Saturday 15 February 2014

Christmas Landscape Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT Feb Theme Challenge

Jacqueline has chosen a wonderful theme challenge for us at 52 {C}CT this week - it's a Christmas Landscape.

I love a Christmas card that features a sponged sky, bare winter trees and Santa's sleigh flying across a moon so this challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to indulge and make a favourite design! I made a 5 3/4" square Elegant Eggplant card base.  I attached a circle mask to my white panel and sponged on Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Elegant Eggplant inks.  After removing the mask I stamped the trees, Santa's sleigh and the sentiment. I cut a square of Brushed Silver CS, dry embossed just the bottom part, glued on the image panel, added the ribbon and attached the silver panel to the card front.  I layered photo corner die cuts, added gems and then cast a critical eye over the card to consider if I'd finished.  Well, not quite, I decided a spritz of silver shimmer would be a perfect finishing touch!   

Here's a close up of the spritzed silver shimmer.

Here's the inside and the envelope.

I took a break away from card making and blogging for a while, it's great to be back and I'm so glad to be creating and sharing for 52 {C}CT again!  I hope you'll create and share with 52 {C}CT too and enter a card into this week's Christmas Landscape challenge!

Stamps: SU! Lovely as a Tree & Four the Holidays sets, All Night Media Santa & Sleigh, Hero Arts Joyful Christmas Season
CS: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Marina Mist, Night of Navy & Elegant Eggplant
Tools: MFT Photo Corners Die-Namics dies, 1 1/4", 1 1/2, 1 3/4" & 2" circle punches, Ivy Flourishes Sizzix Texturz plate, Stamp-a-ma-jig,
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Elegant Eggplant & Marina Mist grosgrain ribbons, Tattered Angels Silver Glimmer Mist, rhinestone jewels

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Peanut said...

Yay! You're back, Ruth. And what a grand comeback! This is a stunning card...oozing with peace and tranquility. LOVE the sponged sky, gorgeous colour combo. Have a lovely, relaxing weekend!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Deborah Frings said...

Hi Ruth - so good to have you back and with such a fab card too! Love the sponged background and the silver spritz. Looks really cool and frosty. As always the inside and envelope are just super!

Louise van Vuren said...

So good to see your work again, Ruth, and this is a stunner, such an elegant and atmospheric card, love all your special touches that make it a 'Ruth card'- the inside stamping, the envelope. You make colour blending look easy! Great job
Louise xx

Mynn xx said...

I am SO glad you are back, friend! Your work always inspires me!!! I LOVE this beautiful scene--the silver mist just gives it an other worldly feel! LOVE it! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! Mynn xx

Pia S said...

This is lovely Ruth! The inked sky looks fabulous and love the row if trees and Santa's sleigh flying high up in the sky!

Fabiola said...

super jolie scène Ruth, elle est si belle et si élégante, biz

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back on board Ruth. I love the scene you've created and the shimmer is gorgeous. Hugs, Gill x

Jacqueline said...

Hi Ruth welcome back - you have been missed. I'm so glad you liked my challenge - you have made a stunning card - I love the silver spritzing - Jacqueline xx

Danielle Vincent said...

So, so glad to have you crafting with us again Ruth! I missed seeing your amazing creations each week. This is a real stunner! I love the touches of silver in the night sky. Hugs to you dear lady! D

Patricia Hays said...

You sure came back in a stunning way with this card! The colors in the sky are amazing, and the shimmery snow is the perfect finishing touch. I like the double ribbon knot bow, too!

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