Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christmas In The Tropics

We had our last Christmas stamp-a-stack class recently which means we're on the downhill run to Christmas now! Bit scary isn't it?

Anyway, it means I am firmly in holiday season mode so when I saw the Fab Friday challenge colours I thought of a tropical Christmas theme to match our hot summer Christmases here Down Under.

Here's the challenge combo:

And here is my Christmas in the Tropics card:

I began with a piece of whisper white card that I embossed with silver then sponged with the three colours of the challenge. Next I die cut my bauble shapes and spritzed them with shimmer mist before hanging them with silver ribbon. I wanted a sentiment that was as bright and cheery as the baubles and this one ties in with the music too! (I know, I'm a clever little vegemite! LOL) The whole main panel is raised with mounting tape onto the island indigo card base.

Materials used:
  • stamps - music notes by Kaiser, sentiment from Verve
  • card - SU midnight muse, Summer starfruit, island indigo, whisper white
  • other - SU holiday ornaments dies, silver embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals, silver ribbon from stash, sponges, bow tying machine

I rather like it and hope you do too! Thanks for calling in. 


Edited to add: My card was picked among the Fab Favs this week! Thanks ladies.


Carole said...

This is the most beautiful card I've seen in a long time! I actually gasped when I saw it! Wow Kerry:) I'm pinning it on Pinterest and I'm going to try this technique.

Amanda Mertz said...

Love it! The embossed music, the sponging and then the final perfect touch of the shimmer mist makes your ornaments totally stand out! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

Karren said...

This is really cool! You ARE a clever little Vegemite LOL. Love how you've used the ornament dies and then stamped and sponged - very clever.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

My goodness this is just gorgeous! It's stunning! I love the layout and how you made the ornaments and the sentiment! It's just perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

April Carroll said...

Very pretty!

Margaret said...

Kerry, these ornaments are stunningly gorgeous!! You used the colors beautifully and I love the elegant and festive design!

Shelagh said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I will be trying this one out.

AnnMarie said...

Wow!! Absolutely stunning Kerry!! :)

Lynda said...

I can only echo the sentiments above Kez. This is a delicious card and I love the embossing and sponging. I can see a lot of CASEs of this's in my folder. Beautifully done. ooxx

Kristin Moore said...

Congratulations on your win at Fab Five!! This is beautiful. I love the gradient look of the ornaments. Exquisite!!