Friday, 24 February 2012

Snowflake Happy Christmas Jewel Cluster Card

Over at the 52 CCT blog this week they've set an 'angels' theme challenge and as I don't have anything suitable in my stash I'm not taking part in the challenge.  However, I was determined to still make a weekly Christmas card by Friday to add to my box - well, it got to Friday and I hadn't made my Christmas card!  So to make things easier for myself I've raided my 'works in progress' box and I found this stamped and mounted panel I made months ago but never got round to placing on a finished card.  I'd been playing with my distress inks, made a few bits and pieces and tossed them in the box. 

For this panel I'd inked the snowflake with Broken China and Peeled Paint inks, spritzed with water and stamped the image.  I added the sentiment over the top, sponged on more Broken China and Peeled Paint inks and then spritzed Blue Smoke Perfect Pearls mist over the panel.  I'd added a yummy green glittery brad to the snowflake centre and matted the white panel onto Broken China CS.  The blue and green colours reminded me of some gorgeous jewel clusters I'd bought recently.  I found the Pear Pizzazz A6 landscape card already scored and folded in my stash, glued on the stamped panel and added the self adhesive jewel cluster - fast and easy Christmas card! 

All I then had to do was decorate the envelope and the inside of the card.  I inked the sentiment stamp with markers, stamped and die cut the rectangle panel, sponged the edges and layered it onto a Broken China mat.    For the envelope, I inked the snowflake stamp with the blue and green inks, spritzed with water and stamped it in the corner. 

Stamps: Hero Arts Big Snowflake cling stamp, Woodware 'Wishing You' clear stamp, Hero Arts 'Warm Wishes to You'
CS: SU! Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White, Core'dinations Broken China
Ink: Tim Holtz Broken China & Peeled Paint Distress Inks, SU! Early Espresso, Certainly Celery & Marina Mist
Tools: Rectangle Nestabilities dies, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: Perfect Pearls 'Blue Smoke' mist, PaperMania glitter brad, Mark Richards jewel cluster



Carol said...

This is lovely Ruth, the colours look fabulous. Carol x

kelly said...

Sounds like this card was crying out to be finished, you had everything ready to go! Those jewel clusters are amazing!!! WANT THEM, you must tell me where you got them!
I am ashamed to say that after telling you about this challenge and vowing to join in, I haven't done one christmas card, maybe I'll rectify that next week, (I don't have anything angely either!)
Kelly xx

Margaret said...

I love the colors on this one! The two tone stamping on the snowflake is so pretty and the cluster of jewels are just perfect!