Sunday, 10 July 2011

Less Is More With Legs - OLC Challenge Christmas Card

What a fun Less Is More challenge this week - to make a one layer card with something that has legs!  I decided to make a Christmas card using my very sweet gingerbread man and a retired SU! Christmas set (Peaceful Wishes) I got from eBay a few months ago and hadn't inked up yet.

I started off with a cream A6 card blank, used a rectangle Nestie die to cut out a mask and then I sponged So Saffron ink inside the rectangle.  I then stamped the pine boughs, the string and the gingerbread man.  I love this little stamp, always makes me smile when I use him!  I used two different coloured inks for the sentiment which was easy as I used the tips of dewdrop chalk ink pads.  To finish off the front I added some Dazzling Diamonds on the boughs for a touch of seasonal sparkle.  I wanted a warm, cosy feel for this card and to try to capture the warm, golden glow of a lit Christmas tree in a room with a coal fire.  A table holding a plate of mince pies and a glass of mulled wine would give me a warm glow LOL!

I then stamped a sentiment inside the card and also used the mistletoe image from the SU! set inside and on the envelope flap.  My first Christmas card of the year made!

Stamps: SU! Peaceful Wishes & Hung Up on the Holidays sets, sentiment on front from Personal Impressions Christmas Messages clear set, inside sentiment by Penny Black
CS: Anita's A6 cream card blank
Ink: VersaMagic Gingerbread & Red Magic chalk inks, SU! So Saffron, Old Olive & Early Espresso pads, SU! Real Red & Early Espresso markers
Tools: Rectangle Nestabilities die, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, sponges
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Diamonds



Beryl K said...

Lovely card
Beryl x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two really pretty Christmas cards, love the off the page stamping and sentiments, gorgeous, Gay xxx

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful created with such gorgeous stamping and colours.


Chrissie said...

Hi Ruth... it's great to see you cracking on with your Christmas cards!
Great job!
Thanks so much for joining us again.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Love your LIM entry - and that sentiment by PB too


Angela Weimer said...

2 great cards. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day. Angela

Mandi said...

Super cards Ruth
Love the second one
I've not made any Christmas cards yet.....AGES away lol

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Suze Bain said...

Great idea with the gingerbread man. Super cards. xx

GinaA said...

This is super, great take on the challenge - Run Run - I keep thinking about the character gingy in Shrek when he gets ends up in plaster.
Happy Inking

Pauline said...

Fab Xmas cards, love the hanging gingerbread man, so sweet!

Jenny said...

I love the little gingerbread man, such a sweet Christmas card :)
Jenny x

Faith A said...

Fabulous Xmas cards, love them

Aileen said...

I love your window into your christmas tree, it does give a warm glow. x

Carol said...

and very nice Christmas cards they are too, love the gingerbread man. Carol x