Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Seeing Red...but in a totally good way :D

Hello Again,

Well, this is my final scheduled post for the Diva's by Design Challenge Blog as I mentioned a while ago, Rebekah has decided to close the challenge blog at the end of the year and I want to say to her and the team that I've had a ball :D  It's been a totally awesome team and challenge to be a part of so I hope I've done this final challenge DT piece justice for you hun xxx

The theme is Seeing Red!  Festive or otherwise, but we need to see red in your here's my final DT inspiration for you...

I used the theme colour RED as my focal point of the card and nested it into a pure white background!

But, to ensure I followed the theme I added a glorious red insert lol 
I have never tried a white on white background before and I am so happy with the way it turned out!

Here's what I used to make it:

Image: Tiddly Inks Wryn Goes Caroling
Colouring: with my Graph'it Marker Pens and an apology!  Because I have had so many cards to make for the holidays I totally forgot to mark down the colours used...but my red combo doesn't change, my fav is 5210, 5255, 5270, 5280 with a touch of 9407 to add real depth..I love the dark rich texture this combo gives.
Printed onto 300gsm Super Smooth card from That Craft Place - I have totally changed to this for my markers, its is totally amazing and give a fabulous blend with virtually no bleed through.
Backing: white paper layerd, with the top layer being embossed using an Xcut star embossing folder and the scalloped circle die also from Xcut.  Xcut dies can be found at The Craft Place.  The insert is a paper from DCWV that I have had for yonks
Embellies: Glittered voile from The Range, pearl string and glitter from my stash and snowflakes cut from my sillouette.  The Christmas tree is hand made TOP TIP alert!  Cut a piece of card in a rectangle with the smallest side being the width you want for the bottom layer of the tree...and cut into 3 equal pieces along the long edge...the cut a triangle triangles!  BUT on the 2nd on cut off a little from the width so its a little smaller and then do the same again for the 3rd (smaller than the 2nd obviously lol)...make sense...good...add a small rectangle for the trunk and drizzle cosmic shimmer glue (or PVA) then dust with glitter!  A tree from scraps yay.

Here's the close ups:

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Sandie xx

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  1. Fabulous card love the dies Ginny x

  2. This is beautiful,love the image and your fab

  3. Love it....and the Tree Top Tip is great xxx

  4. Wow, that is stunning, I love the contrast of the red on the image with the whites of the card. Crafty Blessings. Tracy x

  5. Gorgeous I do love how you come out of the card and the image is gorgeous, Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. wow so very beautiful Sandie love the pearl string.
    Gr Karin

  7. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card the beautiful image is surrounded by so many beautiful elements. Hugs Jackie

  8. That image is absolutely adorable and your all white card is just stunning. Great work

  9. What a stunning card love the white with a pop of colour xx jan

  10. Awesome love the background and the image.
    Linda xxx

  11. Beautiful card Sandie. I love the detail you've added. Just gorgeous x

  12. So many gorgeous details on this beauty! I love the touch of red and all the sparkle and shine. The snowflakes are so delicate and beautiful as well. Sensational card! I'm so sorry to hear that challenge is closing down.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  13. Wow this is so incredibly beautiful a stunning design and gorgeous image.
    lorraine x

  14. Thanks also for sharing your lovely crafting for the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 101, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  15. This is a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  16. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Buckwells Crafty Challenge this month of “Use the colour red”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Buckwells Crafty Challenge Design Team Member)

  17. SO sad this is your last post! Your card is a beauty! I love your coloring, and the touch of tulle, the pearls and the great tip for creating your own tree! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  18. This is gorgeous! I love the snowflakes peeking over the edge! Thanks for joining us this week at Use your Stuff!

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT


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