Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Pro-Am Showdown # 3 - Krafty Christmas


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Two things I've not been very good with so far this year...making Christmas cards and doing my self-imposed challenge - Pro-Am Showdown. The idea is to be inspired by some of the many mass-manufactured cards (the professionals) and make my own homemade version (the amateur).

So here's the commercially produced card I took inspiration from:
the professional card

Like the original, I wanted  to have a large image with a hand-drawn look. I realised I have no suitable stamps that big, so I looked through my digistamps and found the wreath. (Unfortunately there was nothing on the file name to say where it came from - I suspect it was a prize originally). I stamped and gold-embossed the sentiments (Mama Elephant and Avery Elle) and them used an embossing pen to trace some fronds and gold embossed them. 

I'd like to enter: 
Crimbo Crackers  kraft 
Merry Monday  kraft
Tuesday Throwdown embossing 
Happy Little Stampers Christmas  embossing 
Rudolph Day Christmas  

25 comments:

  1. Very classy, very professional and loving the gold accents x

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  2. Gorgeous wreath with the gold accents!!

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  3. Wow! This is beautiful. The gold metallic mat combined with the gilded bits of the greenery, really make this card outstanding. I like your take on the pro's...in fact I like yours better!

    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  4. Wow!! EWhat a superb creation! Perfectly replicating the SB card, though yours is so much nicer ... Beautiful wreath!

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  5. Amazing card with great use of the ideas on the original card

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. This is stunning, and congrats on being started on Christmas cards!

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  7. This is STUNNING! What a gorgeous creation using that digital image!

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  8. I remember seeing this digi stamp out there somewhere, but also cant remember where it came from. I love what you've done with it and it look fantastic on the craft card. The embossend sentiment over the top looks great.

    Sue xx

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  9. Beautiful card, love the design and the gold gives it a classy look.
    Thanks for joining in the Rudolph Days Challenge this month - Good Luck!
    Liz - Guest Designer xx

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  10. Beautiful and elegant. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  11. Oh! Genius! Wonderful! Exceptionally beautiful! Definitely my favorite !!
    Hugs,
    Bożena A.

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  12. Your added gold elements on the kraft card are stunning! Thank you for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. Oh this is beautiful! Love the simple colour scheme, really packs a punch. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

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  14. I have a place in my heart for a deer but also for a wreath:) But in this peticular case I prefer your wreath; it;s stunning!

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  15. Wow, Marina--I agree with Stella as I think your card is more beautiful than the "professional" one! Stunning!

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  16. how gorgeous!!! love the look! Good on you for getting you holiday cards done. I just can't seem to be able to get into that frame of mind.
    xx Karen

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  17. What a fabulous idea and it turned out amazing!! Love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
    Hugs

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  18. Love, love, LOVE your card!! Beautiful!!

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  19. Your card has a vintage look to it and it's lovely, Marina.

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  20. Your card is better than the original, I think. Shows how a wreath can look so pretty and classic on kraft.

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  21. Your case is stunning!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

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  22. Wow! This is stunning! Love the colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  23. Ah! It's a true beauty! And although I love the commercial card and I also love reindeer on Christmas cards, yours is my favorite, it gets 10 out of 10 from me!

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