Saturday, 2 November 2013

Snowman In Snow Globe Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT Nov Sketch Challenge

A new month means a new challenge hostess at 52 {C}CT and the lovely Louise has set our challenges for November.  This week at 52 {C}CT we have Louise's wonderful sketch to work with.


I started off with a white 5 3/4"square card base and I cut Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry mat layers.  Before gluing the Old Olive layer I attached strips of Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry ribbon.  Both ribbons have the dots but I used the plain side of the Razzleberry ribbon and added punched snowflake shapes.  I stamped the snow globe image onto watercolour paper, used inks and a blender pen to colour and I fussy cut the shape.  I added Stickles to the snow and once that had dried I popped up the snow globe onto the die cut circles - the Rich Razzleberry circle is also popped up.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment label, popped it up, added rhinestones and added rhinestones to the snowflake centres to complete the card front.

I have a larger snowman stamp that is the same as the snowman inside the snow globe.  I stamped him on the inside and coloured him in.  I stamped the sentiment inside the card using Rich Razzleberry ink.  I stamped it again on a piece of CS with Old Olive ink, cut out the 'merry christmas' wording and glued it over the top.  I think a two toned sentiment is a nice touch and is easily achieved using marker pens to ink the stamp.  However, this particular sentiment is a clear stamp and I've found that markers don't perform as well on clear stamps so that's why I cut out the Old Olive words.  I used gorgeous SU! Festive Flurry stamps and dies to decorate the envelope flap.

Check out the fab cards the other DT members have made and then I hope you'll join in with our 52 {C}CT sketch challenge this week, I'd love to see your creations made using this wonderful sketch!

Stamps: Hero Arts 'Snow Globe' & 'Let It Snow' stamps, Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set, SU! 'Festive Flurry' set
CS: IndigoBlu white Perfect Stamping Card, SU! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White, watercolour paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede & Pumpkin Pie, blender pen
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Memory Box 'Bistro Label' & 'Chadwick Label' dies, X Cut snowflake punch, SU! 'Festive Flurry' Framelits dies
Embellishments & accessories:  SU! Rich Razzleberry & Soft Suede Dotted Grosgrain ribbons, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

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Deborah Frings said...

Love it! The colours are just super - really warm and rich, and I adore your snow globe. I really like the dies you used on the sentiment too - very elegant! As always, the inside and envelope look just as good!

Pia S said...

This is a cute card! The purple and green color scheme makes this card so cheerful and fun!

Mynnette said...

It's just darling!!! LOVE the image and I adore the colors you chose--the glittery snow is fabulous! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

Patricia H. said...

The snow globe is just too cute! I like how you embellished the Razzleberry ribbon. Your card is really festive and fun!

Danielle Vincent said...

So, so awesome Ruth!! I LOVE how you customized that ribbon - how creative. Such a cute snowglobe - really just love this so much!! Hugs D

kelly said...

I love the way you've left the background plainer to let the image really shine through!! Great card as always Ruth, and another stunning envelope,
love kelly xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Sorry for my very late comment, I've not been well over the last week and I've not been up to doing much at all.A chance to use one of your lovely snowman images! He looks fab, sat in his snowy globe I LOVE it! Great way to use the sketch

Louise xx