The Paper Players #467


I so love Christmas cards that are anything but traditional colors, with purple being the strong favorite!  When I saw the color challenge this week at The Paper Players, I knew what I wanted to create.  The problem with creating cards in your head, is finding the time to actually create them on paper!  I had a craft day planned yesterday, but had to leave my house due to a carbon monoxide alert.  I have never had a carbon monoxide alarm go off, so decided it was better to be safe than sorry!  Fire Department visit later, we are totally fine, but do have a small issue somewhere!  Good news, the detectors do work and are super sensitive!  So with minutes to spare today, my card finally made it to paper!  Here is the original color challenge-


I went with some retired Close To My Heart favorites for the colors: Ocean, Pansy and Willow.  I had a little fun with this one and created an ink splatter background.  My card was  just too plain with a white background.  I dipped a paint brush into some Ocean reinker with water and splattered away.  Possibly too much, as I ended up with splatter well outside my "protective" tray!  One can only hope the papers on the adjoining desk were not too important!  Note to self-use an actual box next time!

My images were cut from Close To My Heart Cricut cartridges.  Did you know that ALL of the Close To My Heart Cricut Collections are now available in digital form?  You can purchase them online through my affiliate link and get them added to your account immediately.  No waiting and no shipping charges!  In fact, you can purchase any and all Cricut items through my affiliate link, not just Close To My Heart products!

My wreath is cut from the Close To My Heart Flower Market cartridge at 4.5".  I cut the images three times and layered them onto my card for a fuller wreath.  The Flower Market cartridge has numerous wreaths to choose from.  My Merry Christmas sentiment is cut from the Close To My Heart Artiste cartridge at 3.961"  The measurement is a little weird due to I simply sized it to fit my wreath.  I cut the sentiment twice and layered it together for more dimension.  I then punched some small dots to add to the wreath, but needed a little more pop, so added in sequins as well.  The end result is a pretty pop of unexpected color for a Christmas card, but so me!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Cricut Flower Market Cartridge
Cricut Artiste Cartridge
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6012 Pansy Cardstock
X6026 Willow Cardstock
Ocean Cardstock-Retired
Ocean Reinker-Retired
Sequins-Unknown
Square Die-MFT
Hole Punch-Fiskars

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge-W is for Wreath
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Christmas
Happy Little Stampers-Anything Goes w/Dies

Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 comments

Claire Broadwater said...

Allisa, this is gorgeous! That wreath is gorgeous with all the sequins! I love the big, bold sentiment, too! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Windy Ellard said...

Just so pretty esp with the sequins. Perfect way to use the colors and make a Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week over at The Paper Players!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Allisa your big bold wreath makes a stunning festive statement! Thanks for sharing with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Lynda said...

Lovely wreath Allisa - and you are right about the colours - great choice. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge :) Lynda DT

AndreaNorris said...

Beautifully put together to make your wreath with sparkly purple baubles. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week.
Andrea x
GDT CRAFT Challenge

Brenda said...

I love that you mixed the traditional with the non-traditional on your lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!