This fortnight it is my turn to chose the Christmas Card Club theme. I chose a sleigh theme thinking it would be fun to see whether the cards would feature Santa and his sleigh or otherwise.
I was one of those who chose the non Santa version. I had this Stamendous Sleigh Bells, horse and sleigh stamp in mind when I chose my theme. I stamped off and coloured up a few of these images a couple of years ago. I made the first one up into a pink coloured card which was featured on my blog here.
This time, I decided to play up the crimson colours of the ladies gown. I liked the bits of crimson peeking through the filigree work of the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die and decided to play up a bit of contrast by adding an aqua glitter paper mat.
I have now decided that I love aqua, silver and crimson together and may just pop out to the after Christmas sales and pick up some aqua baubles for my tree and house decor next year. I have used red, silver and white baubles for several years now and feel like a change. Who new a mere card could inspire making changes there...lol
I got a wee bit carried away with mats and added another crimson mat and then placed that on a silver glitter mat. I kept those extra mats very simple as I did not want to take away from the pretty cutwork design on the main image.
Sadly, the weight of this card keeps wanting to pull the tent fold open. I have creased and recreased with my bone folder but nothing helps. If anyone knows a way to prevent this from occuring agai, please share! I have decided this Christmas card will have to become a String Card...you know...the kind that has to be sent to a person who hangs their Christmas cards on a bit of string or beaded wire. Luckily, I have some people in my family who display their cards like this, so I am saved!
I kept the inside quite plain. Here is a little peek...
If you would like to view any of my fellow Christmas Card Club members works, their names and hyperlinks are on my right sideboard.You will not be disappointed as you will find some beautiful cards awaiting you. If you are interested in joining the Club, drop me a comment or an email.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Christmas Card Club - sleigh theme
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the cri,mson mat)c