Saturday, 2 August 2014

Banners & Snowflakes Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT Aug Sketch Challenge

Gill will be our wonderful challenge hostess throughout August.  As it's the start of a new month it's time for a sketch challenge at 52 {C}CT and here's the fabulous layout Gill has designed.


This layout seemed perfect for using patterned papers.  Non traditional colour combos for Christmas cards really appeal to me and I love the colours in the Echo Park 'Winter Wishes' paper collection. I cut a square of blue paper, matted it onto a Perfect Plum CS layer and glued that to the front of a white 5 1/4" square card base.  I stamped the sentiment onto Perfect Plum CS, heat embossed it with white embossing powder, cut the panel to size and glued it to the card.  I die cut the three banners, glued those in place and added three small punched white snowflakes.  I die cut a larger white snowflake, popped it up on the centre banner and added a small blue snowflake.  I completed the card front by sprinkling on some rhinestones.

More patterned paper and small blue snowflakes went inside the card along with a stamped sentiment.  I covered the envelope flap with the purple patterned paper and added a die cut white snowflake, a small punched blue snowflake and a rhinestone.

Now it's your turn to get crafty and create a Christmas card using the sketch.  You can rotate the sketch and use different shapes - as long as the basic layout comes through in your finished card we're happy!  After making your card, please link it up on our 52 {C}CT August sketch challenge post.  I'm looking forward to seeing your festive creations!

Stamps: sentiments from Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set
CS: PaperMania square white card blank, SU! Perfect Plum & Whisper White

Patterned paper: 'Icy Chevron', 'Warm Mittens', 'Dazzling Dots' & 'Ice/Teal' papers from Echo Park 'Winter Wishes' collection
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Perfect Plum
Tools: die from Sizzix 'Banners' Framelits die set, MFT DieNamics 'Fishtail Flags Stax' dies, die from Sweet Dixie 'Snowflakes' die set, X Cut snowflake punch, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! white embossing powder, rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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Deborah Frings said...

I like the colours your used too, such pretty papers and the purple flap on the envelope is gorgeous. I do like the pretty snowflake accents.

Mynn xx said...

LOVE the fun colors and patterns you used here, Ruth! Glad you like my sketch, too! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Jess said...

Cute card! Love this color combo for Christmas!

Danielle Vincent said...

Swoon!!! I'm in love with this color combo Ruth - just gorgeous! Delightful snowflake accents finish this off perfectly! Hugs and happy weekend dear friend. D

Asha said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colours, Ruth! And those itty bitty snowflakes are just too CUTE!
hugs, Asha

meg said...

love your card the colours and design are beautiful have mailed re prize many thanks meg

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card Ruth. The snowflakes look so pretty against the papers, and you always make the inside as adorable as the outside - gotta love that. Hugs, Gill xx

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