Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Very Purple Christmas

I'm not usually one for non-traditional Christmas colors, but this card has me gaga for purple! It was made for my best pal Cheryl of Purple Bow Crafts fame. I used three types of Core'dinations cardstock including Cosmo Cricket Naturals, Vintage and my very favorite Black Magic.

I stamped the background using embossing ink and myStampBOX's Winter Flakes set covered with pale green Pearl Ex powder. The purple sentiment is from the Straightforward set which, in my opinion, is a must-have for any cardmaker.

The ornament is from the Deck the Halls set - embossed with silver glitter Zing! powder, embellished with a Maya Road crystal pin and finished with silver ribbon I recycled from a birthday gift. In the end I think this is one of my favorite Christmas cards ever!

The card was made to accompany a gift I made for my friend Cheryl that was inspired by this post from my stamping pal Stef. I decided to make my own version of this awesome Christmas wreath with yarn balls featuring Cheryl's favorite color (purple) with touches of white, silver and aqua. Here's how mine turned out:

Isn't that fun? I'm hoping that Cheryl will hang this in her craft loft and enjoy the sparkly goodness well into the new year. Our husbands say that we must have been separated at birth because we share a brain (which both delights us AND terrifies them.) I just want her to know how much she means to me and my entire family. She is the best!

Merry Christmas, Cheryl!!


SmilynStef said...

I love that my link love inspired such an amazing creation ... fantastic colors.

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning Jolene! I'm a BIG purple fan and this Xmas card with purple rocks! Love the nontraditional colours!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Very pretty wreath. I Love your Christmas card!!! The colors are so different but look fantastic as a holiday card.