Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Sleigh Ride

 Hello. Hope everyone is well. I'm popping in to share a Christmas card.
We are having electrical work done today and they just turned it back on for me to upload this one pic. Once they are done in a little bit, I will come back and add more to this post. 
OKAY, electricity is back on and I can finish this post. We are having a new vent hood put in and the work will be continuing tomorrow. We borrowed a neighbor's generator for the icebox and air conditioning. So, because I've not had indoor lighting today, I decided to work on this card because it's a limited color palette, pink and grey. I used Morning Mist Versafine Clair for my stamping ink and Artistic Outpost's Sleigh Ride stamp set (which I've had for years and had never inked up). 
I used the stand of trees as background.
I used one of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's current challenge sketches for my design layout.
I used a white Bazzill 6x6 card base, some dark pink Bazzill for my base mats front and back, some grey SU card for matting and a scrap of light pink Autumn Leaves patterned paper for my top paper layer. On it I stamped the trees with the VF Clair, which I also used to stamp the sentiment and the girls. I colored them with Promarkers and fussy cut them. I used my metallic silver shadow gel pens on the sleigh blading and the flourish peeking out from under the bottom of the circle. I die cut a Elizabeth Craft bow  from white card and colored it with the silver gel pen as well. I added store bought silver metallic snowflakes at each corner per the sketch. Oh, and I stippled Angel Pink Memento ink on the sentiment and edged it with an ice grey Promarker.

Inside at left, I stamped a Stamplorations sentiment with the VF Clair and accented with a pink Promarker. At right is a shot of the card back along with the front to show continuity. I have used a sheet of Pink & Main Frosty patterned paper on top of the dark pink base mat, and a stamped and punched siggie.
And final view. I have a huge collection of AO stamp sets (almost 70 sets!) because I love their vintage look, but some of them really intimidate me. So I need to just use them and get over it. At any rate, one more Christmas card done and an otherwise on-hold day was productive for me. I'm not a fan of this color combo, but that's okay because it does have a wintery look to it. I also probably don't have the best shades of the colors to look really good, because I've seen some really nice pink and grey cards. Still glad I tried it out. 
Have a great evening/day, thanks for visiting me and keep on crafting! XOX



lauren bergold said...

lovely card! so pleased you could join our fun at JINGLE BELLES!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card. I adore the very differen colour palette. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

Becca Sadler said...

Wonderful sled/sleigh themed wintery Christmas card for MTTCC's current challenge! Thanks, Aimeslee!! I enjoyed reading how you made the card and persevered through electricity issues! --Becca/DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! I REALLY love this card Aimes, love the vintage look and fabulous colours and images.
Faith x

craftytrog said...

Such a cute festive card!

Kathie said...

Lovely Christmas card Aimeslee. Great colours and what a lovely image. I noticed your handmade embellishment on the back of your card. Have a look at my blog I have one I use on my cards sometimes that's Handmade with love and a heart in the centre. If you would like the file I can always email it to you. I size them and then print a whole sheet of them and use them when needed. Wow don't we rely on electricity so much, you don't realise it until you go to do something that needs it. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

SmilynStef said...

always love some Artistic Outpost ... so very glad you joined us for our Christmas Cookie Color prompt at Jingle Belles.

Kristine said...

Nice vintage Christmas card Aims 🥰

brenda said...

A delightful image and the soft colour palette is very pleasing on the eye, many thanks for sharing with us at We Love Stamping May challenge.

B x

cass said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our Anything Goes, optionalas Candy Canes challenge

Makira said...

AWWWW! Such a sweet card! Love your use of patterned paper! You can never go wrong with the combination of pink and green. Thank you for your continued support of Colorful Options! We look forward to seeing your makes in the future. Cheers, Makira

Colorful Options DT

Rosie said...

A really lovely card.

Have a wonderful weekend

*Vicki* said...

Wow, what a very beautiful Christmas design! Really love the Vintage style kids and your scene for them worked out brilliantly! The sentiment is perfect for this card and I love the addition of the metallic snowflakes!

It's no fun being without electricity, but hopefully things will get sorted out and you get back to normal. Thank you for leaving your kind comment on my blog about my AJ page as I really appreciate you taking the time. Have a great weekend!

Lia said...

A very nice, nostalgic christmascard! Thank you for showing.

D.L. Walls said...

Great Vintage Christmas card. Those images remind me of the Tim Holtz Paper Dolls. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Paper Funday!
The Paper Funday Challenge
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Berni Cuttino said...

Amazing design and dazzling embellishments, simply an awesome card. Thanks for joining us at We look forward to seeing you again.
Berni Cuttino, 613 Avenue Create , DT Coordinator
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Donna Phelan said...

Great use of that Sketch, beautiful Christmas card! I love the shades and tones you used for your monochromatic creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Monochromatic Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great take of the sketch and beautiful image. Love the vintage feel!
Thanks for joining us at We Love Stamping!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the My Time To Craft Christmas challenge and 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.

Darlene said...

Beautiful card my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Monochromatic’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


P.S. Thanks for also sharing in our Sisterhood of Crafters and Peace on Earth Challenges. Good Luck!

Alyson Mayo said...

Such a pretty holiday card - those colours work perfectly together. Love me some winter (really!)

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining with us at Classic Design Challenge. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

MagsB said...

What a lovely card, Aimeslee! I love the old-fashioned image of the children! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft Christmas!

love Mags B x

anne said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Aimeslee, your colours give it a lovely vintage feel. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2
Anne xx

OlgaB said...

Lovely Christmas card!
Thank you for joining SSW2.
Hope to see you again!
Hugs from Africa!

Doris Klein said...

This is really pretty! Nice colours and great idea with the design!

Thanks for playing along with our Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Jana Forrest said...

Aimeslee this is such a pretty pretty card. Love the Artic Outpost images. Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest

Irena Stefanova said...

Beautiful, great design!
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Love To Scrap 155-th Challenge. I hope you will play along again.