Saturday, 15 October 2016

Retro Wreath

Hi and welcome!  Today's post features a Christmas card that I made using the sketch at MFT, the retro/vintage theme at Merry Monday and the colors from Color Throwdown.


I think olive, aqua and gray are quite retro colors for a Christmas card, so I hope this passes muster at Merry Monday.

I die-cut three of the wreath shapes and glued them together.   I then randomly placed groupings of tiny little aqua stars.  Once I'd die-cut the bow, I went over some parts with a matching Copic marker to give it some definiton and shading.

The sentiment is stacked three high and it, plus the stars are all liberally coated in Wink of Stella for a lovely shimmer.

Thanks for visiting.





Products used:

Cardstock:  White, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse (PTI), Smoke (SSS)
Dies:  Merry Christmas, Winter Wreath, Blueprints 11 (MFT)
Accessories:  Wink of Stella, Copic Marker BG45

Cheers
Karren

13 comments:

Maria said...

Very pretty card with the wreath! Love the colors!

I Card Everyone said...

Retro or not, Karren, I LOve them, and your gorgeous card! That smoke cs has never looked more at home!
=]

Susan Powell said...

Love the color combo, love those little stars and that sentiment looks fantastic popped up like that! Great card!

Bonnie said...

Love the texture of this pretty wreath, Karren! It's always good to see you at Merry Monday!

Marcia HIll said...

I think those colors definitely qualify as "retro" Karren, and I love your card...CAS perfection!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Jeanne H said...

Great card! Love the colors together.

Rosemary said...

fabulous take on all the challenges, karren!!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is beautiful, Karren! I love the color combo! Retro perfection! XX

Amy Rohl said...

Love the grey sentiment with that lovely wreath! Thanks for playing along with us at CTD this week!

Karen Davis said...

So clean and crisp. I love the colour combo and the gorgeous wreath.

Cécile RIBON said...

Great take on the CTD color Palette! This wreath is so pretty. Love the bold grey "Merry Christmas"

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on the retro/vintage theme, and I love how you tied it in with the other challenges! Great idea to add some shading to the bow and shimmer to the stars, too...it adds so much pizazz to your design! Another really gorgeous card, Karren!

Broni said...

This is beautiful, Karren! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at the Color Throwdown!