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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Australia - Build A Birthday + Wondrous Wreath Christmas Card


Welcome to this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

When I saw these colours, I knew I wanted to create a Christmas card, but I wasn't sure how to theme it. I looked to Merry Monday this week for their challenge and saw it was 'Candles and Flowers'....perfect!

I used Build-A-Birthday and Wondrous Wreath to make a modern layered Christmas card. The candle flames were stamped in Crumb Cake and heat embossed over the top with Iridescent Ice embossing powder - they are lovely and sparkly. :)

I also got to use the gorgeous 5/8" Striped Cotton Ribbon in Lost Lagoon...looks great against the Very Vanilla card stock in real life. Makes a very rustic bow. 

Here are our colours....

Retrosketches helped with this great layered sketch....

Here's the inspiration image from Merry Monday...

Edited 7/7/15 - I was so honoured to be in the gallery of Honorable Mentions this week for the Merry Monday Challenge. :) 

Card recipe

Stamp - Build A Birthday, Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Cardstock- Kraft, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Lost Lagoon
Tools - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath Framelit Dies, Glue Dots, Paper Snips, Stampin' Sponges, Embossing Buddy, 
Heat Tool, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder
Accessories - 5/8" Striped Cotton Lost Lagoon Ribbon

I hope you will join in and create a card with us.....and please feel free to leave me and the other CCMC participants some comments! :)

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  1. Alison this is such a great card - and stretches the use of those 'birthday' candles too! These colours work perfectly for a Christmas card too - so elegant and I love the look of the new ribbon. Gorgeous!

  2. Wonderful card! Love the colors and how you used the birthday candles -- very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Alison: This is so lovely!! I'm definitely going to have to CASE this one!

  4. Awesome card Alison, love the colours and the ribbon. Thanks for sharing your card at Merry Monday this week.

  5. Gorgeous card, Alison! So great seeing your card over at Merry Monday! xx

  6. Such pretty Christmas candles, Alison! Perfect colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Beautiful card, Alison! Love those candles and that pretty ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  8. This is beautiful Alison! I love the extra detail on the envelope.

  9. Alison, I love that you used this candle set for a Christmas card and is it just wonderful! What a great theme to use these colors and create such a festive card! Love it!

  10. Love these candles for Christmas, and your special touches are fabulous - the iridescent candle flame and the rustic bow paired with these rustic colors. What a lovely Christmas card!

  11. What a fantastic idea for a Christmas card. The flower trio is a sweet touch. Bravo on a great use of the colors!

  12. OH my goodness! I just love this! Fabulous!

  13. A perfect card for all three challenges! Christmas in July! :) And you're right about the ribbon, it does look great!

  14. I love how you made this a Christmas card!!!! Who knew that those birthday candles could double as neat, rustic-looking Christmas candles!!!! The ribbon is simply the icing on the cake, too!


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Alison xx