Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Bold, Dramatic Christmas Card

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I went way out on a limb with this card.  So not my normal type of Christmas card, but it was fun to "walk on the wild side" with this colour combo :)

The papers are from SEI's Kris Kringle paper pack.  I loved the metallic touches on the paper (hard to see them in the picture).  The glitch in the process was the fact that the only paper in the pack that worked with it was this polka dotted black one.  That being said, I decided to go with a bold, dramatic Christmas card (at least in my mind it is).   Don't think I have ever used this much black on a Christmas card, but I think it works.  A big red bow and yet another red snowflake helped tone the black down a bit.

The card is actually growing on me now that I am over the shock factor of all that black on the card LOL!  Better yet, I have just the person I can give it to :)

Off to meet my in-laws at the ferry terminal so we can go for lunch and do a gift exchange since they won't be with us at Christmas this year as they are heading to Alberta to to celebrate with my hubby's siblings.  They are the best in-laws anyone could ask for, and their presence will be missed.

Wishing you a fabulous day!



What's In It?
Stamps:  Joy to the World Plain Jane (Verve)
Paper:  Kris Kringle (SEI), Real Red, Gold, Black
Ink: Black
Accessories: Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Jumbo Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Gold Half Pearls, Button, Gold Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

21 comments:

Caroline said...

This is stunning the layout is gorgeous and I love the colours. Caroline xxx

Marianne said...

Actually, I had not really noticed the black until you pointed it out. Instead my eye was drawn to the big red ribbon and bow and the colourful presents paper. I actually think the black paper makes for a nice starry background. So you see, it's all in the mind.
I went kind of bold with last week's Mojo Monday sketch, with a big poinsettia in aqua felt. Hey, if you can get away with red snowflakes, I can use aqua poinsettias LOL.
Hope you'll have a wonderful time with your in-laws!

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful day with your in-laws...I love the striking colors!

Dawn Easton said...

LOL @ walking on the wild side! Love it! Your card turned out wonderfully!!! I love the bold red!

Hope you have a nice visit with your inlaws!

Darlene Gabriel said...

This card is gorgeous and I think the black works wonderfully here. That is such fun paper and I love the gold paper and embellishments you've combined with it. I hope you had a wonderful time visiting with your in-laws.
Hey if you have a minute and want to take a look, I have a card in the May Arts "All that Glitters" challenge here: I have a card entered in the May Arts "All that Glitters" challenge here: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/all-that-glitters-christmas-craft-challenge-entries-and-a-giveaway/

Maureen said...

love the funky paper! I think the colours all work! You'll have to send it to someone super special :)

Lee-Anne said...

Ha...walking on the wild side...you are so funny, girl! I do love the black and white paper...it really adds some punch! Enjoy your time with the in-laws!

Sue said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards! They just scream "happy" to me. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Great bold colors, the paper is perfect and I like how it turned out.

Vickie Z said...

I think this is a fabulous Christmas card!! The reds and blacks with that patterned paper are perfect!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

It's bold and dramatic AND LOVELY! The black and gold(ish) really works here!! Hugs :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Another stunner! Love that ribbon~

LeAnne said...

It's beautiful! IN FACT, it is so beautiful that it pushed me over the edge and I finally went to Verve and bought that verse stamp! You are an enabler with this beauty!

Danni said...

Wow! this is amazing! Love how vibrant and happy it is!! Fabulous! Enjoy your family time!

Audrey Ann said...

This is beautiful - I love the papers, wonderful pop of red, and your perfect sentiment. So nice!

nwilliams6 said...

This is fabulous! Such beautiful papers and the colors and patterns all work together. The script on that sentiment is fun, and with the fun papers this just turned out so well. Great card Marisa - love it.

Sorry you will have to miss some of your family at Christmas. It is great that you can meet them early and get a head start on Christmas. Metting at the Ferry sounds fun - how cool! Hugz!

scrappingnana said...

I think it is a beautiful card. Love the bold colors and design of your card. TFS

Bonnie said...

Bold, dramatic and beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

So very pretty! Love the design!

Christina said...

I think the dramatic colors are perfectly suited to the sentiment, especially the oversized word "joy". Love the touches of gold and your perfect bow!

Crochet Girl said...

I love you're cards!!!!!