Saturday, 5 October 2013

Snowflake Merry Christmas Card -

Happy World Card Making Day!  Danielle is our challenge hostess for October at 52 {C}CT and she is starting off her stint in fine style, giving us this fabulous sketch to work with.


I kept to a traditional colour combo of red, green and cream and you'll see I stayed faithful to the sketch layout.  I die cut four pieces of patterned paper, glued them to a Real Red square and glued that to the front of a 5" x 7" cream card base.   I die cut an Old Olive fancy circle and glued that to a Real Red plain circle.  I stamped and die cut the snowflake, popped that up and popped up the red circle.  I stamped the large sentiment and completed the card front by adding some red metal nailheads. 

I decorated the inside with a sentiment circle, patterned paper and a popped up snowflake. 

I covered the envelope flap with the striped paper and added a snowflake circle element. 

Do check out the fab cards the other DT members have made and then I hope you'll play along with us at 52 {C}CT this week and make a festive card with this wonderful layout!  We're in October so you need to get creating those Christmas cards if you haven't already built up a stash! 

Stamps: SU! 'Festive Flurry' set,  'Merry Christmas' from Hero Arts, Stampendous 'Warmest Wishes' cling stamp
CS: PaperMania 5" x 7" cream card blank, SU! Old Olive, Real Red & Very Vanilla

Patterned paper:  SU! 'Jolly Holiday' DSP
Ink:  SU! Old Olive & Real Red
Tools:  fancy circle die from Sizzix 'For the Record 2, Documented'  Thinlits die set, circle Nestabilities dies, SU! 'Festive Flurry' snowflake Framelits die, 1/8" handheld circle punch
Embellishments & accessories:  red metal nailheads, Dimensionals

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Deborah Frings said...

Wow! As always your card and envelope are just lovely. I really like the traditional colours you've used and the big, bold greeting is fab! Lovely!

Mynnette said...

Oh, I LOVE the red and green for snowflakes! I've never thought to do that, but it looks beautiful! HUGS and have a great week!!! :) Mynn xx

Louise van Vuren said...

What a great take on the sketch, love the traditional combo (perhaps thinking ahead to next week?-I know I was when I made my card)Briiliant job

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness Ruth - seriously stunning card and fabulous inside as well as the envelope. LOVE your red snowflake. You made my sketch look amazing dear lady. Hugs D