Saturday, 1 March 2014

Circles & Snowflakes Joyful Christmas Wishes Card - 52 {C}CT March Sketch Challenge

It's sketch time at 52 {C}CT and here's the layout we'd like you to use for your Christmas cards this week.  It's an intriguing one!

As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of my Circles Decorative Strip die so I got that out and cut two shapes, one from Real Red CS and another from Old Olive CS.  I trimmed the two shapes to size, laid them onto my white panel and drew inside the 5 larger circles with a pencil.  Then I punched Real Red and Old Olive 3/4" circles, glued those over my pencil marks and glued the die cut shapes over the top.  I stamped the sentiment and then got busy punching out 15 white snowflakes.  I stacked 3 snowflakes together to make them a bit more chunky and then I adhered them inside the circles.  I put large gems in the snowflake centres and added more gems to the smaller circles.

I had enough of the two Circles die cut shapes left over to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope.  I'm quite happy how this turned out, quite a bright and contemporary Christmas card I think!

I hope you'll take the opportunity to add a Christmas card to your stash by playing along with us at 52 {C}CT this week.  I'd love to come and take a peek at your creations!

Stamps: SU! 'Joyful Christmas' set
CS: SU! Real Red, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Real Red & Old Olive
Tools: Sizzix 'Circles' Decorative Strip die, X Cut snowflake punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/8" circle handheld punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories:  SU! rhinestone jewels

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Asha said...

LOVE this big bold design, Ruth. No excuses here for making a big deal of Christmas. Great idea with the stacked snowflakes. Have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Deborah Frings said...

Ruth - this is really fab! Love the circle die cuts and the inlaid snowflakes and gems! As always, your inside and envelope complete the ensemble perfectly!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous die cut Ruth - and I love how you've used it on your card. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill x

Danielle Vincent said...

Amazing Ruth! So contemporary and completely cool! I recognize those little snowflakes - we must have the same punch :o)
Happy weekend dear lady - hope you got lots of goodies today to play with. Hugs D

Daen'Ys said...

Fabulouse carte Ruth,
I love the traditional colors, which work very well here with this big die! ...and outside or inside, it is always in perfect harmony!
I wish you a great weekend...
Rosi x

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, this is TOTALLY awesome! LOVE the traditional colors and that border die is to DIE for! ;) HUGS and have a wonderful week! :) Mynn xx

fabiola jaques said...

créative et élégante, j'adore les couleurs classique. toujours si élégantes, biz

Patricia H. said...

The bold design is cheery and chic!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love the way this stretches out the sketch and makes it all your own! The red and green combo is perfect for this design and the little snowflakes nestling inside the circles are wonderful.
Louise xx