (Bazzill) and adhered this to my panel, which is slightly larger than a standard A2 size, but I liked the layout and dimensions so much that I simply cut my base card to match. All stamps and dies are from the Essentials by Ellen collection (Ellen Hudson) and were designed by Julie Ebersole.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
AAACards - 49 Word play
 Aud Sentiments - 141 Let's get started on Christmas projects
(I'm hoping my background qualifies as one big sentiment)
CCC - 43 Anything Christmas goes
Jingle Belles - Non-Christmas winter/holiday card
SSS Wednesday challenge - No designer paper


  1. Great card!
    I have some NBUS to get busy using too!

  2. Love it Marianne. I'm not sure you can overwork Brusho's, that's what like about them as there is no right or wrong and every time it's different.

    B x

  3. Lovely clean design. Smashing card.

  4. Wow, that's amazing! Love that little red star on your background, too.

  5. A classy and very stylish Christmas card. Love your take on our wordy challenge and Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  6. This is FANTASTIC!!! What a fabulous translation of the inspiration piece and our wordy challenge!!!!. I love it! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

  7. Love that back ground ! Thanks for sharing this great card with us at Christmas Card Challenges .

  8. This is a really classy card. Love the background and the Brusho's really work for me, love the variation you get from them. Loving the colours and the layout is fabulous!

  9. what a great take on that cool inspiration challenge and just an all-round super-fun winter holiday card! thanks for joining the cardmaking fun with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  10. Love this ... your metallic reindeer is awesome ... thanks for singing The Hanukkah Song with us at Jingle Belles.

  11. This is a really cool card. Great wordy bg and I love the color combination. :) Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Mostly Words Challenge. Melissa - DT

  12. What a great card and such a clever and striking background!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge.

  13. Sorry to be late commenting - only just got back from holiday and now trying to catch up looking at everyone's stunning Christmas projects for our challenge at Aud Sentiments. Wow this card is so much fun and so striking too - love it. Annie xxx

  14. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  15. I love this take on our Word Play challenge - that background is fabulous! Such a great - crisp and modern holiday card! Love it! Jill at AAA Cards