Saturday, 10 May 2014

Snowflake Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT May Colour Challenge

This week at 52 {C}CT we have a colour combo challenge for you.  We'd like you to use at least 3 of the colours from the graphic.  Neutrals (white, cream or black) and hints of silver and gold can be added in too - but please do not include any extra colours that are not in the graphic.


 I do love these colours together, I guess they're not traditional Christmas colours but I think they work really well for Christmas cards, a bit of a change from the traditional red and green at any rate!  I opted to use SU! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Perfect Plum and then I used some patterned paper for the pinky purple colour.  I layered the patterned paper onto a Pale Plum mat, punched each corner, added a strip of ribbon, layered onto a Rich Razzleberry mat and adhered that to the front of an Old Olive 5 3/4" square card base.  I die cut a few large snowflakes and stacked them to get dimension and I offset the Razzleberry snowflake over the top of a white one.  I popped up an Old Olive punched circle and added a gorgeous 'Crystal Sparkler' embellishment.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment label and popped that and the snowflake up.  I punched tiny snowflakes to accent the corners and added a gem to each snowflake centre. 

Here's the inside and the envelope with more snowflakes and more of that very pretty patterned paper!

I hope you'll join us at 52 {C}CT this week and make a card featuring this lovely combo of colours - you know it will feel so good to add another card to the Christmas card stash!  There's fabulous inspiration from the DT so please do check out their cards before you go off to create!

Stamps: SU! 'Season of Joy' set, Hero Arts 'Wonderful Christmas' set
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum & Whisper White

Patterned paper: Forever in Time 'Heat' Perfect Prints 6" x 6" pad
Ink: SU! Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
Tools: Sizzix 'Snowflake #2' Bigz die, Sizzix 'Snowflake #23' Sizzlits die, Spellbinder's 'Labels Trio' die, Woodware 'Inverted Corner Rounder' punch, circle punches,  X Cut tiny snowflake punch
Embellishments & accessories: Creative Expressions 'Crystal Sparkler', SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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Deborah Frings said...

Ruth - just love, love these colours!!! Your snowflake is stunning and I love the inside and envelope! Great work.

Mynn xx said...

I am in LOVE with that gorgeous paper, Ruth! It's totally perfect for this challenge! LOVE the big snowflake, too! :) HUGS and happy weekend! Mynn xx

Fabiola said...

superbe carte Ruth, ton flocon est magnifique, le papier est très beau et met en valeur l'ensemble, biz

Louise van Vuren said...

This is so vibrant, fun and funky for Christmas! It's those colours they just make you want to create this style ( well, me and you, anyway!) love it Ruth!
Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my goodness - how Gorgeous is this?!! Great snowflake and awesome paper. I loved these colors to work with Ruth. Nice job dear friend. Hugs D

Jacqueline said...

Hi Ruth - your giant snowflake is stunning and such a great idea to offset them like that. Fab colours too - Jacqueline xx

Peanut said...

LOVE to see these colours in play. Have to admit I was a little fearful at first but it turned out to be a fun challenge. Thanks Ruth! So sorry I’m late commenting this week.
hugs, Asha

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