Monday, 6 August 2018

Hot Christmas!

We always associate Christmas with snow, but that's really only the case in the northern half of the Northern Hemisphere - and even then, snow at Christmas in the UK is pretty rare. I've spent Christmas in the tropics several times and it's still hot there, and of course heading on south it is in the middle of summer. So here's a card made in HOT colours.


I inked the embossing folder - an old magazine freebie - with red, orange, yellow and hot pink distress inks then ran it through with white card to give a faux letterpress effect.
The tree is stamped with some of the same inks and die-cut with a matching die.
I'd originally intended to place the tree in the centre of the embossed area to maximise the white space on this CAS card, but it looked lost - it's amazing what a difference moving it to one side made!

I am sharing this with
Alphabet Challenge - Jingle Bells
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Embossing or ATG
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - hot/warm colours
CAS Christmas - Tree

16 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Swissie said...

Great embossing. Wonderful card with these warm colours!
Hugs, Liv

Bonnie said...

I love seeing your Christmas card is these warm colors, Jane! I love traditional colors but I'm always drawn to those cards in non-traditional colors. We don't usually have snow in NC at Christmas either and more often have to wear short sleeves on Christmas day! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

I love your non traditional Christmas colour and you embossing folder letter press. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas card Jane, love the pretty embossed background you created. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a creative card, Jane! I love your faux letterpress effect on your panel and your tree is so cute! Loving your summertime color palette, too...Fabulous take on the CAS Christmas card challenge!

Loll said...

Your tropical Christmas card is so fun, Jane!! LOVE those colours (my favs!). Great technique with inking the embossing folder. Since the tree is similar colours and it has a fairly busy background, moving the tree off to the side really brings your eye to focus on it! Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

MaryH said...

Coming from So Florida most of our Christmas was sunny & balmy, and we frequently had our holiday meal out on the patio. So I really appreciate the warm colors of this nifty tree card. Love how you've used the EF inking to do the background and the pretty stamping on the special tree too! TFS

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty Christmas tree card, Jane! I love your faux letterpress effect with warm colors. The white parts look like icing on Christmas cookies. Love the square design too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the non-traditional colors for your fun tree and background!!

Cazro said...

A brilliant non traditional colours card for the Christmas season. love the background stamp. Thanks for creating and sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT.

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Emma said...

Super cute card, thank you for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge for our ‘J is for Jingle Bells’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x

Nance said...

Love your "hot" Christmas tree colors, very pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas Challenge this month!

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper