Sunday, 7 September 2014
Kraft and Cream Christmas
Over on the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog this month's challenge is to make a Christmas card using kraft card and cream as the predominant colours, but you can add an accent of another colour. Some of the DT team have used red which looks so effective but I chose gold..
My card was made for a specific person and is a hard one for me to make. It's for my niece's husband. We lost my niece very suddenly and tragically in June 2013; she was just 31 years old. This is the second Christmas that our family faces without Alison who was one of those people who was first on the dance floor, first to see what the children had on their Christmas lists (she's Godmother to youngest) and first at any family gathering and her loss leaves a gaping hole in all our lives.
So this card is for her husband. He doesn't celebrate Christmas in the same way as he did with Alison but I like to let him know that he's in our thoughts at this particular time of year where Alison's loss is felt so deeply. There is no sentiment on this card (although if it were to have one it would go top right) as wishing him a Merry or Happy Christmas doesn't feel right.
So, onto this card. I used a 7" x 5" landscape card blank and used X Cut rectangular parenthesis dies to make the layers. The base layer is gold mirri which I embossed with an Embossalicious snowflake embossing folder. I stamped Stampin' Up's Silent Night image onto kraft card and heat embossed it with Wow Seafoam White powder. The snowflake was cut using Die'sire dies and a white glittered brad was pushed though the centre to hold them together. I used the sentiment stamp from the Silent Night set inside the card (it says "May a peaceful spirit fill your heart and bless your live this season and all year long") - I felt this was just the right wording in these circumstances.