Saturday 30 November 2013

Sparkly Ornaments Christmas Cheer Card - 52 {C}CT Nov Pick A Previous Challenge

As there is a 5th Saturday in November we have a Pick a Previous challenge for you at 52 {C}CT this week.  Louise is asking that players make a Christmas card using one of our previous theme challenges.  Please visit our Themes Archive page to view the great themes you can choose from!

I opted for the July 2013 'Christmas Ornaments' theme - 'cos I wanted to use my new ornaments stamp LOL!  I expanded on the Pick a Previous and also used a previous sketch (from May 2013) and a previous colour combo - Navy, Light Blue and White - (from April 2013) as well as the previous Christmas Ornaments theme. 

I embossed the Soft Sky panel with snowflakes, added the strips of white and navy ribbon and glued the panel to the front of a Night of Navy side opening A6 card base.  I stamped the ornaments image and cut it out with a label die.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the image panel is very, very sparkly.  I patted VersaMark ink over the label, sprinkled Stamp 'n Bond powder over it, heated it, sprinkled on glitter and heated again to set the glitter.  I popped the label, Night of Navy oval and the sentiment label up.  I punched two white snowflakes and added a pale blue gem to each snowflake centre to complete the card front.  

I cut a white panel for inside the card, stamped a sentiment with a lovely retro font and added punched snowflakes.  I used circle dies to make the element for the envelope flap. 

Please join us this week at 52 {C}CT, have fun choosing a theme and then go and create a fab  Christmas card!

Stamps:  PaperMania 'Christmas Cheer' stamp, Stampendous 'Christmas Wishes' clear set
CS: SU! Night of Navy, Soft Sky & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Night of Navy, VersaMark
Tools:  Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, Spellbinder's Labels Four, Petite Oval & Classic Circle dies, X Cut snowflake punch, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories:  SU! white organza & Night of Navy grosgrain ribbons, Stamp 'n Bond powder, ultrafine crystal glitter, PaperMania gems, SU! Dimensionals

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Louise van Vuren said...

Love this stamp, Ruth and the colour combo you've used is fab! I can see the sparkle on the panel, a beautiful Christmas card, and so many previous challenges! Well done!

Louise xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Ruth - this is absolutely wonderful! I love the colours, the sparkle and embossed background, and it is one of my favourite stamps too! Lovely!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the glittery effect--I don't know if I could do that successfully! I even have to heat and stick powder...but the glitter always goes EVERYWHERE! ;) This is fabulous, Ruth! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

Rocky said...

Love the stamp !!! I like the way you always decorate inside and the envelope too, classy.

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous Ruth! Love the color combo and I can sure see why you were excited about the ornament stamps. Hugs D

Patricia Hays said...

Well done, Ruth - you've managed a "Pick a Previous" trifecta! :) The flourish of ornaments is so sparkly and pretty!

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