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.


6 comments:

  1. 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.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. Such pretty flowers!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Susan
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  5. This is a very considerate idea, Lynne. Your cards are beautifully designed and colored!! 🎄Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

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

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