Sunday, 23 November 2014

Red Door & White Wreath Christmas Card

Why is it that a Red Front Door is festive, whereas any other colour is just plain wrong?  I understand why post boxes are red, and obviously a robin needs a red breast, and even Rudolph a red nose.  However, I have no idea why a Christmassy door just has to be red, but it does!  Anyhow, I hope you like my festive Red Door and White Wreath Christmas Card.
Card Recipe:
Paper and Card: Centura Pearl White card, Red Linen textured
Tools: Tonic Studios Floral Crafters Tool Kit, Verso Tiara Corner, Domed Window, Window Box, Christmas Cracker and Branches Dies, Grand Calibur 
Embellishments: double satin ribbon, pearl strands, rhinestone crystals, crystal button, handmade hatpins

First of all, I wanted to give you a nice close-up of the new Tonic Studios Verso Tiara Corner Dies. These dies have a separate outer cutting edge, meaning you can choose whether to cut out the entire corner as a die cut, or create a laser-cut finish into the cardstock (which is what I've done).  Hope you can pick up the lovely embossed detail too.

Now, I think it's important to be able to use your dies in lots of different ways, without your cards looking the same.  Dies are an investment so it's important to get lots of use from them.  This festive Christmas card was created from a variety of dies but only the sentiment was actually a Christmas die!
I made my Christmas Wreath by using die cuts from my Window Box and Branch Dies. As I wanted quite a compact wreath, I cut some of the sprigs in half.  I used eight of each design and shaped the sprigs with my new Floral Crafters Tool Kit to create dimension and depth.










It's been a while, but my beloved hatpins have made a return, along with a bling-tastic rhinestone button.  I've combined this with a cheery red ribbon and ribbon bow.  Speaking of ribbon, that's the theme for this fortnight's challenge over at an Oldie But A Goodie, or you could use Lace or even combine Ribbon and Lace!  Ribbons and lace are staple items in my craft stash, so I never have a problem finding an item to use over 6 months old when the theme is this fortnight's challenge.  If you have lots of stash to use up, why not pop over to the challenge and join in the fun.
Here's one final look at my card, can you guess that I used my domed window die to create the door?  I will be posting a tutorial on how to do this in the near future.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling it Up
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22 comments:

  1. So gorgeous and a brill idea to make a wreath, I have a die similar to that one so I,m going to have a go. Love it. xxx

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  2. Wow Dips, that's an in-your-face fandabbydozy card! Love it :-) You are quite right, Christmas doors do have to be red lol! Love the idea of the white wreath. Maddy x

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  3. Wow this is so lovely, the red and white really stands out.

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  4. Brilliant card love the red door love th hatpind and bling button and fantastic wreath great idea
    carol x

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  5. Wow how striking!I love how you've used the dies in different ways. I've had a good close look at how you've managed it and you have inspired me to have a go.

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  6. so inventive - such a stunning card!!

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  7. Live this card, the dies are so nice, especially the wreath one. Hopped from docraft

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  8. Absolutely love this card its beautiful xx

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  9. Wonderful card ,beautiful image . Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Pearl challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

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  10. hi Dips, what a show-stopper, fantastic die-cutting, the bling on the ribbon finishes this card off to perfection ! Fi x

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  11. Beautiful card with lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again
    Yvonne

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  12. This card is really eye-catching. This card in just red and white works so well.
    Heike xx

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  13. What a lovely card. So vibrant and I love the wreath and how you made it. Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week Jo x

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  14. Wow, what a stunning card. I love everything about it - the wreath looks amazing

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  15. wow! what a completely stunning card! sooo clever and so festive...i agree about a red door! (Sorry I'm a bit late - hopping from Docrafts ) x

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  16. Thanks for joining my theme at allsorts this week Tracy x

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  17. WOW your red door is just stunning and I love that weath!! A fantastic card
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  18. Wow card can you tell me how you got your door so big xx

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  19. that's a stunner of a card Dips x

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  20. This is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paper Playtime.

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  21. I am new to your blog and I have to say that the red Christmas door is gorgeous and red is my fave colour of all time..

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  22. Have to say, this is lovely and your tutorial is brilliant. will be trying this out as soon as i get my dies. Thanks for taking the time to post. x

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