Monday, 31 August 2009

Graphicus Monthly Challenge - August

Graphicus Challenge - August

August’s Challenge Theme: CHRISTMAS


See the Graphicus Blog for past and present challenges.

So here's 3 cards ....

The first: Christmas Card using Greens & Burgundy. This is a Joy-fold card made in the style of a gift.

Using Papers from the New Decadent Brocade CD which were cut and shaped to the design then I used a fine liner in gold to highlight the pattern. The papers were backed on to a bright green vellum and on to gold mirri board then on to burgundy card stock. Corners stamped with corner Holly flourish from the Christmas Flourish themeplate.

The main tag was stamped using with the matching design to the background which was from one of the Graphicus Guild members stamps. Stamped using Versamark on the burgundy card to create a watermarked effect. Another panel was stamped using the same stamp then embossed in gold. The poinsettias are from the Christmas Fusion themeplate which are stamped on to Acetate then gold leaf has been applied behind. Centre poinsettia is decoupaged. Burgundy glitter to centers.

When you open the card up there is another tag card inside tied with a bow so you can pop in a special message.

Now you can see the embossing and outlining a little better.


You may have previously met Oliver Twitter .... Well meet his cousin Robin ... no not the ice-skater that was Robin Cousins !!!

Here's Robin ....

Stamps used - All of A Twitter , Christmas Flourish , Seasons Greetings .

He visits every Christmas !

OK now for the third card .... Sunglasses at the ready as this takes Complementary to the extreme. Andy Warhol move over ....

Coming next ... Tall trees .. see you tomorrow !


Sally H said...

Oh wow! You have been busy! The first one is absolutely breathtaking, and the other two are great too!

veronica said...

lovely cards - the first one is abosolutely gorgeous, and I really love your xmas version of oliver twitter!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love Card No 1 Deby, really lovely, Robin on card No 2 is very clever, and card no 3, ouch my eyes! Very bright! Great cards, all three of them, Judith x

Anne said...

Wow! LOVE the extreme complimentary... What a fun bunch of cards

Val said...

These are stunning - love the gold embossing - makes ir look so rich and decadent.

Joy said...

Wow! amazing colecton of cards xx

Janeyc49 said...

Lovely cards Deby - I think the first one is beautiful.

Janet x