Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nook and Pantry Christmas

Today is another wonderful Flourishes Friday, and I'm in a Christmas kind of mood :)

So, I pulled out my Basic Grey Nook and Pantry stitched brads, these are gorgeous fancy brads that coordinate with the Nook and Pantry papers (still also in the store).  Now....because I'm getting into Christmas mode, I thought I'd challenge myself to use Nook and Pantry (which has more of a country feel), to make a Christmas card....think I can do it?


So I matched up these pretty papers with this gorgeous Seasonal Wreaths set, still one of my favourites...I colored the wreath with Copics (I'll list the colors at the end), and then used my lovely new Spellbinders shapes to make the most of the paper (Labels 16 and Labels 14) as well as MFT's Perfect Bracket edge on the top awning.  You wouldn't normally think of these colors for Christmas...especially with the yellow, but the red and green really helps it out.

Now here's a look at the beautiful fancy brad which really accents the piece, and this amazing new velvet ribbon....



And here's a closer picture of the coloring....


I added a yellow glow around the wreath to give it a better match to the papers and warm it up.  The sentiment is from the retired Angelic set.

Well, do you think it works for Christmas?

Head on over to visit the Design Team for all their creativity today....

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Seasonal Wreaths, Angelic (Sentiment);  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 14, Labels 16 Nestabilities, MFT Perfect Bracket Edge Dienamics, 1" circle punch, Fancy Stitched Brads - Nook and Pantry, Crushed Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (R14, R27, E25, E27, E29, YG11, YG13, YG17, G19, E25, E27, E29, Y11, Y06, Y08, Y0000). 

15 comments:

Peachy Wessels said...

What a pretty card! I would not have thought to use this packet for a Christmas card; nice job! I just got this set today with my first Flourishes order. I can't wait to start stamping beautiful cards with these sets and the new Sept release bundle! I am so excited!

Renée said...

love the fun colours, Christine, and all your fabulous details!

Dawn B. said...

What a great set to use with this paper.. It all looks great together. I am loving the way that you used your ribbon.. Super job Christine.. Have a wonderful weekend.

Amanda said...

Great card and papers!! I love the wreath stamp that you used! :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is stunning Christine, I love the bold colors, so much fun! {{{hugs}}}

Emily Keaton said...

Nook & Pantry for Christmas?? I had my doubts, but I think you pulled it off beautifully!!! This is one awesome card :)

Holly said...

Such a fun Christmas card! I love these fun colors!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you got Nook & Pantry to look like Christmas...this is fabulous!

Julie Koerber said...

This is just such a unique and pretty creation Miss Christine -- you really think out of the box when it comes to those nestie dies!

NancyK said...

WOW - this came out fantastic! I love those matching brads and the coloring of your wreath is dead on!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Christine! I'd never have thought of those papers for Christmas, but you rocked it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Christine!! I would not have thought to put these papers together for a Christmas card but you sure pulled it off beautifully! Love this image and your coloring! Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Leslie Miller said...

You did it, Christine! It looks very Christmasy! It would never occur to me that you didn't use Christmas paper. Very festive and pretty!

Crystal said...

Super fun holiday card Christine, what fun colors!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very country Christmas I would say. I like the brad and the velvet ribbon combo. Beautiful job Christine.