Saturday, 4 October 2014

Christmas Jumpers Cosy Christmas Card

Happy World Card Making Day, I will be playing and creating in my craft room all day to mark the occasion!  If you fancy joining in the global card making event and want to make a Christmas card, pop over to 52 {C}CT where we have a sketch challenge for you to take part in. 


I've inked up the two sweet, woolly jumpers from the Woodware 'Christmas Knits' stamp set.  I stamped onto watercolour paper, used inks and a water brush to colour the images and I fussy cut both jumpers.  I saw the 'Cable Knit Pattern' embossing folder at my local craft shop, the Glitter Pot,  and knew it would be perfect to use with the Christmas jumpers!  I embossed two squares of Core'dinations CS with the folder and sanded it to bring out the embossed pattern detail.  I layered the Fired Brick square onto a larger Island Indigo square, layered the Pool Party square onto a larger Early Espresso square and glued the panels to the front of a white DL sized card base.  The 'have a cosy christmas' sentiment in the set is on three lines so I used masking to stamp the sentiment on just one line.  I popped up the jumpers and added Stickles to both of the noses.  I threaded the teeny tiny buttons with sewing thread before attaching the buttons to the card front.  

Inside I stamped the mittens as if they're hanging from the sentiment and added more cable knit embossed CS.  I stamped, watercoloured, fussy cut and attached a snowman head to punched circles to decorate the envelope flap.  A very jolly card to make!

Please join us this week and make a Christmas card using this wonderful layout.  Link up your creations to the 52 {C}CT sketch challenge post HERE.  I look forward to seeing what you make!

Stamps: Woodware 'Christmas Knits' set, Hero Arts 'Holiday Cheer' clear set, Imaginisce Mittens Snag'em clear stamp
CS: PaperMania white DL card blank, SU! Island Indigo & Early Espresso, SU! Pool Party Core'dinations CS, Ranger Fired Brick Core'dinations CS
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! Pool Party, Island Indigo, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Wild Wasabi
Tools: square Nestabilities dies, X Cut 'Cable Knit Pattern' 6" x 6" embossing folder, circle punches, water brush
Embellishments & accessories: 'Orange Peel' & 'Xmas Red' Stickles glitter glues, PaperMania monochrome tiny buttons, black & white sewing thread, glue dots, fine sandpaper, SU! Dimensionals

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Pia S said...

This is so fun and cute, Ruth!
Love the jumpers and the knitting print of the DP and the cute little buttons! This card feels so warm and cosy!

Anonymous said...

Oh what fun Ruth! Love the embossed background - it's genius and fits perfectly with your Christmas jumper images. You've done a great job - your watercolouring is perfect. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is adorable! Love the embossed knitted texture. Pretty colours and perfect Christmas sweaters. Great work!

Asha said...

Ah yes... Christmas jumpers! Seriously, these are too darn cute! LOVE that you used button embellies. You've done a great job with the sketch, my friend. Have a lovely weekend!
hugs, Asha

fabiola jaques said...

trop sympa Ruth, ces pull-over ont l'air tellement chaleureux et cosy, biz

Peg Coombes said...

I absolutely love your jumper card, I think I need that stamp set, who makes it please?

Alison C said...

A great, fun, colourful card. Love your attention to detail!

Alison C said...

A great, fun, colourful card. Love your attention to detail!

Carole said...

I love you take on the sketch and I'm thinking this would be a great card for a bloke! C x

Jacqueline said...

How gorgeous is this?! - Your jumpers are gorgeous Ruth - Jacqueline xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my wonderful this is Ruth!! LOVE those quirky and fun sweaters and the great sweater paper. Just a terrific and fun Christmas card (my favorite kind)! Hugs D