Friday, November 10, 2017

CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop


Welcome to the CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop. This is a special blog hop where we are featuring Christmas cards made with Close To My Heart products. It is time to sit back, relax and enjoy the cards made by several consultants. You will see a wide variety of cards and ideas as you follow this bog hop around the circle because there are terrific products available this season, along with very talented consultants!  

You should have arrived here from Krista Hershberger's blog.

If you get lost, a complete list of participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog.

I have always been partial to non-traditional colours at Christmas. For this blog hop, I wanted to do something along those lines and stay away from the traditional red and green. I chose to use the Basic Fundamentals along with Bashful. Some people will say that this doesn't look like Christmas but I disagree. Christmas can be whatever you choose to make it. More and more people are choosing to go the non-traditional route and decorate in a thematic colour instead of red and green.

I love how this turned out. I used one of my favourite sketches to create this card. It is 5x7 in size. The lighter banners are stamped in Charcoal using the In the Background stamp set and the tiny leaves are coloured with our Silver metallic marker and a pink ShinHan marker. To prevent the background from being too stark, I used Linen instead of White Daisy for my card base. 


This close-up shows the shimmer on the poinsettia a little better. 


I hope you enjoyed my card. 

The next stop on this blog hop is Darlys Recker's blog.
I am sure she has something festive and wonderful to share with you. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Linen Cardstock, Charcoal Cardstock, Bashful Cardstock, Basics Fundamentals, Silver Glitter Paper
Stamps: In the Background, First Noel
Inks: Charcoal, Black, Bashful
Accessories: Flower Market Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Basics Ribbon Collection, White Pearls, Foam Tape, Clear Shimmer Brush, ShinHan Marker, Silver Metallic Marker, Sponge Daubers, Corner Rounder

Enjoy,
Alyson


12 comments:

  1. Oh! so Gorgeous! really Elegant. I love it!

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  2. Love this, and the poinsettia is fabulously done. Love the shimmer brush on it.

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  3. Stunning! I love the shimmer on the flower!

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  4. Gorgeous card and I love that poinsettia!

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  5. Gorgeous card! I love flower and the colors you used.

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  6. Amazing!! Love the bashful with the silver and greys!!

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  7. As always...such a BEAUTIFUL card! :) Love the shimmer & the Bashful colored flower! :)

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  8. Another wow card!! Beautiful poinsettias!!

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