Saturday 25 August 2012

Two Chipboard Cards - 52 {C}CT Aug Embellishment Challenge

This month's embellishment challenge at 52 {C}CT is to use chipboard pieces.  Well, this challenge gave me the chance to use stuff that has been in my stash for YEARS!  My first card is a silver bell shaped card.  I've always loved shaped cards and I've bought quite a few types over the years.  I bought bell and bauble shaped cards from Craftwork Cards many years ago.  I still have a few left 'cos they never make it out the door when I have a clear out - they're too unusual and I can't let them go!

The card is made up of three separate pieces - two metallic silver bell shapes and a plastic bell shape.  All the pieces have holes and you tie the three pieces together with ribbon, placing the plastic shape at the front - and the card stands up - fab!  I embossed one silver bell  with a snowflake embossing folder and then attached my silver glittered chipboard  snowflake to the plastic bell.  The snowflake was self adhesive but I also attached it to the bell with a charm brad.   The brad anchors my small sentiment piece which I punched out with the SU! Word Window punch.

I simply added a stamped die cut circle inside the card.  The cards came with snazzy silver envelopes and I added a punched snowflake circle to the flap.

The bell card came together so quickly I took the opportunity of making another card using a chipboard tree that's been hanging about for years!  I used some Bella Bleu retired SU! papers - not Christmassy but I don't think that matters!  I added a fishtail banner, a scalloped punched strip, a button and a sentiment piece to the card front.  I covered the tree shape with patterned paper and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  I punched a star shape for the top of the tree and added a sparkly silver dome sticker.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  Two Christmas cards to add to the box and old items used from my stash - it's a win-win situation!  Don't forget to check out the great cards from the other 52 {C}CT Design Team members and then do join in our chipboard challenge, I'd love to come and see your Christmas cards!

Supplies for bell card:
Stamps: PTI Tag Its #9 set,  PSX Snowflake Medley, SU! Best Yet set
CS: Craftwork Cards silver bell shaped card base, SU! Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel & Tuxedo Black
Tools: Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, circle Nestie die, circle punches, SU! Word Window punch, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: My Mind's Eye silver glittered chipboard snowflake, Dovecraft Charm Brad, silver glitter ribbon

Supplies for tree card:
Stamps: SU! Season of Joy set, Stampendous Christmas Cheer
CS: SU! Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist & Very Vanilla

Patterned Paper:  SU! Bella Bleu DSP
Ink:  SU! Crumb Cake & Not Quite Navy
Tools: SU! Eyelet Border punch, MFT Fishtail Flags Stax die, X Cut star punch, circle Nestie dies, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Craftwork Cards chipboard tree shape, SU! Marina Mist button, PaperMania silver dome glimmer stickers



Kylie said...

Just stunning xx

Mynn xx said...

Good gravy these are fabulous, Ruth!!! That bell with the snowflake is just stunning, and your patterned tree is wonderful! LOVE! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Its a win-win for us too to see these amazing cards. Love that bell!!! I think I'd be hoarding it too but I'm sure glad you shared it with us.

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