Saturday 6 July 2013

Ornament Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT July Sketch Challenge

It's Patricia's turn to host the 52 {C}CT challenges in July and she has designed this fab sketch for our challenge this week.

I've gone bold and bright with my card!  I adore the new SU! Bermuda Bay colour and Rose Red has always been a firm favourite of mine and when I paired them up I loved the two colours together!  I layered a piece of Pool Party patterned paper onto a Rose Red mat for my wonky panel.  For the main panel I layered a Whisper White panel onto a Basic Gray mat and added a strip of lush velvet ribbon.  I popped up a stamped and die cut ornament and used some silver pearls as a hanger.  Jewels and two punched photo corners completed the card front.

For the inside I stamped the sentiment first and stamped the ornament underneath and used a Basic Gray marker to draw dots for an ornament hanger.  I glued a stamped and die cut ornament on the envelope flap to finish.

I hope you'll join us at 52 {C}CT this week, it's really time you got cracking on those Christmas cards now we've passed the halfway through the year point, come November you'll be glad you added to your stash back in the summer! 

Stamps: SU! 'Ornament Keepsakes' & 'Greetings of the Season' sets
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Basic Gray & Whisper White

Patterned paper: SU! In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay, Rose Red & Basic Gray
Tools: SU! 'Holiday Ornaments' Framelits dies, SU! Photo Corners punch
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania Teal velvet ribbon, SU! Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

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Pia S said...

Bold and bright non traditional colors in combination with a classic image - I like it!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the bold colours, the touch of bling with the gems, the texture from the velvet ribbon and the beautifully coordinated inside and envelope. Great work!

sandie said...

These are great colours Ruth and for a Xmas card they are really fab-love the gems on the bauble. I did miserably with my effort to do Xmas cards-still life gets in the way sometimes!

Jacqueline said...

Stunning colours Ruth - a very funky Christmas card! - Jacqueline xx

Mynn xx said...

This is SO elegant, Ruth! LOVE the gorgeous ornament image and all that fabulous bling! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the weekend! :)

Patricia Hays said...

I love the fun colors, the plush ribbon, and that you called it a "wonky" panel! :D I also really like how on the inside, you've made the ornament look like it's dangling from the sentiment. Excellent job all around, Ruth! :)

Louise van Vuren said...

This is a typically 'Ruth' colour combination and it's totally awesome! Love all the elements in your card -ribbon, dimension, bling...what more could anyone want.
Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

This is so gorgeous Ruth. Love your colors and that string on the ornament. Your ribbon add wonderful texture.

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