Saturday 4 August 2012

Snowmen & Snowflakes Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT August Sketch Challenge

This week at the 52 {C}CT blog we want you to make a Christmas card using this interesting sketch layout.

I kept fairly faithful to the layout although I did substitute a ribbon strip for the banner element and used snowflakes rather than star shapes.  My card measures 5 3/4" square and my colour combo is Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I decided to make the square on the right hand side a window and to place the sentiment on the inside of the card.  I glued the black strips to the card front first, then I temporarily adhered the red strip with repositionable tape and punched a 1 3/8" square.  It was a tad tough punching through two layers of CS but it worked!  I then removed the red strip, attached the gingham ribbon and glued the red strip permanently to the card front.  I'm always happy to use a snowman stamp and this little one was the ideal size for the 1 3/8" squares.  I coloured one red and one blue and sponged the edges with contrasting inks.  You can't tell from the photo but I added some glitter glue to the ground under each snowman.  I added six punched white snowflakes with red metal nailheads in the centres to finish off the front.

I added more snowflakes inside along with the sentiment square.  I glued some Baja Breeze patterned paper to the envelope flap and added a snowflake circle element.

 I hope you can join us and make a Christmas card using this layout.  It will be great to add another Christmas card to your stash - and if you haven't started your seasonal cards yet, now is the time to start!  Please visit the blog and check out what my DT teamies have made, I hope we inspire you to play along!

Stamps: snowman from SU! Tags & More set, Stampendous Small Merry Christmas
CS: SU! Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU Ski Slope DSP
Ink: SU! Baja Breeze & Riding Hood Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, blender pen
Tools: 1 3/8" square punch,  X Cut snowflake punch,
square Nestabilities dies, circle punches, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: black & white gingham ribbon, red metal nailheads, SU! Dazzling Details glitter glue



Migdalia said...

Hi Ruth!Christmas is my favorite hoilday!I have not started making Christmas but your card inspired me too.Your card is beautiful!!Lovely!!TFS

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the colors, Ruth! And the snowflakes look amazing on the black! Fabulous! :)

kelly said...

oooohh, must admit when I saw that sketch I thought how on earth are you going to get that to work, it's a very busy sketch! I should have had more faith in you Ruth, of course! You've made it look easy peasy!
Kelly xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Another absolutely fabulous card, I really liked this sketch and it looks like you did too Ruth.
Not found the missing card yet ;)
Louise xx

Patty Gorka said...

I love how your card turned out using the sketch! I like that you used snowflakes and this color combo is very striking, well done!

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi Ruth you really do just have this special way with all cards that have snowmen! Love those snowflakes and your great gingham bow!

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