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6/07/2015

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Scene

Hello & Welcome. Two weeks have passed so it's time for another Christmas Club Card. Our theme for June 7, 2015 - A Christmas Scene - was chosen by our sweet Kate. Since we've been just a bit busy at our house of late with some house maintenance & lawn work, (which is why I've not been around this week)..decided to look through my saved stacks of old Christmas cards. Found several that would have been suitable for this challenge, but finally decided on the one below. Love it when I can repurpose a beautiful card. Hope you'll like it...and also hope that you'll have time to visit my fellow Club members to see their ideas on a Christmas Scene.

 
 
- Recycled card was die cut with a Sue Wilson Ornate Pierced Design (Noble Collection). The very top & bottom of the die cut was trimmed away, and the die pierced design was repeated on these areas with a piercing tool and a SU piercing mat. The black faux mat (snippet) was done by tracing the outside of the die, fussy cutting. Did the same top & bottom trim. Dark brown just didn't pop the color of the sepia-gold tones of the scene with the red background - black did.
 
- Red background was done by spraying a gold over the Winsor Newton Gallery watercolor paper to wet it, then sprinkling Red & Vermillion Brusho crystals into the wet surface. After these 2 colors had bloomed for a bit, there was still some wet surface, so Lemon Brusho was sprinkled over. Used the Ranger Spritzer tool to move the puddles around, then a heat tool. This is really a sparkling red piece, but alas, doesn't show well in the photo.
 
- Elizabeth Craft holly die (white snippet colored with a gold pen and then red WoS pen). Didn't think I could get a green that would look well with the sepia colors, so just used gold. Again, it's not photographing well.
 
- MBox small poinsettia die (same white snippet) colored with the gold pen, then a green WoLuna pen. No sentiment on the outside - the inside verse will be sufficient I think.
 
- Kraft card base and it's done! So that's it for me. Hope you will have a wonderful Sunday, perhaps spend it with your family. Check the sidebar for my fellow members' cards, and also check the Cards by Friends tab at the top for a new card. Thanks for joining me today. Big hugs.

49 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Morning Mary
Fantastic card.... Love the image...
Hugs Sylvie xx

brenda said...

What a lovely looking traditional winters scene Mary and super background and dies cutting drawing it all together.

Hope you have a good Sunday.

B x

Patricia said...

A real Christmas Scene making a beautiful card.
Have a grea day
Patricia x

Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope you are having a good weekend. Sue

Maxine D said...

What a perfect up-cycle Mary - you have made a wonderful card from it.
Blessings
Maxine

Rita said...

Beautiful card Mary. So colourful too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Mary this is so beautiful. Outstanding creation, colours are gorgeous and fabulous image used....xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Kylie said...

A beautifully recycled card. The Christmas scene is dreamy xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful Christmas scene making for a fabulous card, the black mount really makes the image pop too.
Lorraine

dutchess said...

oh thats lovely Mary and recycling too....lovely vintage feel xxxxx

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, you really recycled a gorgeous image. I love the brusho's. Thanks for the tip about tracing around the outside of the die. That's one of those "why didn't I think of that" things but so clever. Sometimes the next size up die is just too big so this works so well. Sounds like you need a day of rest from all the work you've been doing. I have weeds to pull and it is suppose to rain tonight, so maybe I can get out there tomorrow when the ground is softer. Or not!

jimlynn said...

Wonderful way to recycle that Christmas card! Love the pop of red in the background and it really makes the image stand out. Beautiful!
Don't work too hard!
Lynn

Zoe Tant said...

Clever recycling Mary and it makes a beautifully elegant card. Love the vintage scene. Zx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, just lovely, I love the carriage image and your embellishment of it, perfect scene, thanks for joining in the challenge, hugs Kate x

Mrs A. said...

A beautiful card choice to recycle . Love the colours you have put with it and the die cut shape. Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and the upcycled Christmas card image is perfect and the background you have created has such gorgeous colours. The light colours of the poinsettias and holly make them show up to perfection against the darker colours. Hope you are having a good weekend. x

Christine Harrop said...

Love your recycled image Mary- a really traditional scene. I'm sure your garden will be looking great after all your efforts. Hugs Christine xx

Gail said...

Very nice!

Sarah said...

Love this traditional scene Mary and the background is gorgeous xx

Lisa said...

Beautiful, Mary!! I love the vintage image!! So pretty!! The dies you added are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

It's beautiful, Mary. I really like the effect of the gold on the red paper, it gives your paper a nice aged look which is ideal for this vintage image. Lovely recycling project!

Dr Sonia S V said...

How beautiful and serene it is Mary !
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Mary that scene looks magical, brilliant creation.
hugs
lorraine x

Carol said...

Beautiful upcycling Mary. Love the image and the die you've used to cut it. Carol x

Jean said...

Hi Mary, this is a lovely vintage image that you have chosen to upcycle, it has made a really super card. I love the look of your red and gold background too.
Jean x

pam said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card Mary, beautiful colours.
Hugs Pam x

Redanne said...

Your recycled scene is beautiful, so perfect with the wonderful background - perfectly vintage! Hugs, Anne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love the vintage image
carol x

scrappymo! said...

Looks wonderfu, Mary. I think they are headed to Downton Abbey for Christmas Supper!

This is a great image and love your non traditional colours.

Petra Swart said...

What a lovely scene, Mary and I love the colours!!!! The poinsettias are beautiful and so is the holly!!!!! Yeah for repurposing an old card so beautifully!!!
Have a great week!!!!
Hugz

KandA said...

Fabulous card Mary and wonderful recycling xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

You definitely are the recycling Christmas card queen! Such a pretty scene and the added embellishments are the perfect additions.

rachel said...

such a wonderful vintage christmas image Mary - wonderful! I love it - great card. Hugs rachel x

Jacee said...

What a wonderful festive card Mary, lovely colours and a great image, I love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

mamapez5 said...

I am always pleased when I can reuse a card, and this was a very lovely one, which is now another very lovely one so well done. Sorry I haven´t been around much. The sudden heat has sapped my energy and I am behind with everything! Kate x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mary really fab scene huggles Sue xxx

Brenda said...

Oh my Momma Mary, this card is simply stunning! I love your image that you recycled, the piercing really looks nice going around and I love the shape you cut it to. Your background paper is so pretty, I love the poinsettia's and the holly draped over the one corner. This one is a beauty for sure! Hugs, Brenda

Sandy said...

Wouldn't I just love to take a ride in this delightful carriage!!
Well I will just have to settle on admiring your beautiful card!!!
Sandy xx

alexandra s.m. said...

What a beauty! I love it Mary!
Thank You~

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done on upcycling your beautiful card, Mary! It's so pretty!! I just heard the news of your appointment to one of the HLS design teams and I'm so happy for you and for us!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

Hi Mary! Boy do I welcome a Christmas card, especially when its 106 here today! Beautiful!! Hugs

Bonnie said...

Love that background and that sweet, vintage image! I can almost hear the clip clop of the horses hooves and the whoosh of the wheels! Been thinking about you. Hope all is well and you're getting lots done. Hugs & Smiles!

Sarah Mabery said...

What a lovely way to repurpose an old Christmas card. I really like the die you used to cut the image. And yet another fabulous background created with your Brushos.

Kim Heggins said...

Very beautiful vintage looking Christmas card...love your gorgeous scene and the colors are so beautiful. Love everything about your card.

Liz said...

A gorgeous vintage style Christmas card. A beauitful scene. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is gorgeous! Such a nice vintage scene. I saved a bunch of fronts from cards too and then the other day realized I have too many Christmas stamps and papers to fuss with the card fronts too. None of mine were this cool though.

Carol L said...

What a pretty re-purposed card! I love the image and die cut, but those flowers really caught my eye with the pretty centers, and the flourish looks lovely over the corner too!