Saturday, 17 May 2014

Snowman & Penguins Christmas Cheer Card - 52 {C}CT May Recipe Challenge

This week at 52 {C}CT it's time for a Recipe Challenge.  I really enjoy putting a recipe challenge together and I came up with this C.A.R.D. recipe:

C - colour something in
AR - add rhinestones and/or ribbon
D - deboss


Snowman stamps are definite favourites of mine and the Hobby Art 'Archie & Pals' stamp always makes me smile, it's adorable!  I stamped the image onto watercolour paper using VersaFine black ink, heat embossed with clear powder and coloured the image using inks and a water brush.  I fussy cut the image and added glitter glue to the hats and to the snowman's nose.  I embossed a piece of watercolour paper with a snowflakes folder, cut it to size, flipped it over to the debossed side and brayered Soft Sky ink over it.  I punched each corner and edged the piece with Soft Sky ink using a sponge dauber.  I then added some sparkle to the snowflake panel by brayering some glitter glue over it and I layered onto a Gumball Green CS mat.  I used watercolour paper to make the 5 3/4" square card base, added the ribbon and mat layer, popped up the sentiment banner and popped up the snowman and penguins image.  I added a punched snowflake to the sentiment banner and then completed the card front by sprinkling on some rhinestones.

Here's a closer view of the snowflake panel so you can see the sparkly glitter glue.

For the inside of the card I stamped the large snowflake in Soft Sky ink and stamped the sentiment over the top in Real Red ink - I do love a bit of layered stamping!  I stamped a smaller snowflake and punched circles to decorate the envelope flap.

Please join in with our challenge this week at 52 {C}CT, I'm looking forward to seeing your creations using my recipe!  I had a very happy time making this card and I really hope you enjoy following the recipe as much as I did! 

Stamps: Hobby Art 'Archie & Pals', SU! 'Sweet Essentials' & 'Snowflake' sets, Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set
CS: watercolour paper, SU! Gumball Green, Real Red, Soft Sky & Whisper White
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Blushing Bride, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Smoky Slate & Soft Sky
Tools: Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' embossing folder, brayer, MFT Die-namics 'Fishtail Flags Stax' die, SU! Ticket Corner punch, circle punches, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: Star Dust & Orange Peel Stickles, SU! Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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Fabiola said...

il est fabuleux ce tampon Ruth, j'adore, et ta carte est craquante, biz

Mynn xx said...

This is one of the cutest cards EVER, Ruth! LOVE the sweet image--and your coloring is super amazing! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is so adorable! I love the debossed snowflakes and all that pretty sparkle. The penguins are just fab! As always the inside and envelope are just lovely.

Patricia Hays said...

Ruth, this card is just too adorable for words! The snowman juggling the penguins is simply precious! I also like your attention to detail in coordinating the ribbon and the snowman's scarf. The lucky person who receives this card will be smiling for a very long time!

Anonymous said...

Those penguins are super cute! Love the sparkle too. Such a great card and one that anyone would love to receive. Hugs, Gill x

Peanut said...

Adorable card, Ruth. The image is just tooo cute! Sorry I'm late visiting. So many things happening … and not all of them good. I’m trying to catch up...
hugs, Asha

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