Thursday 5 November 2020

Contemporary Christmas

Hello and Welcome

Meet today's card.
Pretty simple to create using the Three Rectangle Shadow Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
So here is what I did to create my card.

  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock as my front card panel.  I laid the Three Rectangle Shadow stencil over the panel and fastened it with some low tack tape.
  • Next, using an old credit card, I dragged different colours of acrylic paint over the stencil, depositing it onto my card panel.  The paint application was so thin that it didn't take long to dry at all.  (you may want to let yours dry a bit as not to get the colours all muddy when mixed together.
  • Using the side edge of the credit card, I added some black paint markings to add interest.
  • I removed the stencil and immediately washed it in some warm soapy water.
  • While all my black lines dried, I die-cut the deer from Memory Box with some black paper twice and glued them together for stability.  
  • I placed the panel into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair and then clear heat embossed it.
  • I glued the painted panel onto a heavy white card base and pop dotted the deer in the corner.

 Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

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Adding my card to these challenges:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES

Stamps- Santa's List (YNS)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Three Rectangle Shadow (ACLD); old credit card;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Jumping Deer (Memory Box); clear eb powder; heat tool


bugle said...

Love your card!

Pat said...

I absolutely love this Karen. The colours are so pretty and the added black using the edge of an old credit card and the other lines using it flat gives such a pretty random look, and the double layer black silhouette deer and sentiment also in black really stand out over the top. A gorgeous card. x

Ink Stained Roni said...

This is simple but it makes such a statement! Love it, thank you for sharing!

Christine Alexander said...

This is one of the coolest Christmas cards I've seen. love the non traditional colours :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Karen - love the unconventional colours you have used on this stunning Christmas card. The silhouette deer is perfect against the background
Stay safe

SherylH said...

What a wonderful idea for a background!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and I love the colors. This is so artistic looking.

craftytrog said...

A fabulous card Karen! I love that colourful background!
Alison xx

marilyn said...

LOVE the colors and modern twist!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I LOVE it, what a wonderful card, fabulous colours and design, love how you used the stencil in a different way of colouring, the black marks are fab and so is your reindeer Kate.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh I just love your contemporary Christmas card Karen, fabulous design and colours, the leaping stag image is fabulous, Kate x

Carolyn L said...

What a fabulous background technique, Karen. The design and colors are spectacular.... and I'm a Red & Green Christmas person!

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, you do have a wonderful way with contemporary design! I love it! Every 'swipe' of these fabulous colors makes it more festive!!

Bonnie said...

Love these non-traditional colors and the contemporary flair of this card, Karen! The deer looks right at home! Awesome, my friend!

Susan said...

Very contemporary! But it also reminds me of 1960s interior design and fashion. Love the vibrant colours making a background for that great reindeer.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous modernistic arylic painted rectangle panels, Karen. I love your colors with the added black marks. Beautiful artsy background for your die cut stag, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi, Karen, hope you are well. My, this is truly inspired! I love it! XXO

samantha's cards said...

What a lovely Christmas card, thanks for joining us at THAIC.

Loll said...

LOVE this vibrant and modern Christmas card design! Always amazed by your work using a credit card. This is so cool, my friend! xx

Ida said...

This is super neat. I really like the non-traditional colors.

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful card, thanks for joining us at the Craft Rocket Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT