Thursday, 13 November 2014

Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas Card - HOC Sketch 6 Challenge

I checked out the current House of Cards challenge recently and saw they had a wonderful sketch.   A couple of days ago I made a card where I cut out an oval aperture and the leftover patterned paper oval was still sitting on my desk so the oval shape in the layout was perfect for me!

The bright and cheery patterned paper comes from a Kaisercraft pad and some die cut shapes are also included in the paper pad.  I glued a strip of Lost Lagoon CS to the front of a 5 1/4" square white card base and added a die cut strip from the paper pad.  I matted the paper oval onto a larger oval of Riding Hood Red CS, glued that to the card and popped up the die cut sentiment label.  The paper is so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up too much.  I die cut the bells three times using silver mirri, black and Riding Hood Red CS, assembled the pieces to create the bells and covered the red ribbon with Glossy Accents.  I popped up the bells, added a gem to the centre of the ribbon bow and placed some red gems on the sentiment label to complete the card front.   

I just had to use more of that pretty paper to decorate the inside and the envelope flap!  I always have fun working with a sketch that has been designed by Mynn, they're always fab and it was high time I played along at HOC again! 

Stamps: Penny Black 'Joy Hope'
CS: PaperMania white square card blank, SU! Lost Lagoon, Riding Hood Red & Basic Black, silver mirri CS

Patterned paper:  Kaisercraft 'Mistletoe' 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" paper pad
Ink: SU! Lost Lagoon
Tools: Petite Oval Nestabilities dies, CottageCutz Petites 'Bells' die, circle punches, star punch
Embellishments & accessories: Ranger Glossy Accents, PaperMania gems, SU! Dimensionals

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Donna Nuce said...

Hi Ruth! Nice to see you back at HOC. Love your Christmas design for this sketch! The silver bells are fab! Have a great day!

Pat Couder said...

Really pretty card and I like the decoration inside too. Pat HOC DT x

Rocky said...

We're so glad you played along with us again at HOC. I love the cheerful colours in this card and the added decoration to inside is gorgeous.

Mynn xx said...

Ruth, I LOVE the fun colors you used here, friend! I adore the fun patterned paper, too! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

PS: We miss you! <3

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely using the sketch Ruth and I adore the bell there in silver and nice DP you have choosen and lovely sentiment shape too..beautifully done..

Thanks for joining us this time at HOC,
Monika (DT)

Cornelia W said...

Fabulous card, Ruth and I really like the inside of your card and the decorated envelope - so much love you put in here!

Cornelia W said...

You know what - I forgot to thank you for playing with HOC this month...well, thanks!

Judy V said...

Hi Ruth! So glad you played with us at House of Cards! Love the bells and pretty printed paper!