Sunday 20 May 2018

Dashing through the stars

Red and brown is a slightly unusual colour combo for a Christmas card but thanks to a lovely Tonic Studios paper pad it's one I come back to time and time again.

As for that Gummiapan reindeer stamp, it's a real favourite and looks wonderful stamped in a deep red. I really ought to get the matching die, it's pretty easy to fussy cut but a die would give a neater finish.

I decorated the card with some jute mesh - this was a right bar steward to stick down! It was so twisted and distorted it wouldn't lie flat enough to stay on the paper for long enough to stick. In the end I had to pipe dots of Glossy Accents here and there all over, hold it down with removable sticky tape and then weigh it down with acrylic blocks before it would stick.

Over the top of that I added some self-adhesive felt snowflake border and on top of that some twine. A simple stamped sentiment finishes it off - and now I've blown up the photo I can see that I'm going to have to go and remove that and put it back straight!

I am sharing this with

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Stars
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything goes (or candy canes)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Jingle Belles - ribbon (or twine or ric rac or braid or...)


Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely Christmas card, I love the raindeer

Sheryl said...

Fab card again Jane.Love the texture provided by the huge mesh.
Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, I love your fussy cutting, It looks die cut!! Hazel x

Dawn Phillips said...

Lovely card hun. Love Dawn x

Lucinda said...

Oh my, sounds like you and a battle with the jute! But the layers across the centre do look fabulous, I hope you agree it was worth it. Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT.

Sue - said...

Love it Jane, maybe the wonky sentiment is an optical illusion!

SmilynStef said...

Love that wonderful texture ... thanks so much for helping us *tie one on* at Jingle Belles.

AlisonC said...

The colours are unusual but lovely and this is a great layout. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

sweet art designs said...

Loving all the textures. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

lauren bergold said...

oh how i LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVe that cool jute, it adds soooo much amazing texture! definitely worth the struggle, lol! awesome addition to our ribbon and trimmings gallery at JINGLE BELLES! ♥