Friday, 7 October 2011

Berry Red, Berry Bright ...

my shot at a Christmas card for a male - always a tough order, but I think this one would be just about acceptable :)

I've used one of my new Penny Black's for this card - love the wintry scene. I stamped it in black,  picked out the berries with a red marker and then added red glitter to give them a bright sparkly appearance. I also added a bit of iridescent glitter for a snowy look and stamped a greeting in the corner. It's matted onto gold pearlescent and dark green cardstock.

The design paper is from Paper Cellar and the inside trim is from what is left over after making the band of gold matted trim on the front. The back is similarly decorated.

I kept the embellishments simple - don't think men go for fussy - just a few green card candies on the topper and gold on the trim.

Materials used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake for base; Neenah Solar in white for the topper; gold pearlescent card and green card for matting from stash
Design Paper: Paper Cellar Traditional Christmas 6"x6" pad
Stamp: Penny Black, Berry Red, Snow White; greeting from Anita's Magical Christmas set
Other materials: Docrafts red glitter, iridescent glitter from stash; Craftwork Cards Candi

Hopefully, I'll just be in time to submit this to Crafty Hazel's CHNC Challenge 40: for a male - that's if I hurry.

Happy Crafting,


Hazel said...

You were well in time this week, Elizabeth - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 40 with such a super card - I haven't seen that PB stamp before - think I must investigate - look forward to seeing what you come up with for tomorrow's challenge. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

HI there Elizabeth very tasteful as usual! love it - love Chinese blossoms,Shaz in oz.x

Di said...

Perfect card Elizabeth - for a man as you say, but equally so for anyone. Love the stamp and also the papers. In short - I love it! Di xx

karen said...

Your card is gorgeous! And the recipient could be male or female. A great start on your xmas list! Lovely work!
xoxo Karen

Jackie said...

Superb card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

stunning card elizabeth.i love the fab stamp and your colours and design are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card as always. Marie-Louise

Dolly Daydreams said...

What do you mean just about acceptable ! The man who doesn't like this doesn't deserve to get a card !Beautiful inside and out. You have created a fabulous winter scene for us and i love it.


Colleen said...

Just wonderful Elizabeth! You do beautiful work! :)


MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I really do like this card, Elizabeth, so very stylish. Never mind it being for a man, i would love it too.