Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Kraft Christmas

Good morning again. If you are looking for my Cards und More post please scroll down.

Tuesday, 9 o'clock means a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week we would like to see your projects on the theme of -

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Any Christmas project for the men in your life, young or old.
I went with a more mature male in mind with my card.


I was inspired by the challenge over at MUSE: Christmas Visions with this super card.


I took various elements from it, such as the kraft panel, white die cut circle, deep red banner, and gold embossing, not forgetting the shadowed Christmas tree.
For my card I die cut the kraft base card to create an opening and stuck my white circle on the inside. I kept the card just kraft and stamped snowflakes over the base then heat embossed in gold. The banner was cut and stamped with a LOTV greeting then the edges lightly embossed in gold. The tree was cut from a scrap of dark green glitter card and gold mirry. I liked the way the edge of gold was peeking from behind the sparkly green one so glued the green over the gold one so a little bit of gold was showing then attached it to the base together with the banner.
As it was a masculine card I kept embellishments down to the minimum, you can always get away with a little bling on a Christmas card I think. The CAS style, kraft and dark colours used make for a more masculine feel.

OK, now it's your turn.

I'm joining in over at - 



      

My Time To Craft!
Christmas in July

23/7 edited to add


Thanks for stopping by, see back soon. :)

17 comments:

  1. Lovely card Jules, like the contrast of the kraft card with the red and green

    Joan

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  2. Love this card - in fact (shhhh!) I prefer it to the original you CASEd! The Kraft works beautifully
    Jane

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  3. Beautiful!! I love this layout and the way used stamps and that cute die. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  4. Fabulous Christmas card! I really love the gold embossing on the kraft cardstock and the tree is lovely.

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  5. Fabulous take on Betty's muse card.

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  6. Clever idea to use the window! So glad you joined us at MCV this week!

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  7. This is beautiful! Love the gold embossed snowflake background! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along with Muse Christmas Visions!

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  8. LOVE your take on the Muse Christmas card, Jules!! Beautiful with the kraft, red, green and gold. I have never embossed gold on kraft before --- it looks amazing. This would work for the Happy Little Stampers July Christmas challenge - Tree ... hope you'll join us. xx

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    1. Thanks for the heads up Loll. x

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    2. Thanks for joining in! :) xx

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  9. Prachtige kerstkaart Julie
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  10. Beautiful card! Swirling snowflakes bring traffic to the card. The combination of craft paper and Christmas colors gives an amazing effect. Thank you for sharing in the challenge Happy Little Stampers Christmas.
    Regards,
    BozenA DT HLSC

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  11. So elegant! Glad you shared it with us at My time To Craft!

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  12. A fabulous CASE Julie. Thanks for joining in our first Christmas challenge at Happy Little Stampers. Carol DT x

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  13. So fabulous to see a Christmas window card. The embossed snowflakes lookes gorgeous on the kraft.

    Thank you for joining us at INK for our Kraft challenge. Hope you will join us again next time :)
    Pia xx

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  14. What a great card! I love that banner across it. Everything ties together so perfectly! Thanks for joining us for the first Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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