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Monday, September 30, 2013

Christmas Card with Chevron DP

I've made a Christmas card using the Inkspirational sketch as inspiration for the layout. My aim was to make something non-cute, so I used chevron patterned paper from Simple Stories for the background and a bird stamp from 7gypsies. I stamped with black ink and added clear embossing powder to it. I used a die from Memory Box to make the music notes border, dies from Whiff of Joy to make the hollies and the Merry Christmas sentiment in Norwegian is made with a die from KaBoks. The smaller music notes are peel off stickers. I've used a black pen to make the doodled lines. The black ribbon and red pearls are  from my stash.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Inkspirational - #39 Sketch
2) Gem of a Challenge - #99 Use black
3) Christmas Card Challenges - #44 Anything Goes
4) Creative Craft Challenges - #19 Use Ribbon
5) ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Stockings and/or Choose a Sketch
6) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

33 comments:

Wendy McCarthy said...

Wow Pia, a very striking Christmas card! love that bird and the colours you have used, fab! Spotted it on MIM xx

karen said...

Really fabulous Pia, love the bird just fantastic, hugs,Karenxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous design and love the different look;-))m

Laine said...

A very striking creation Pia with your fabulous design detail.
Laine
xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Pia. I love the colours and wonderful design. A really fabulous use of the sketch
Sue xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card.
Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges.
xxx

ann van dijk said...

Wat een mooie kaart en prachtige kleuren super!
Liefs Anneke

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful card, love the bird and ribbon And holly. Saw up it on MIM.
Louise x

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Pia. Nicola x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Pia and so stylish. Love the colours and that bird image/holly and lovely bow.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Lau W said...

A superb look for this card, wow ! Very original, superb !
xxx

Lisa M said...

Honestly...could anything be more perfect than chevron for a Christmas card? I love the idea. Reminds me of stocking and that holly you have on there is gorgeous!!
hugs,
Lisa x

Chrissy said...

I really like this card Pia..fabulous design, love the chevron papers and fabulous doodling.Love the pattern on the bird and the music notes..awesome.

luv CHRISSYxx

Mynnette said...

The stitching is awesome, Pia! LOVE the great images you used, too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!!! :) Mynn xx

Loz said...

Fabulous card and stitched edge Pia.. Love the Norwegian version of |Merry Christmas.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Asha said...

Absolutely stunning, Pia. And what a brilliant idea to incorporate the musical note like that. Fab Christmas card!
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Pia, I love all of the different dies and your doodling!
Hugs, Tammy

Wishcraft said...

Fab design Pia, such a gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Ruth M said...

Stunning Pia, I love the bold dramatic colour combo and striking design and the font of the die cut sentiment is wonderful! The placement of the music notes makes it look like the bird is singing - a perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inkspirational! Ruth x

cotnob said...

What a striking card Pia, I love your chevron papers and fabulous bird image - your music notes are perfect.
Pauline
x

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Pia… what gorgeous colours… I love the design with the bird and the music… it's nice to see a Christmas Card that is a bit different… it's a fab design!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

M said...

Great choice of a chevron print for a Christmas card. I love the doodled lines - thought it was stitching at first. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Stunning card Pia. I saw this on MIM. Faye

Helen said...

Fabulous card - love that bird!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a fantastically bold and very different Christmas card. I love the chevron backing with the dark images over it. Wonderful!

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is a great card Pia. Loving the Tim Holtz feeling to this card!
The bird is fabulous and goes so well with your hand drawn doodling lines and the up to date chevron papers.
This is a great Christmas card!!!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant Christmas card and just love the red and black and white. The scripted bird looks awesome with your music die...luv annie

Lisa Lynn said...

Pia, your Christmas card is so elegant and I love the color choice. Saw your wonderful creation on MIM.

Jackie said...

My Gosh! This is so beautiful Pia! I LOVE the chevron as well as that awesome ribbon you used...great work as always & TFS!!!

Christine said...

Gorgeous work stunning design & stitching..

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk.

smiles Christine x

Monika Reeck said...

dear Pia this is totally rock red black and white...Love your idea...Pia may I ask you ...do you send all your beautiful card..may I exchange it with you...you made one card one day ooh dear..I have two little boys I cannot do that LOL...and I work for a half day ..also on weekend if I have time I will make a card..LOL

I see your profile picture...you look adorable and have a sweet smile...may I ask you when were you born...I was born at 1973 :) old Mom...and now Big hugs...

Pat K said...

Very striking...love the chevron and the bird is fabulous. hugs, xx

Heather G said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors you chose. It adds such character. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.