It’s Christmas Card Time – Joyeux Noel

Happy Friday, everyone!  It’s December, it’s cold outside, Christmas decorations and music abound, and I’m getting in the spirit of things!  I hope you enjoy Christmas cards, because that’s what’s on the menu around here for the next couple weeks.  I’m really pleased with today’s card, something about the brown and gold together just makes me happy.  Take a look:

Noel 1


I had a great time playing with all the layers for this card.  I started with the circular Noel piece, popping it up on foam squares for dimension.  Then, I fussy cut the cream border (it’s got a lovely lighter cream design on it that’s difficult to see) and cut the red and green papers to size.  The gold ribbon and brad came from my stash, and I love the contrast of their shiny texture against the burlap.  I played with the layers I had, arranging and rearranging, and rearranging yet again…nothing quite worked until I realized I needed another little something behind the burlap layer.  I dug through my stash and found that gorgeous light brown paper with gold flourishes.  Perfect.  After that, there was no more rearranging, just gluing down layers.  🙂

I used the same papers on the inside so everything coordinated nicely:

Noel 2


Gold embossing powder is one of my most favorite tools.  It’s just so elegant!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s Noel card.  Have a lovely day!

Noel 3

2 thoughts on “It’s Christmas Card Time – Joyeux Noel

  1. Kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Melody, this card is so perfectly composed, so completely elegant and wonderfully festive that it took my breath away. I’ve been staring at it for about 5 minutes, just drinking in every delicious detail. Wondrous!

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