Saturday, 30 August 2014

Flourishes & Snowflakes Merry Christmas Card - 52 {C}CT Aug Pick A Previous Sketch Challenge

This week at 52 {C}CT we're asking you to pick one of our previous sketches to create a Christmas card with.

I've chosen to use sketch #25 from February 2014 because I hadn't used that sketch before due to taking a break from 52 {C}CT at that time.


Firstly,  I stamped the very gorgeous IndigoBlu 'Vintage Flourish' stamp a few times on Bermuda Bay CS using Bermuda Bay ink to create a background.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white powder.  I added two strips of patterned paper and a strip of silver glimmer paper to the Bermuda Bay panel and glued it to the front of my 5 3/4" square Pool Party card base.  I stamped and die cut the snowflake, die cut the circles and popped up the snowflake.  I punched three sparkly silver snowflakes, glued them down and completed the front by adding some deep aqua gems. 

For the inside of the card I cut a white panel, stamped a partial Bermuda Bay flourish and stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo ink.  I used snowflake patterned paper to decorate the flap of the envelope. 

Please do join us at 52 {C}CT for our Pick a Previous Sketch challenge this week, you know it will feel great to add another Christmas card to your stash!  We have an archive of our previous sketches so all you have to do is visit the sketch archive page and select a sketch to work with.  As always, there will be wonderful inspiration from the rest of the DT so do check out their cards.  Very sadly, Mynnette is no longer with our DT as she has chosen to step down.  I'm sure you'll all miss seeing her fab cards each week - I know I certainly will - and she will be missed so much at 52 {C}CT!

Stamps: SU! 'Festive Flurry' & 'Greetings of the Season' sets, IndigoBlu 'Vintage Flourish' stamp, Stampendous 'Snow Brackets' stamp
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Island Indigo & Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper

Patterned paper: SU! 'Winter Frost' DSP
Ink: SU! Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate & Island Indigo, VersaMark
Tools: SU! 'Festive Flurry' die set, circle Nestabilities dies, snowflake punches, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: PaperMania aqua gems, SU! Dimensionals

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Anonymous said...

A very elegant card Ruth. I love the flourish - so pretty, and those adorable sparkly snowflakes - gorgeous! As always, the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Anyone receiving one of your cards must feel very special indeed. Hugs, Gill xx

fabiola jaques said...

super jolie Ruth, très sympathique et le bleu lui donne un superbe effet glacé, biz

Asha said...

Oh so stylish, Ruth! I really LOVE the background flourish and the sparkly bits are just perfect.
hugs, Asha

Jacqueline said...

I love the elegance of this card Ruth - those background flourishes are stunning - Jacqueline xx

Patricia H. said...

Ruth, I always enjoy seeing what you create with the Festive Flurry set, and once again you've made a lovely card with it. It amuses me that the two of us were on the same color wavelength this past week! :)

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