Thursday, 16 February 2012

Season of Joy Card - 52 CCT Colour Combo Challenge Card

This week at the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown blog the challenge is a colour combo.  The ladies have been kind and given us a nice and easy, traditional, festive combo to work with.  The ladies were also very kind to me last week - my layered poinsettia card got chosen for the Top Honor spot - I was very chuffed indeed!

My Valentine's card from hubby came in a lovely gold envelope and Owen now knows not to write on any special envelopes he gives me - it's taken a while to train him but he's got it now LOL!  This challenge seemed the perfect project to use my gold envelope for so I measured the envelope first and made a 12.5 cms (4 7/8") square Old Olive card base to fit.  I found the ticket shape already cut out in my stash so I decided to use that.  I stamped the words stamp from the Season of Joy set twice, once in Old Olive ink and again in Riding Hood Red ink, cut out some red pieces and glued them over the top of the green.   I embossed just part of the card with the Sizzix 'Sugar' embossing folder and then assembled the ticket panel, adding some gold lurex ribbon and some gold nailheads.  I added more ribbon around the embossing to finish off the card front.

I decided to make this a gift card or money holder so I glued an embossed panel to act as a pocket and added a sentiment.  I then stamped and cut out 3 poinsettias from the Season of Joy set to finish off the inside.  I glued a stamped and punched snowflake element to the envelope flap to finish off.    Another Christmas card added to the box and it's only February - it feels good!

Stamps: SU! Season of Joy set, 'Merry Christmas' from SU! Four the Holidays set, frame from Hero Arts Sending You Love clear set
CS: SU! Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Old Olive & Riding Hood Red
Tools: Sizzix Tickets Framelits die, Sizzix 'Sugar' embossing folder, circle punches, Hero Arts
'Small Tag Frame'  Frame Cuts die,  corner rounder punch
Embellishments & accessories: gold lurex ribbon, gold nailheads



Rocky said...

Love the card Ruth, that olive green is amazing. Like the idea of a money wallet.

Holly Young said...

this is just lovely!!!!!!!!! Love the green and I love the embossing,,,,,,and oh boy is that envelope something special!

Margaret said...

This is gorgeous! I love the highlighted red bits on the image and the nail heads go so well with the ribbon and that beautiful envelope!

Mynnette said...

This is fabulous! LOVE the bright reds and the gold glittery ribbon! LOVE it! :) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)