Saturday 11 August 2012

Sparkly Season's Greetings Card - 52 {C}CT Colour Combo Challenge Card

This week at the 52 {C}CT blog we have a fab colour combo challenge for you.

I used an Aspen Trees stencil with pearlescent white embossing paste and I liberally sprinkled glitter over the paste while it was still wet.  Once the trees panel was dry I matted onto red and black layers and mounted them onto a Brushed Silver 5 1/4" square card base.  I then popped up a sparkly red bird with a silver wing and a tiny black gem for the eye.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and finished off with shiny silver pearls.

I cut a white panel for inside the card, stamped a sentiment and bird and added a few silver punched snowflakes.  I punched just a portion of the bird image for the envelope flap. 

What a great colour combo for Christmas cards - I hope you'll join in with the challenge this week, I'd love to come and see what you make!  The other gals on the Design Team are sure to have fab cards to inspire you so check them out!

Stamps: SU! Four the Holidays set, Inkadinkado Winter Birds set, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer clear set

CS:  SU! Real Red, Basic Black. Whisper White & Brushed Silver, red glimmer paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Real Red
Tools: Crafters Workshop 'Aspen Trees' stencil, SU! Bird Builder punch, Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, Woodware small snowflake punch, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: Dreamweaver Pearlescent embossing paste, crystal ultrafine glitter, black gem, silver pearls, 3d foam pads



Louise van Vuren said...

Ruth this is awesome! love those trees and the sparkly bird. Your cards are amazing
Louise xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Another tweet one! I do love how you prettify not only the insides of your cards but the envelopes as well! Hugs, Lesley

Mynn xx said...

Hi, Miss Fussy Knickers! ;) This is GORGEOUS!!!! The trees look AMAZING on top of the silver! I just adore it--and thank you SO MUCH for all you did to keep the challenge going while I was away! You are amazing! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Stunning card Ruth!! Those trees are just amazing. Hugs!

Patty Gorka said...

Love your trees and the sparkly red bird fits so perfectly. I always enjoy seeing the inside of your cards, amazing!

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