7 December 2010

Katzelkraft Christmas card

Hi everyone, I have a Christmas card to show  today for my day on the Katzelkraft blog using the beautiful stamp from the half plate Nuit de Noel and the snowflake stamp from Santa KTZ746. The main image was stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then water coloured with Distress inks.

I cut out the image using a Nestabilities Labels die, embossed the image whilst still in the die and then stamped the snowflake around the edges using Old Paper distress ink. I also made a mat of red card for the image panel using the die as the template, drawing around it with a pencil and then cutting it out.

To decorate the panel I added some faux stitching at the top and used a red fine liner pen for the stitches, stickles glitter glue, some red gems and the red ribbon bow. Using a Stampin Up slot punch I made the holes at the sides so that the ribbon could be slotted through. For the card base BasicGrey Jovial paper was used from a 6x6 pad mounted on red card.

Enjoy your day!


Jenni said...

This is so lovely Chris, with kind of a nice old fashioned feel to it.
Jenni x

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful and so traditional!!! I seem to stay with cute but now I think I need to move into something different as the card and image are gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing Chanelle xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card Chris.

Lau W said...

Oh so lovely, very nice creation !

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris you certainly do created the most stunning cards and this one is no spectacular, love the papers and your image. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Chris. Love the papers and beautifully coloured!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wowzer Chris... i love this card.
so elegant and what can i say about your coloring.
always so stunning.

thanks for visting my blog yesterday and leaving me a comment
that was so sweet of you

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous rich and busy card.

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card Chris! Love the image and you awesome colouring!


Tracy V. said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the look that you have created with it. Your coloring is beautiful!

Katzele said...

What is that, water coloured ? A new technique ?

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Chris,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

beautiful :) x

Only By His Grace said...

A beautiful Christmas card Chris.
love the coloring and design. Love how you have the ribbon and the DP is great.
Hugs Marion...aka...Maz

Christina C. said...

WOW...What a MAGNIFICENT Christmas card....soooooo ELEGANT and your coloring of these ornaments is EXQUISITE.

Kathie said...

Hi Chris, this card is totally awesome, I just love your colours, design papers and I adore your big red bow, and your colouring is to perfection as normal. Very pretty.

Elisa said...

Wowww this card is very beautiful.
I love the colors

Beth Norman said...

Oh my stars, is this ever beautiful. Love your colouring/painting and your faux stitching.

Netty said...

Terrific card with such fab colours. Annette x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi!Chris this is just gorgeous,love those papers and the ribbon is so pretty.
hugs Lou.xx

Julie said...

Wow, Chris - this is a stunner - love the jewell-like colours - it's so rich and vibrant!! Amazing colour work too!! Warm wishes, Juliex