Thursday, July 26, 2012

Keep Calm - it's only Xmas!

Hello all - back again with another Christmas in July card.  I'm really trying to get ahead with my festive cards but it is difficult when the sun is shining and it's 90 degrees out there!  Anyway, this card is done using one of my new digis, available from LilyPink Designs at http://canyoudigiit.com/ .

I'm a big fan of the "Keep Calm" merchandise that's so popular at the minute so I thought I would come up with a keep calm bauble!  I did all of the baubles as separate digis and also as the merged group seen here -



I made the card with a recessed frame so I could put string on the baubles and hang them from the top of the card - you can probably see that better in the next snap.



The non traditional colours were inspired by the current challenge over at Through the Craftroom door  and I would also like to enter it into the challenges at  Simon Says Stamp  (Anything goes), the Stamp n doodle (Christmas in July) and Holly, jolly christmas (non trad. xmas colours).

 
  I also covered the baubles with Glossy Accents to give them some stiffness and to add some shine.  It doesn't help when taking photos but they do look pretty shiny in real life!

Thanks for stopping by today :)





10 comments:

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the cluster of Christmas ornaments! Great design! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Carla S. said...

Very cool, Dawn! Love the card design, the non-traditional colors and of course, your new digi!

April said...

I love this new immie! You showcased it beautifully!

nwilliams6 said...

This is sooo pretty - I just ordered this image as I adore it. Love the calmness on this and the non-traditional colors.

Payne Holler Cards said...

super super fun card! love the non-traditional colors (-:

Penny said...

Dawn, great new digi! And you fashioned a really wonderful card with it! Love that frame! Such a great idea! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

Kathi said...

Wow. Those digital baubles are brilliant! I love the Keep Calm sentiment with them.

I know this one is even more amazing in real life.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card - great colours. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card and colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Holly Jolly.
Cindy

Tracy said...

Awesome dimension Dawn! Love your baubles and the pretty colors you've chosen. Hugs!