Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Christmas Colour INKspiration #16



Hello and Welcome to the Colour INKspiration Challenge!!


This challenge features the colours of:  Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, and Basic Gray.
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Happily, these colours spoke to me of Christmas!!!


 Why?  Because I have some NEW goodies from the preorder of our Holiday Catalogue, so I really didn't need much encouragement to be inspired towards Christmas!!  This card features a sneak peek from the catalogue - it's the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and coordinating Bethlehem Edgelit Dies which is sold in a bundle (save 10% woo hoo!).



I've made a double Z fold card so Mary and Joseph are travelling along the front of the card with the Bethlehem silhouette in the background.  The stars in the night sky and the gorgeous greeting have been heat embossed white to surround the lovely star of Bethlehem cut from the dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  The front z fold has the top edge torn from the Sahara Sand to emulate the sand environment of the trek through the desert for the travellers.  


My second Christmas card is featuring the Carols of Christmas bundle which is available NOW so you can start early with your Christmas creating.  This bundle features the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.


I've used exactly the same layout for both cards - a double z fold - as well as the same colours and the featured Dapper Denim night sky.  The stars on this card are created using one of the Framelits cut into the Dapper Denim, and then some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper adhered behind to sparkle and twinkle in the sky.   The front z fold of this card is torn Whisper White to simulate snow drifts.  

Added Edit - The dimensions for these cards are in metric.  Cardstock is 10.5 cm x the length ofA4 which is approximately 29.6cm.  I have scored at 14cm and 22cm along the long side of the card.  The strip in the front for the double z fold is 3cm x the length of A4 and also scored at 14cm and 22cm along the long side.  The top edge is then torn for the extra texture.   I hope this helps!



AND..... I love both of my cards - one full of snow and sparkly trees, and one set in the desert with the sparkly star.  The dazzling diamonds glimmer paper is so so perfect for Christmas Cards!!!

  I must admit I know nothing of snowy lands or desert climes, but I do know about a starry sky - we live far enough away from any light pollution to have a marvellous sky where we live on the Sunshine Coast in tropical Queensland.




Now it's time for you to hop along to see our next awesome colour INKspiration from Mel and her ADORABLE card!!

And please join in the fun and add your project to our facebook challenge page!!

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping.
Love Julia    x










18 comments:

  1. Super Christmas cards, Julia. I think my order will arrive tomorrow, can't wait to play.

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  2. You Z fold card works so well with this new set .. can't wait to try it!

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    1. Thankyou Tanya. This is a lovely set!

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  3. These z fold cards are amazing! The Bethlehem card is magnificent! X

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    1. Thank you Nicole, I love it too! I'm so glad I got it in my preorder!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Julia. Love this layout. It works perfectly with this set!

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  5. 2 fabulous cards Julia, showing off both the colour scheme and these new products to perfection.

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    1. Thank you so much Lou. These cards came together so easily, they were really meant to be!

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  6. Your double Z Fold me are amazing! Great use of the colours and new products ~ Jay

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    1. Thankyou Jay. I'm keen to give the u fold a go now too after seeing your awesome work!

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  7. Love seeing new toys in action and you've used them beautifully Julia! xx

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    1. Thankyou Nikki. It's always so much fun to have new toys!

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  8. This is gorgeous Julia, this set wasn't on my radar before you & Jay showcased it. It is now though ;)

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    1. THank you Lisa. So much potential with this set - just beautiful!

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  9. Could you please send me dimensions for double z fold?

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  10. Hello Gloria, Thank you for your interest in my card. The dimensions are in metric. Cardstock is 10.5 cm x the length ofA4 which is approximately 29.6cm. I have scored at 14cm and 22cm along the long side of the card. The strip in the front for the double z fold is 3cm x the length of A4 and also scored at 14cm and 22cm along the long side. The top edge is then torn for the extra texture. I hope this helps!

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