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7/23/2016

Christmas Card Club - Traditional Colors - Tutti Wreath

Hi, and once again it's time for our Christmas Card Club to share cards. This week our sweet Christine selected our theme to be Traditional Colors. Hope you'll enjoy my take on the theme, and if time allows, be sure to check out my team members inspirations on the Traditional Colors theme. Their blog links are in the right side bar.




 
 
Tutti Wreath die cut in gold mirror paper. Added some Red berries using VOS glitter stickon. Tried to cut this die using Shimmer Sheetz and the nifty metal plate. It's so intricate, some places didn't cut well, so after a bit of scissor work, decided to just use the gold c/stock instead. This cut very nicely, with a couple of passes. I think the shimmer sheetz will be best left to non-intricate dies!
 
placed the gold wreath on Christmas red paper which had been dry embossed with a Sizzix Jolly Holly EF(658751). Added a scant border of the same gold paper, burnished it down (looks like the top piece could use a bit more burnishing in this photo). This gold c/stock does not photo well.The embossed piece has a fun foam behind it for some dimension and is adhered to a textured red card base.
 
Die-Versions sentiment die cut from the same gold c/s. That's it. I think red & gold are very traditional Christmas colors!
 
Also have a beautiful new card posted on the Cards by Friends to enjoy with us.
 
Ya'll enjoy a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for stopping in to visit. Big hugs.
 
 

47 comments:

dutchess said...

A beautiful card Mary,that is an amazing die cut and a wonderful focal image,perfect on the embossed background.A really traditional coloured card xxxxxx

Valerija said...

Such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That is lovely. I love how the gold stands out on the red.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Mary - love the gold and red, especially with the embossing on the red.
Blessings
Maxine

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. Love your wreath it has made such a classy and elegant card. Isn't it lovely to make traditional cards for Christine's challenge. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Very traditional and really beautiful Mary, I love the contrast of the gold against the gorgeous red - my kind of card definitely! Hugs, Anne xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous wreath die Mary, it looks beautiful cut in gold on this embossed red background. Perfectly flat for posting too.
Lorraine

Granmargaret said...

lovely card

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the red and gold so classy
Kevin xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is lovely Mary! VOS? That's a new one on me? LOVE that wreath die and how it looks cut out of gold card ... very classy! Have a wonderful Sunday (don't work too hard on those floors of yours!) Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful card Mary, I love the gold wreath and the red embossed background, I'm a sucker for traditional coloured Christmas cards. This is really lovely.
Faith
x

Christine Harrop said...

I love the red and gold on your festive card Mary, just perfect for the theme! The embossed background looks great. I can never photograph mirri card successfully but it does look good on a card. Hope this finds you well. Hugs Christine xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous creation Mary. Love the red and gold combination.

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Mary and the wreath in gold looks great against the red embossed background and love the added berries on the bow and finished so prettily with the die cut sentiment... so elegant! x

Birgit said...

I love this card because the gold really stands out against the red. It's hard to punch things out at times...at least I find that.

Bonnie said...

Gold cardstock doesn't photo well, but you've caught the richness of it beautifully! Love that wreath and the gold is gorgeous against all that red!

scrAPpamondo said...

Very beautiful card in the traditional colours!! I think that it shines even more in person!! Lovely wreath on the embossed backround!
Have a great Sunday!

Greta said...

Wow--amazing wreath & card, Mary--love how elegant it is! Just back from a quick trip across the country where we saw North Carolina (New Bern) for the first time to meet one of hubby's relatives. Very happy to be home in Oregon weather--haha!

Lisa said...

Elegant and beautiful, Mary!! The gold wreath looks amazing!! What a stunning card this is my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Loll said...

Red and gold make the most elegant and beautiful Christmas cards. LOVE this beautiful die-cut wreath Mary. Something about the mirror paper ... it's extra shiny and beautiful. xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Momma Mary! I love the traditional color combo, gold is always a good choice in my opinion. The embossing gives texture and interest to the wreath, which is so beautiful and intricate-I am loving it. I love the added gold at the top, bottom and in the sentiment. Just beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

Carol said...

Such an elegant card Mary, the die is beautiful cut in mirri card. Loving the Platinum so far, although I don't think it would suit anyone with dexterity problems as it's quite heavy. Going to take a while to get used to the different plates...I've already messed up once with a die the wrong way up!! Carol x

rachel said...

this is a lovely card Mary - and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

Donna said...

This is stunning with the gold and red!

Gerrina said...

The two ultimate christmascolourcombi! And with the wraeth so traditional, but he, I still like those traditional elements and so I like your card! Hope you have a good week!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Mary... Love all your previous card... You have made some lovely cards...
Hugs zsylvie xx

Mrs A. said...

Wow Mary this looks really classy with the gold coloured wreath. Love the design. hugs Mrs A.

Nancy Stislow said...

That wreath is gorgeous and I can imagine what a bear it was to cut that! It was worth it though! LOVE, love, love this!

pam said...

Gorgeous wreath Mary! love your traditional colours on this Christmas card design.
Hugs Pam x

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous card Mary and the gold makes it look very expensive indeed. I will be thinking of you later in the week when Martin and I will be paying a visit to Port Isaac (aka Portwenn!!) not sure if they are still filming but it will be lovely to see the place in real life!! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the embossing and gold wreath-thank you for the lovely e-mail and you definitely didn't bore me I checked out your friends blogs and hope you get sorted with the flower soft
Carol x

Gerrina said...

Hi! I checked at a few blogs a few days ago and they all have the same...just one left... Think it is a pitty'it made the blog look more cozy... Hugs, Gerrina

Laurie Unger said...

Wow - that die cut wreath in gold is wonderful!

Carol L said...

This is stunning with that fiery color and mirror gold! The wreath looks gorgeous and so do those tiny little berries. It's a beauty for sure! Have a great week ahead.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Mary, love your die cuts and colour choices.

Leanne said...

Wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous.

scrappymo! said...

This is a really festive card. I never thought of gold when I made my card. And it truly is a traditional feel of Xmas.

The red and gold look fabulous and I really like the pretty bow that goes on your wreath!

Zoe Tant said...

Show stopping card Mary. What a beautiful wreath and I admire your patience in the cutting of it. Dies struggle sometimes don't they with some materials, but the gold card is fab. Zx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Wow, that is such a beautiful wreath and it looks stunning in the lovely shiny gold, Mary!!! So beautiful against the wonderful embossed red bg!!!! Such a striking Christmas card!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

cuilliesocks said...

Hello there, beautiful card Mary, gorgeous red and gold colours and a wonderful die, it does look very intricate, just perfect for the challenge, Kate x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, what an enabler you are! This die is wonderful and cut in gold on that red paper is just awesome. Perfect Christmas card. I'm just not ready to start Christmas. I still have eight birthday cards to make!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

It's so shiny! I adore this. This is totally what Christmas is all about--shiny! Gold! Happiness! Red! Yea!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful...just so beautiful! Love your gorgeous gold wreath...looks amazing on that stunning red embossed background, perfect for Christmas!

Pam said...

What an elegant Christmas card you have created! I love the gold mirror paper, it is so festive and I just adore embossing!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Pia S said...

At first sight I thought you'd used peel off stickers. Mirri card is so beautiful, but it's a nightmare to photograph. This is lovely, and even more so IRL.

Olga Fink said...

This is so beautiful and so elegant Mary!
Xoxo Olga