Saturday 24 August 2013

Snowman Let It Snow Card - 52 {C}CT Aug Embellishment Challenge

It's time for our August embellishment challenge at 52 {C}CT and our hostess Sarah has chosen canvas for this challenge.

I knew I didn't have any actual canvas but thanks to my sweet friend Lesley loaning me her SU! Canvas background stamp I was able to go faux!  Thank you very much Lesley!  I made a 5 3/4" square Crumb Cake card base and adhered a square of patterned paper layered onto an Early Espresso mat.  I stamped the snowman onto Very Vanilla CS with Early Espresso ink and then stamped the Canvas background over the top with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I die cut the circle and sponged the edges with Antique Linen ink.  I die cut Early Espresso and Champagne Glimmer Paper circle mat layers, popped a couple of the layers up and added some punched snowflakes.  I completed the card front by adding large and small punched photo corners. 

Here's a closer view of my faux canvas.

I cut a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card, stamped the Canvas stamp, added patterned paper and glimmer paper strips at the bottom and sponged the edges.  I stamped the sentiment (one of my faves!) and added three punched snowflakes.

Here's the back of the envelope with a popped up stamped and die cut snowflake on circle layers.

Do check out the fab cards made by the other DT members and then please play along with us this week at 52 {C}CT, I'd love to come and see your Christmas canvas creations!

Stamps: Inkadinkado 'Holiday Sentiments' clear set, SU! 'Canvas' background stamp, Stampendous 'Snow Brackets' stamp, SU! 'Festive Flurry' set
CS: SU! Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper

Patterned paper:  SU! Candlelight DSP
Ink: SU! Early Espresso, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Fiskars snowflake punch, SU! Photo Corners punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dimensionals

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Uschi said...

Such a lovely Christmas card! I love the colours you used and the adorable design. The snowman is a really nice one. You placed the stamp very well in your card. And I also love the inside of your card. Well done!
Hugs Uschi

Deborah Frings said...

Such an elegant ensemble! I really like the faux canvas effect and those gorgeous layers. The snowman is just fabulous!

SandeeNC said...

Lovely faux background stamp, never would have thought of it. Beautiful projects all around. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, love the words of encouragement, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina♥

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the monochrome + metallic, Ruth! LOVE the sweet image and I LOVE the glitter paper! It's fabulous! HUGS and have a great week next week! :)

Jacqueline said...

What a clever idea Ruth - love your faux canvas effect - Jacqueline xx

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Ruth, I love your stamped canvas background, and the vintage feel to this card. Lovely stamp too!

Pia S said...

A canvas stamp - how brilliant! I didn't even know they existed, I do want one too! This design is so beautifully sparkly and classy Christmasy!

Aquarius said...

This is a lovely Christmas card and the colour scheme is a nice change from the usual red and green. Really cute snowman. Thanks for your recent comments, always much appreciated - (and the tease about next month on HOC LOL!!).

kelly said...

the canvas stamp looks just fab on the interior of your card!!!
What lovely friends you have!

Patricia Hays said...

Excellent job with the faux canvas! I like the warm browns you chose. They give your snowman a vintage appeal.

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