Saturday, 7 July 2012

Christmas Village Happy Christmas Card - 52 CCT Sketch #7 Challenge

This week at the 52 CCT challenge blog we have this fab sketch layout for you to work with.  Very versatile, this will work for portrait, landscape, rectangular or square cards and it can be CAS or kicked up a notch - totally up to you!  Please check out the cards the other Design Team members have made to inspire you - as well as Jacqueline and Mynnette there are some new girls joining this week and I'm sure they'd love it if you visited their blogs!

I kept it simple with this card design using my treasured, much loved, PSX Christmas Village stamp.   This is one of my oldest stamps and I will NEVER willingly part with it!  I stamped the image onto Whisper White CS using Cherry Cobbler ink and then I added seasonal sparkle to the roofs, trees and snowy ground with glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I matted the image panel onto Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler layers and added silver brads to the corners.  I stamped the one line sentiment onto Baja Breeze CS and cut it into two pieces before gluing it to the panel.  For my background panels I cut a piece of Baja Breeze CS, embossed it with a snowflakes embossing folder, brayered Baja Breeze ink over the embossing and cut the piece into three strips.  I've popped up the image panel over the embossed panels with 3d foam tape.

You know by now that the inside of my cards and envelopes have to be decorated too!   Stamped snowflakes and a lovely sentiment for the inside of the card and a snowflake embossed strip for the front of the envelope finished things off.  I hope you'll play along with us and make a card using this layout, I'd love to come and see how you interpret it! 

Stamps: PSX Christmas Village & Snowflake Medley stamps, Personal Impressions Christmas Messages clear set, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer clear set
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler & Baja Breeze
Tools: Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, brayer, square Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Diamonds glitter, silver brads, 3d foam pads



Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely amazing, Ruth!!! LOVE your red and white scene--and the blue is so striking to go with it! I hope things are looking up--I am SO SORRY about your fur baby! {{{HUGS}}}

Patty Gorka said...

This is so pretty, I love that image and the color combo you used is wonderful! I really like that you did the inside as well, that's a nice touch!

Louise van Vuren said...

Hi Ruth, Love the colour combo on this card,very unusual for Christmas but it works! I may give it a try
Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - I wouldn't part with that stamp either - it is just gorgeous. I feel as it I'm looking out a big picture window at your lovely scene - WOW! Love those colors together too - just wonderful Ruth!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Once again, you have done an amazing job putting nontraditional 'Christmas' colors together!

kelly said...

Great frosty scene, what a gorgeous stamp! Very unusual colour combo but you've made it work.
Do you have or have you seen any bethlehem stamps around? I'm after a large one for some christmas cards this year.
Kelly xx

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