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Monday, 5 April 2010

A copper Christmas card

I always struggle with cards for men, and Christmas cards for men are a total nightmare so I thought I'd try and get one out of the way early. I've made this card for my BIL, I can't get a decent pic unfortunately so this is the best I can do

The background is an elusive images stamp, stamped onto vellum with copper brilliance ink. I've stamped the reindeer (from Tim Holzt) onto acetate, embossed with copper dreams EP and then added Cosmic Shimmer Autumn Twinkles on the reverse (it looks black on the scan but its really a scrummy colour). The frame is made from some copper embossed card from my stash, it looked a bit plain so I added some little stampbord squares (copper brilliance, stamped with black stazon and triple embossed). The plaque and sentiment are both from Elusive images, coloured with glimmer mist and the letters highlighted with some glossy accents

For the following challenges:
Bah Humbug - embossing
ABC Christmas Challenge - G is for glitz
and Gingersnaps GC47 - Copper Ginger or Rust

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Gorgeous copper card, I really like the different tones on it. X Fab

  2. Lovely card Claire, the copper look is brilliant and perfect for a man
    Beryl x

  3. Oh so pretty, I just want to touch this gorgeous card, what amazing texture, thanks for playing at Susie and Vikki's Christmas Challenge!!!!

  4. This is gorgeous Claire,I love the

  5. A gorgeous card Claire, love the copper.

  6. oh wow this is really impressive. A perfect man card but totally stunning for everyone really.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug! and also for showing interest in being considered for a guest DT spot.
    Ann xxx

  7. Gorgeous card Claire with a fabulous copper finish. Love the tone on tone look and your reindeer stamp is fabby.

    Many thanks for joining in our latest challange.

    Bah! Humbug!

  8. Love this Claire, I agree with you it's so hard to find something suitable for men. The copper colour is great and it looks so textured, sure to be a winner with your BIL.

    Jenny x

  9. Perfect for either men or women I think love it. Love Cynthia x

  10. I think copper is fast becoming one of my favourite metallic finishes. Absolutely stunning Claire. Thank you for playing along with us again at Bah! Humbug! and good luck in the prize draw.


  11. Beautiful card Claire I love the copper colour theme that is a favourite of mine and love the image you have done a brilliant job with this one.
    Lorraine x

  12. beautiful card, so elegant, and love the sparkle. thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas blog.
    hugs, annie x

  13. Very eyecatching. Love copper theme and the reindeer is so stylised and theatrical!

    Janet xx

  14. It's a lovely card and perfect for a man. Well done.
    Beryl xx

  15. Lovely bright and ziggy card! and excellent for a man too! well done and thanks for joining in with the ABC Christmas Challenge this time! Samantha :0)

  16. Wow Wow Wow, what a fabulous card. Hugs Rita xx

  17. Wow! this is really great. I bet the copper really looks pretty in real life! Thank you so much for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one that started today: H for Holly with a bonus sketch. Hope you can play along again!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  18. How very lovely! Great interplay of pattern and texture. Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge!

  19. Fab image love the colours excellent for a man card card.
    Thank you for taking part in Susie & Vikki's Christmas Challenge


  20. Stunning Claire, what a beautiful image and perfect for a male card. Thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club Challenge.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki & Susie xx


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