Friday, 13 September 2013

Blue Christmas

      It's a few weeks since I managed to get a Christmas card made, but now the routine is returning to near normal (not sure what normal is really) here is this weeks offering.
     It began with a sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and gathered a few other challenge pointers along the way.
     The bauble was the first thing I made because I wanted to try an experiment, part of it worked and part didn't, so I'm only showing you the bit that did! I stamped and embossed with Wow Clear Sparkle on to white card, then used a Brilliance Dewdrop pearl ink pad to colour over the embossing. The sparkle doesn't show well in the photo but it is an amazing powder for Christmas things.
     I have also used the same ink to colour the outer edge of a white card blank, it's much cheaper than buying pearl card and I get a perfect colour match to my bauble. The bauble shape is cut with a Spellbinder die, topped with a tiny bit of aluminium tape and hung on a silver thread.
     The panel the bauble is mounted on has been embossed with a folder called Snowflakes from Cuttlebug. The dark blue strip is cut from the same card as the mat layer then covered with a snowflake border peel off in white. To finish it off I have used some glitter foam letters in blue for a greeting.
     I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Here Come The Boys - Blue Christmas In September

12 comments:

  1. I adore snowflakes on Christmas cards, and this is just fab! Great texture and shimmer. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  2. Love the blues - beautiful card for my CHNC challenges. You could also share this lovely card for The Glory of Christmas challenge 15: 'anything goes' - I'd love to see it there too, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT. Hope to see you again soon. x

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    1. Thank you Hazel, will do. Looks like a good challenge site.

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  3. Thanks for adding for the Glory of Christmas - hope to see you again soon. x

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  4. What a clever idea to color the card base with your ink pad! I know, it sounds simple and obvious, but that's the kind of thing I never think to do. It looks terrific, and I really like your snowflake-studded ornament, too. Thanks for joining us this week at 52{C}CT!

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  5. Love the bauble on the snowflake panel and the excellent idea of colouring your card base.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  6. Such a classy design. Love how you added some glitter and sparkle to your card - it looks great on a Christmas creation!

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  7. It's gorgeous Rocky. I'd say it was a successful experiment. Love how you used the letters for the element of 3 in the sketch. Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  8. This is lovely - what a great way to use our sketch this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  9. love this festive card. thank for joining us this week at Here Come The Boys.

    Stacey x

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  10. Great card, just right for the "Blue Christmas in September" challenge at Here Come The Boys
    Thanks for joining in, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

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  11. A lovely christmas card love the bauble too! Thanks for playing and sharing at Here Come The Boys Blue Christmas Hugs Woo & Sharon xx

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