Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The stockings were hung.....

Yes, more Christmas cards from me!  I made 3 of the same design using different colors.
I made my first card in non-traditional Christmas colors for this week's Color Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers - to use plum and two shades of blue.   I stenciled the brick in plum and used two shades of blue on the stocking.
I made the 'mantel' by cutting a piece of woodgrain DP, adhering it to a same-size cut piece of white cardstock to give it weight and popped it up on foam dots.   The holly is cut off of a larger ornament decoration from K and Co.  I inked around the stocking with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink.

My next two card colors were chosen based on the Merry Monday Challenge
I used more traditional colors on these two cards
The only difference between these two is the color I used on the brick stenciling.

Stamps: Rustic Christmas set by Claire Brennan/Waltzingmouse - Retired
Paper:  White, Rustic Cream, Plum Pudding, Americana - PTI, DP Dream St. Papers.
Inks:  Perfect Plum - SU, Hawaiian Shore, Blueberry Sky, Americana - PTI, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso Ink Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch.
Accessories:  foam dots, Holly from Layered Accents Visions of Christmas - K and Co, brick stencil - Wendy Vecchi.

13 comments:

Marcia HIll said...

Cute, cute cards Julia! I absolutely LOVE your stockings with the sentiment on them...too FUN!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three beauties, Julia - just love the brick stencil behind your fun stockings!!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW! These are gorgeous Julia! Love all three cards but have to admit my favorite is the blue one.
Thank you for this wonderful inspiration.
Hugs
Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Loll said...

Awesome design ... looks great in all three colour combos. You're going to have all your Christmas cards done by summer!! Great job! xx

LeAnne said...

OMGoodness....I am LOVING that stocking, wish I had gotten it before Claire stopped WM! It is so sweet and I love how you did the brick as well...what great cards! I love them ALL!

Bonnie said...

A fantastic stocking in any color! Love the stenciled bricks!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

You are so smart getting a start on Christmas cards!! I love these stockings!!

Petra said...

Nice vintage look! Tim Holtz himself couldn't do better ☺

Redanne said...

All three are wonderful Julia, who would have thought that purple bricks could look so good - I love them! Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell said...

Great brick stenciling and stocking coloring, Julia! These are delightful! Is it just me or does that stocking look like there is a leg in it?! Reminds me of the leg lamp in The Christmas Story, lol! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn said...

A wonderful stockings - loved the script design.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards....what an amazing background, so real.

butterfly said...

Your design works so well in all the colours, but I'm definitely drawn to the plum + blue - what a great combination.
Alison x

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