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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Purple, Silver and White Christmas Card

The theme of 52CT this week is the combination of purple, white and silver. Most of my Christmas cards traditionally include the combination of red and white, but one of my favorite colors is purple, and some of you might know I have a weak spot for, well, spots.
So I stamped the reindeer on a purple DP with spots, using a Tilda stamp. I love the little wings on the reindeer's back, and I love that I can easily cut them off too. I used a white gel pen to color the wings and the antlers, and I added some silver glitter glue to the ribbon around its neck. The trees were already die cut, left overs from before Christmas, using the Marianne Creatable tree die. I tore a piece of a watercolor paper to make the snowy ground. The background paper is a purple DP with snowflakes.
I wondered whether to stop there, but I have lots of purple rhinestones and decided to add some to the trees, and I added glitter sticker letters to make the sentiment - Merry Christmas in Norwegian. I think this card would work as a winter greeting card too, without the sentiment. If I need a last minute card I might do just that. But there are only 11 and a half months left until Christmas, and I need to make Christmas cards as well - might as well get an early start.

This card is for these challenges:
1) 52 Christmas Throwdown - Purple, Silver and White
2) That Craft Place - Snowy Christmas
3) Totally Gorjuss - #166 Spotty
4) Jellypark Challenges - Winter Animals
5) ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Animal
6) Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Goes
7) Love to Create Challenge Blog - #48 Sparkle and Snowflakes
8) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. I love the paper you have used for the reindeer and the tress and look wonderful
Sue xx

Deepti Stephens said...

god jul in advance..:D
amazing color scheme Pia!!

Unknown said...

Love the rhinestones on the trees and the reindeer looks cool, spotty is cool. Fab card, different But you know I love different...xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Pia, such an unusual combination but very effective.

Lin Monika said...

Nydelig kort, Pia! Herlig fargekombinasjon:)
Klem, Lin Monika

chrissy xx said...

STunning! FABulous colours Pia.
LOving this little scene..
LOve this reindeer sooooo cute.

Lau W said...

Splendiiid ! I love this card ! The reindeer is adorable ! And love your papers ! Superb scene !

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, This is a gorgeous card, love your colour combo. Saw this while browsing through MIM.
Hugs, Avril xx

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous just love all of it
Hugs Kate xx

Colette said...

What a beautiful card, love the colour combo and the spotty reindeer is sooooo cute.
Colette xx

Mynn xx said...

Pia, this is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the little deer and your patterns and tones are just fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at 52CCT this week! :)

Kat said...

Gorgeous Pia. Loving that spotty reindeer. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card and fab paper piecing too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey Pia,
Another great card for MIM. Love the unique colour choices. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Glad I could inspire you to think about making a shades of blue card.

Lisa D.

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is beautiful - thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable.

Ruth M said...

Beautiful card Pia - and the trees were crying out for the purple rhinestones - a perfect finishing touch!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

Unknown said...

Love the colors and fab dies you used on this card Pia. So glad you shared it with us at Make It Monday! Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! I think the trees needed those rhinestones...they look beautiful. I notice that you mixed the size of the rhinestones...that gives such a fresh, "hip" look. Must remember to try that!

Your spotty deer and the spotty snowflake DP look great! You are getting a nice start on next years cards.

Rosmarie said...

Yours is pretty too!
I love the soft colors you have used. It changes the eternal red and green!
The little deer in paper piecing is very original, with his small wings and the big "snowflakes" on the background paper fits so well!
...a really pleasent card!

Thanks so much for your adorable comment.

Rosi x

Danielle Vincent said...

What a sweet winged reindeer and a gorgeous card! I love the scene you've created using our colors this week at 52CCT. Thanks for joining us!

CraftinGranny said...

Wonderful DP, choice of colors, and I love those tree dies. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR. "Hugs"

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you have combined the colour and how you stamped the deer image on design paper. Great job

Jacqueline said...

Please don't cut the wings off the deer - he looks so cute with them! I love your card - thanks for joining ion this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is beautiful Pia! I love the paper pieced reindeer - it looks fab!! I might have to have a go at that… :-)and I love the pretty gems on the trees… it's a gorgeous card!
Sorry I am so behind with commenting... trying to catch up over the weekend!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Laney said...

So very sweet Pia!! Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge
laney DT

Crafty and Green said...

Thank you so much for having played with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! We hope you will join us again this week for our "Share your 3 Favorite Colors".

Many Blessings,

Bettina L. said...

Dette var bare helt nydelig. Liker designet med papir designet på reinsdyret og hvordan du har laget en scene ut av kortet. Tusen takk for at du deltar hos ABC Christmas Challenge og lykke til. Håper du blir med oss igjen imorgen. Klem Bettina xx