Saturday 29 June 2013

Christmas Date Card - 52 {C}CT June Pick A Previous Sketch Challenge

As we have a 5th Saturday in June there's a 'Pick a Previous' challenge at 52 {C}CT.

We would like you to select any one of our previous sketches and create a Christmas card using that layout.  There is a sketches archive tab on the 52 {C}CT challenge blog so please visit that page to make your selection.  Then create your card and submit it to the challenge making sure to tell us which previous sketch you've used.  Remember, you can rotate and flip sketches and substitute shapes - as long as the original layout comes through in your creation, it's all good!

I've chosen sketch #5 from May 2012 for my card.  I've added punched snowflakes in place of the sentiment, otherwise I've remained pretty faithful to the sketch.

I used my Woodware Christmas Date stamp and inked it up a few times with VersaMark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I stamped on Cherry Cobbler CS first and then on patterned paper and Gumball Green CS in order to paper piece the '25' and the holly.  I've added strips of Snow Festival DSP and a Gumball Green die cut border along one side of the snowflake paper.  I popped up the holly and added red metal nailheads as berries.  I punched 3 small snowflakes and added jewel centres to complete the card front.

Here's the inside and the envelope.

We are half way through the year now, we're in week 26, so if you've been playing along with us each week your stash of festive cards is building nicely.  If you haven't started making your Christmas cards yet, now would be a great time to start!   I really hope you'll have fun picking a previous sketch to work with and sharing your Christmas cards with us this week at 52 {C}CT, I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you've made!  Don't forget to check out what the other DT members have made to inspire you!

Stamps: Woodware 'Christmas Date' clear stamp, SU! 'Wacky Wishes' set
CS: PaperMania A6 white card blank, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Baja Breeze & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  SU! 'Snow Festival' DSP
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Cherry Cobbler
Tools: SU! 'Finishing Touches' Edgelits die, X Cut snowflake punch, plain circle Nestabilitiies dies, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! white embossing powder, Dimensionals, red metallic nailheads

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Deborah Frings said...

I absolutely love this card. The stamp is brilliant - love the bold colours and the pretty berries too. Wonderful work!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning work Ruth - the white outlines stand out beautifully - Jacqueline xx

sarahstone said...

Good job coordinating the paper, Ruth. I like your embossing and pearls, too. Great card!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is a fab colour combination, so vibrant and trendy, yet seasonal too. Love the white sentiment.

Louise xx

Patricia Hays said...

The Baja Breeze makes a slightly unusual color combo with the red and the green, but it looks really nice together! Your card is very festive!

Mynn xx said...

There's that fabulous stamp again, Ruth! LOVE it--and I just love the bold and bright colors you've used with it, too! :) HUGS!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

This is such a trendy and fabulous card Ruth. LOVE the berries and the paper pieced 25. I repeat...Fabulous! Hugs my friend!

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