Saturday, 29 September 2012

Circles Merry Christmas Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #79

We have this great sketch for you at the Simply Stampin' challenge blog this week.

I thought this was the perfect layout for breaking out my new Mixed Medley stamp set and small scalloped circle punch.  The card measures 5 1/4" square and was made from Raspberry Ripple CS - LOVE this colour!  I used Gumball Green and Whisper White for the other layers.  I stamped 6 circles with Primrose Petals ink and 3 with Gumball Green ink and I gave each circle a popped up contrasting centre - apart from the sentiment circle.  For the Merry Christmas circle I glued the white circle to the Primrose Petals circle and punched a 3/4" circle from the centre.  I stamped and punched the Merry Christmas circle, glued that flat to the card but popped up the Primrose Petals circle so that the sentiment looks recessed within a wreath.  I added twinkle to each popped up centre circle with a rhinestone jewel.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I used markers to ink the wording stamp from the Season of Joy set and layered the white panel onto a Gumball Green mat.  A stamped snowflake and punched circles provided my decoration for the envelope flap. 

This is a fab layout, so versatile and suitable for any occasion.  I hope you can join us this week and play along with our challenge, I'd love to come and see what you create!

Stamps: SU! Mixed Medley & Season of Joy sets
CS: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals & Gumball Green
Tools: SU! 1/2", 3/4", 1 1/4 &1 3/8" plain circle punches, SU! 1 1/4" & 1 3/4" scalloped circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals



kelly said...

I haven't seen this set in the catty where is it?! Looks fab for this layout, especially like the cut away sentiment!
Those colours do look fab together for Christmas!
Kelly xx

Jacqueline said...

it's a lovely sketch and I can't wait to have a go - your card is lovely especially in the traditional Christmas colours - Jacqueline xx

Kirei said...

Liking the new colour combo Ruth! Love the popped up detail for the greeting. Kirei xx