Saturday, 5 April 2014

Christmas Gift Season's Greetings Card - 52 {C}CT Apr Sketch Challenge

Deborah is our hostess for the April challenges at 52 {C}CT and she's starting off the month with a sketch challenge.  What a wonderful layout!


I made a 5 3/4" square card and I've turned the layout upside down and made the rectangular shape with a bow into a Christmas gift!   I cut my rectangle of holly patterned paper and die cut the ribbon strip and bow using the back side of the holly paper.  I kept the shapes in place inside the dies and embossed using a tan mat to get more detail on the shapes.  I stamped the holly a few times on the card front in Cherry Cobbler ink for a tone on tone look.  I embossed Always Artichoke CS with a lattice folder and matted onto a Very Vanilla layer.  I popped up the gift, stamped and die cut the sentiment label and finished off the front with a sprinkling of gold gems.

More stamped holly went inside and on the envelope flap.  The sentiment was stamped and then die cut using a new Sentiment Tag die set - picked up from my local craft shop, the Glitter Pot, at half price - I do love a bargain!

It's a great layout so do take the opportunity to add another Christmas card to your box by playing along with our 52 {C}CT April sketch challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations!  

Stamps: sentiments from SU! 'Four the Holidays' set, holly from PaperMania Home for Christmas 'Baubles' set
CS: SU! Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla

Patterned paper: Kaisercraft
Ink: SU! Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Sue Wilson Finishing Touches 'Classic 3D Bow' die set, Crafts Too 7" x 5" Lattice embossing folder, Hero Arts Frame Cuts 'Small Tag Frame' die, Cheery Lynn 'Sentiment Tag 2' die set
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania gold gems, 3D foam tape

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Deborah Frings said...

Ruth - as always your card and envelope are the whole package. I love the holly stamping, the traditional colours and the way you've made the gift. Beautiful!

Fabiola said...

moderne et si élégant ce design, très belle idée Ruth, biz

Louise van Vuren said...

Beautiful inside and out, great idea to make the gift and that bow looks amazing, yep, we all love a bargain!
Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

How fabulous Ruth! Gorgeous stamping and absolutely terrific take on the sketch this week. LOVE how you flipped it and used a package (such a pretty wrapped one too)! Hugs and happy weekend. D

Mynn xx said...

This is SUCH a fabulous take on the sketch, Ruth!!! LOVE the bling and I adore the patterned papers and texture! This is amazing! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Lovely card Ruth, simple, great colours and texture

Pat said...

very simple but stands out!

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