Saturday 14 June 2014

Sleigh Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT June Colour Challenge

Louise has chosen a wonderful colour combo for us to use as this week's challenge at 52 {C}CT - red, dark green and a lighter green plus a metallic of your choice.  I've used Real Red, Wild Wasabi,  some brand new Mossy Meadow CS and I chose gold as my metallic.


I stamped the sleigh in Wild Wasabi ink, layered the white panel onto Real Red and Mossy Meadow mats, added the green and red ribbon strips and glued the whole piece onto the front of a 5 1/4" white card base.  I painted the tree and gifts inside the sleigh with gold using gilding wax.  So far I've only applied dry gilding wax to CS and I've been wanting to try using the wax as a paint - I was very curious as to how it would turn out!  I scraped a little bit of wax out of the pot onto a palette, added solvent blending solution and mixed the two with a paintbrush to get a paint.  I wouldn't use it to colour large areas but to add some metallic shimmer to smaller sections it's fab!  I added red Stickles to the sack and to some snowflakes on the sleigh and I placed gold nailheads on the larger snowflakes.  I coloured the gift ribbon and candy canes with a red marker and popped up the sentiment circle.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  As I'd layered the sentiment stamping on the card front I decided to repeat that for the inside.  I stamped off the Wild Wasabi inked snowflake stamp twice before stamping it inside the card and I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink over the top.  When I first stamped the sleigh for the card front I made a boo boo - I had an area that was missing some ink - so I stamped it again.  Before discarding the boo boo piece I punched a circle out from the sleigh and used it to decorate the envelope flap.  

The other DT members - including our guest designer Marie - will have fab inspiration on offer so after checking out their work go and get inky and make a Christmas card for this week's 52 {C}CT colour challenge!

Stamps: PaperMania 'Sleigh' clear set, SU! 'Snowflakes' set, Stampendous 'Small Merry Christmas', Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Mossy Meadow & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi & Real Red
Tools: circle Nestabilities dies, circle punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Wild Wasabi & Real Red stitched ribbons, Creative Expressions Golden Light gilding wax & solvent blending solution, Xmas Red Stickles, gold nailheads, Dimensionals

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Fabiola said...

super jolie Ruth, ta carte est tellement mignonne, biz

Peanut said...

Booboo? what booboo. Your card looks perfect to me, Ruth! Love the sparkly gifts! Have a great weekend!
hugs, Asha

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful sleigh, the gold highlights are stunning and I do like the ribbons! As always I think inside and envelope are just fab!

Jacqueline said...

what a fab image Ruth - looks great with the gold too - Jacqueline xx

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty Ruth - I can hear those sleigh bells ringing now! Very festive and just stunning. I love all your attention to details. Hugs, Gill x

Louise van Vuren said...

Super sleigh! Love all the little details, the gold, gems, sparkles, it's just wonderful! Thank you for doing an amazing job on this week's challenge,Ruth

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Santa is going to put in an order for a sleigh like this one Ruth! That is one fabulous blinged out ride :o) LOVE this!! Hugs D

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