Saturday 3 May 2014

Deer & Trees Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT May Sketch Challenge

It's the start of a new month which means a new challenge hostess at 52 {C}CT and during May I'll be hosting the challenges!  We always start off the month with a sketch challenge and here's the layout we want you to use for this week's 52 {C}CT challenge.  You can substitute shapes, rotate the sketch and make a square or rectangular card - as long as the basic layout comes through to us, it's all good!


I've recycled an image from a Christmas card I received.  I kept the image to re-use because I loved the mixture of textures - the silver metallic deer, the glitter plus the red portion is made from velvet paper so it's all fuzzy and soft!  I matted the image onto silver mirri and black CS mats and laid it aside while I assembled the card base.  The card measures 5 3/4" square and I've matted layers of red glitter paper, black CS and silver mirri CS.  I embossed the silver mirri panel with a snowflakes folder before adhering it to the card.  I adhered the red glitter banner and then popped up the main image.

I used more silver mirri and red glitter CS for the inside of the card and the envelope.

I do hope you'll play along with us at 52 {C}CT to take part in our sketch challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing your cards! I'm very happy to introduce Judy V as our guest DT member and she'll be designing for us throughout May.  Please check out all the DT cards, there's wonderful inspiration on offer!    

Stamps: Woodware 'Happiest of Christmases' clear set
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White, SU! Red Glimmer Paper, Anita's silver mirri CS
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Tools: Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, Cuttlebug trees die, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax die, Spellbinder's 'A2 Curved Border One' Borderabilities die, circle Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: recycled image from received Christmas card, 3D foam tape 

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Peanut said...

Perfect embossing, my friend! LOVE silver mirri background.... it just screams Christmas. And how wonderful that you recycled bits of an old card. Have a peaceful weekend!
hugs, Asha

Fabiola said...

superbe Ruth, très belle idée, le rendu est superbe et elle est vraiment très glacée, parfait pour une ambiance d'hiver, biz

Mynn xx said...

This is super duper elegant, Ruth! LOVE the gorgeous metallic and glitter--fabulous creation! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :) Mynn xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Wow - how elegant and shiny Ruth. Love the mix of textures from the embossing and the shiny and the glittery. A festive feast for the eyes. Hugs D

Rosmarie said...

Your cards are always so perfect and clean Ruth! And this is once again splendid! Black, silver and this sparkly red, are from the most beautiful effect!
Rosi x

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Ruth this is absolutely stunning! I love the sparkle and shine and, as always, the inside and envelope are just gorgeous. Lovely.

Louise van Vuren said...

Ruth, this is contempo magic, love the embossing and the black silver and red combo. Very festive and glitzy, it's gorgeous!
Louise xx

Jacqueline said...

A stunning card Ruth, the silver and red go together perfectly - Jacqueline xx

Patricia Hays said...

Oooooooh, SHINY! :) Silver put with black, red, and white is such a classic color scheme, it makes everything look terrific. Great job, Ruth.

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