Friday, 11 November 2016

MCV70 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where Chriss gave us this inspiration:



I focused on Chriss':
-use of patterned paper as a key element of the card
-gold die cut sentiment
-strip of gold at the bottom
-additional die cuts

I don't often allow patterned paper to take centre stage of my cards, but I was so taken with Chriss' geometric paper and how important a role it plays in the feeling of her card, that I decided to give it a try. I found this old marbled paper in my stash (I think from the Japanese paper shop) and I love how it has almost-Christmas tree shapes in the pattern.

I used:
-marbled paper from my stash (alas, I can not take credit for making this gorgeous background!)
-Stamplorations Merry Christmas
-MFT Chill WishesDies

17 comments:

Jen W. said...

That paper is gorgeous and it totally has the feel of Christmas trees. Love this!!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! What a fantastic card. I love the marble paper - it really is the star and has tree shapes in it!! Love it!

!neke said...

Fantastic card !!!!!!
Great background !!!

Bobby said...

Love that paper, Ardyth, and the gold with it keeps it a simple yet stunning card.

Silver C said...

Grand! ⛄

Geri said...

For a minute there I thought I clicked on the wrong blog! This is fabulous...and yes, the paper definitely has a Christmas tree look! The gold looks great!

Jenni's Jems said...

That is one gorgeous paper and I can see the trees in it!and your right all it needed was the gold embossing....I am in the process of moving crafty rooms again and everything is higglty piggilty hopefully will be able to take part this week x

Sheila H said...

The patterned paper is so special - it's a beautiful background for the sentiment die.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, wow!
I love how you used this beautiful paper as your inspiration! Lovely organic movement and I bet it has some gorgeous texture, too!
😘 Chriss

Lindsey said...

OH! That paper! And perfect with the gold tree and sentiment to pull out the gold in the design.

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW Ardyth, that paper is stunning and your card is really lovely...just love it.

Aileen Ryan said...

Love this Ardyth, the paper is a perfect setting for the die cut and christmas tree.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

WOW, love this such an awesome paper!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card Ardyth...love that background, it looks amazing with all the gold.

Lisa said...

Oh what pretty paper! This is wonderful!!

TK said...

Beautiful! Congrats on stepping out of your comfort zone because that paper is gorgeous! I see the trees too!

cards by cara said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I used some patterned paper too .. not my usual but good to get some used up! ;)