Thursday, 6 December 2018

When is a Christmas card not a Christmas card

I needed to make some Christmas cards that weren't Christmassy for some folk who've been bereaved this year.  Not too happy, but not a sad sympathy card either.  So I've used this lovely floral stamp from Penny Black and zinged it up a bit with some sparkle on the petals, a holly die cut from a tiny snippet of silver card, and a little holly border from my stash.
I think it works?

And here's the same stamp again, not just so sure if this one has worked or not, I think the Christmas elements in the one above work better..

I remember seeing a tutorial a while ago on colouring flowers and to add a hint of the other colour into the flowers.  Don't think I've explained that at all well but it's been a loooong week and my brain cells are pooped!

I added clear gloss to the vase but wish I hadn't as it's kinda bubbled my paper surface a bit.


Di said...

Wonderful cards Lynne - and so perfect for the hardest of Christmases after losing a loved one. I love both of them but think the snippets one has just that edge due to the holly sprig, a sort of hidden message.

Lovely to see you in the Playground! And wee Riby looks as enchanting as ever in her photos.


Di xx

Cheryl W. said...

I do agree that your top one works better as a Christmas card, but they're both beautiful. And who says that EVERY card sent over the holidays has to be full of Christmas imagery. I think the sentiment, "thinking of you" is perfect. The recipient will definitely appreciate either one of these lovely cards.

Sarah said...

These are lovely Lynne and definitely do what they are supposed to. I always feel for people, that have lost loved ones, at Christmas time, it must be very difficult xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Such pretty flowers!
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Darnell said...

This is a very considerate idea, Lynne. Your cards are beautifully designed and colored!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Patti said...

These are both really beautiful!! I love the color choices you've made on both cards! very sweet and so thoughtful of you!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous flowers, beautiful card.
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