Vintage Christmas Card (GC 35)

When I think of Purple, Gold, and Green – the colors in this week’s Gingersnap Creations #35 Color Challenge – I think of elegance, regalness, and the holidays – so I dug out some of the most scrumptious supplies I could find, and designed my first Christmas card of the year!

I wanted to create a lot of depth and texture in this card, so for its base, I used a velvety deep green suede paper (manufacturer unknown), then added handmade purple paper from Paper Passport to the right side of the card. On the left I added a beautiful, golden mesh ribbon that allows the background to peek through.

Next, I cut, tore, and distressed (with CTMH Ponderosa Pine Ink) a gold patterned Creative Memories photo mat down to size and layered it with a beautiful image which I believe was part of a 2004 My Mind’s Eye vintage kit. I added a narrow piece of shimmery gold ribbon to the base of the card to give it a nice accent.

For the finishing touch, I layered green and pink flowers from Maya Road’s Velvet Blossom’s – Water Tin and added mini gold brads to the center. I wish I could share this card with you in person – it is truly a tactile delight!

If you’re a fan of this color combination, why not make something beautiful to share? The challenge is open until January 16th – and you can learn more about the weekly challenges at Gingersnap Creations!

9 Responses to “Vintage Christmas Card (GC 35)”

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  1. JeanFB says:

    This is sooooo elegant! Love what you've done with these colors! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, too 🙂

  2. Shar says:

    Beautiful card! I love all the details and texture!

  3. Lynn Stevens says:

    yummy yummy yum!

  4. Gerrie Johnnic says:

    This is really nice…and…you created your first Christmas card for 2010! Amazing lady, as she sits here shakin' her head….really a Christmas card, lol! By this rate, you'll be done in no time, maybe I should start thinking smarter she says now……….smiles & hugz

  5. Anita says:

    Beautiful card!

  6. Kim says:

    Very pretty, Ramona!!!

  7. christina d says:

    It's a beautful card. I never would of thought of using those colors for Christmas but they sure work!

  8. Ali Manning says:

    This is so rich and beautiful! Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Challenge.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love your card .
    hugs sandy.o

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