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3/05/2017

Christmas Card Club Challenge #5 - Something Non-Traditional

Welcome to Christmas Card Club Challenge #5, the theme of which is "non traditional, a little whacky, unusual colors" and was chosen by Zoe, of Stamping Scene. I decided to go with non-traditional colors.....


 
 
 
 - Orange background was created with Brushos, Colorburst powders, some Paper Artsy Infusion powders. Sprayed the dried piece lightly with a little Tattered Gold spray. Once this dried, Dreamweave Gold Embossing Paste was applied using a Hero Arts Star Grid stencil - just around the outer edges to frame the tree.

- A salvaged piece of cardboard from a shipping box was separated to get the corrugated look. Applied white gesso, then a layer of Ranger Bronze Stain. Dried, then applied more gesso, some Paper Artsy Rusting Powder, spray with white vinegar and let it rust.**

- Impression Obsession Christmas Tree die to shape the tree. At first intended to die cut, but thought that would seriously flatten the corrugated shape. Flipped the tree to the back side, traced around the die in a rough tree shape, and hand cut it. Several punched tiny stars were made from gold glitter paper, glued together to create some dimesion on the star.

- Memory Box sentiment cut the same glitter paper, 2 layers. In between these layers, is a thicker layer using a cardboard snippet that handy. Hope this fits the unusual colors theme that Zoe was looking for. It could also fit in with the whacky part of the challenge too!

**Inspired by this card at Cathy's Card Spot. If you didn't see this unique and lovely card, I encourage you to zip over to enjoy it.

I also hope you will take time to check out what my fellow teamies have shared for this Sunday's Club Challenge.Their links are over on the right side bar.

Hope your weekend has been lovely, and that you're looking forward to a great new week. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a bit behind on commenting, but hope to catch up this afternoon. Big Hugs

55 comments:

Christine Harrop said...

Great card MAry. That orange background really sings! This reminds me that when I first started crafting (or rather card making) I bought a Ribbler which is a litle thing to make corrugated card. Wonder where that got to? Hope youare both well. Christine xx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Mary, the background is so stunning. A beautiful Spring day here and the sun is so bright and skies are blue. Hope you're both enjoying some nice weather too. Hugs Rita xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Clever use of corrugated card Mary to make this modern 'off the wall ' card. Love th background too! Zx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful background texture and pattern Mary, perfectly suited for the theme this week.
Lorraine

Valerija said...

Great card. Love the tree.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Love the bight vibrant colours Mary a great card ....your Christmas tree image adds real interest and dimension to your fabulous background xxxx

Sheila H said...

This is a terrific non-traditional Christmas card, Mary. The background just glows. It's perfect for the cardboard tree. And that tree is awesome. You were right to preserve the texture by hand cutting it. I have never heard of rusting powder. It looks amazing on your tree. The gold sparkly sentiment is a beautiful finishing touch.

Brenda in IN said...

I love this unconventional take on a Christmas card. The orange grabs you and the corrugated tree is so unique. You nailed this one!

Donna Hanley said...

Mary, you always do a wonderful job with those Brushos powders. Your background is delightful. wishing you a very nice day. We are freezing up here. Right now it is 11° with the wind chill below zero.

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! It certainly is non-traditional for North America, and I love it! It really does remind me of the Middle East or Africa! GORGEOUS, Mary! The tree with the background are pure delight! This card reminds me of the Three Wise Men's Journey - it's the rich colors, the dramatic background with a "halo" around the tree, and the golden star with the message of peace - the gold is like the gifts brought by the Magi. The Tree of Life - it's wonderful, Mary. LOVE IT! hugs, de

Redanne said...

Non traditional colours for sure but your card is beautiful and still has all the 'warmth' of Christmas, I love your corrugated tree too! Hugs, Anne xx

Sarah said...

Wow...this fits the theme perfectly Mary. Love the warm colour and the touches of gold. Great texture too xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great mixd media card, Mary!! I always love rustic corrugate cardboard (and recycled items LOL)and your tree looks awesome with your treatment and the glittered details. Fabulous background, too, this warm texture is really striking!
Very different and lovely Christmas card!

Carol L said...

The orange background is hot hot HOT! I love how you tamed it down with a corrugated tree and a golden sparkly sentiment of peace! Very pretty card!

jimlynn said...

So unique with the orange and a beautiful card. Love that you used the cardboard for the tree too. VERY NICE!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so creative and beautiful, Mary!! I love the background! The tree looks amazing!! The colors are fabulous, too!! I love the non-traditional look!! So gorgeous, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mrs A. said...

Well I think you have managed off the wall perfectly with your unconventional corrugated tree and that gorgeous orange background. hugs Mrs A.

rachel said...

I love your corrugated tree Mary but most of all I love your background - gorgeous texture - brilliant!!!

Pia S said...

A challenging theme, but wow, those challenges certainly pay off. This is a really unique and beautiful card, certainly not mainstream, but it looks fantastic!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, well it's certainly off the wall in terms of non trad colours, it's a fabulous colour, and I love the tree made from corrugated paper, brilliant take on the theme, Kate x

Carol said...

A fabulous choice of colours for the theme Mary...love your recycling too. The whole card looks so tactile. Carol x

cotnob said...

A super card Mary, a fabulous background and lovely rustic tree.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stampsnob. said...

So interesting Such texture.......Lis

pam said...

Fabulous card design Mary, love the textures, tree and great colours.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

Oh my words Mary, you have certainly gone for the right colour here, it looks fabulous and so very different and love the texture.
Orange used to be my favourite colour but since I started card making I seem to have so many favourite colours, lol.

Kath x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is really awesome Mary. So unique and I've learnt something new today - rusting powder! Your orange stencilled background is the perfect backdrop to the corrugated tree. Love everything about this card!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Fabby card .. love the colours... I will be late with my card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Gail said...

Lovely card! I'm also liking the St. Patrick's Day & Easter cards!

Pat said...

This is very pretty Mary and the orange and gold stencilled background is gorgeous. I love the corrugated tree on which you used the rusting powder, and the beautiful gold and glittery star and sentiment are the perfect finishing touches. x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Brenda said...

Wow! I am loving this non traditional Christmas card Momma Mary! That background you created is amazing, it almost have an "tribal" feel to it. I also love that you used the cardboard for your Christmas tree too, clever idea! Yep, I think this is one cool and creative Christmas card!! Hugs, Brenda

Birgit said...

Oh this is so different and I love it with the rustic, rugged look. A lot of work went into this card and it is beautiful

Patricia said...

Wow! a bright and happy card, love it.

Hello Mary ... a Blast from the Past here.
Since my computer updated to Windows 10 I am totally scuppered. I just can't get my photos to upload to my Blog anymore.
I am not into technology, so I just called it a day, Hazel is the very same.
I am still busy making cards and lots of 3D projects, just no longer able to show them.
Nice of you to think of us, thank you very much.
Have a great day and rest of the year.
Patricia xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Mary, I love your colours and corrugated tree, also the embossed background, a FABULOUS card. A little Wacky suiting the theme, but I think it is perfect. :)
Faith
x

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Loving the card. I much prefer non traditional Christmas cards.

Really like your new colourful blog banner.

Hope you are having a good start to the week. Sue

Bonnie said...

I love the corrugated tree and the burst of color behind it! Stunning!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and love the corrugated Christmas tree
Carol x

Loll said...

LOVE the bright orange background. Really beautiful with the stenciled detailing in gold. And brings the eye directly to your fabulous corrugated tree. Great job with the rusting powder. I have tried that a few times with not much success, but you nailed it! Fantastic non-traditional coloured Christmas card, Mary!! xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, such a fabulous orange bg you made for your Christmas tree, Mary!!!! And the corrugated cardboard tree with the lovely rusty look ...wonderfully done - I love to work with corrugated cardboard and always make gift boxes using it!!!! You have really used a lot of techniques and products to achieve the great look of the bg and the tree!!!!! The sentiment in gold and the little star at the top are beautiful!!! A lovely card in non-traditional colours, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
Love your new spring blog face those birds are very gorgeous.
Your card is gorgeous and the colurs are so lovely and wonderfully created.
Such lovely textures and sheen too.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Nancy Stislow said...

I absolutely love nontraditional colors and this one is a prime example. Love the texture in your tree, Mary and that fabulous background! What a fun card this is!

Liz said...

Super card, Mary. I love the background and the rustic looking tree looks brilliant. xx

Olga Fink said...

Wow this is fantastic Mary!
xoxo olga

Pippa said...

Very unusual colours you have used Mary but I like it.

MagsB said...

Wow, Mary, what a fabulous, vivid background! I love the corrugated Christmas tree, such a lovely contrast!

love Mags B x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Yup saw Cathy s great card Mary she lives just up the road from me about three hours north... I really love this card, I'm not an orange girl but your successfully created and mixed media background with gorgeous colours and texture.
Love the peace Die, iits glittery effect with star on top just finishes it nicely!!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a brilliant card!! Your background is incredible! Those vibrant colours and amazing texture, fabulous work with the Brushos and Infusions! Love the corrugated cardboard tree, and the addition of the glittery bits adds the perfect touch of festive cheer! Such a wonderful non-traditional holiday card!! hugs :)

Donna said...

What a stunning multimedia card Mary, great texture and colors!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Always fun to make and create with new fun media! Love the color and the texture of your card! Bet it sparkles IRL! Fun!

Sarah Mabery said...

Very cool non-traditional card. I really like the corrugated tree. And that background is fabulous.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE that bright, colourful background you have created here Mary! The corrugated tree looks great with it as the backdrop . . . very rustic looking! Thank you for popping by my blog and your lovely comments. Have a great upcoming weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mary, what a stunning design!! I just love the texture and colors you've achieved on your background! Such a clever idea to add the corrugated cardboard to cut out for a tree!! The sparkly sentiment and star add the perfect touch to this! Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the kind of grunge feel to this card. Very different and very cool!

scrappymo! said...

Back again with another idea...but it is an expensive one. I think you should keep the look of the stacked Alix cabinets that you have to the right of the big picture. If you bought three more and stacked them on the three you have on the left, it gives a nice look to the eye and you have even more room to sort your stamps into.

Tina Z. said...

great card, I just love the tree.