Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Christmas blues ....

.... well, not really.  That seemed like a good title for this card.  It's based on this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge- WMSC54 - designed by Belinda.  And while I was going to make a traditional Christmas card, I ended up using blues - this week's Less is More challenge is on my mind!!!



I think the reason I ended up going with blues is because I used snowflakes as the feature images on my circle elements.  I used two different snowflakes each in a different shade of blue and I added Glamour Dust to both images - after all snowflakes sparkle!!  I cut out mats for both in deep blue satin mirri card, and the snowflake images were attached to the mats with dimensional tape.  I was going to use real ribbon on the card, but decided to use one of Claire's fabulous borders - again in different shades of blue and both embossed with clear powder.  Finally, I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the text and added some holly leaves and berries to accent the sentiment.  Clean, simple and reasonably quick to make.



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Join Us, Around Christmastime, Half Baked Gingerbread Joy, Very Vintage Christmas
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Accessories:  Card and satin mirri from stash; Shimmer chalks; Clear embossing powder

I took a close-up picture of the snowflakes so that you can see the details and just how much sparkle there is on each flake!  So pretty!


Before I finish - I've notice the follower counter has gone up again - now at 93 - and I'd like to say Hello and Welcome to Donna - glad you decided to join me - thanks!

That's all for now - I'm off to town this morning with Mum - we're going to have some girl time together!!  Should be lots of fun!  See you later.  Oops I just did something to an earlier post and it pushed this one down!!

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful CAS card, blue is so right for snowflakes :o)
Jackie xx

fatmonica said...

Great card-love the blue snowflakes!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Deborah, Gorgeous card, love the layered circles and such pretty delicate stamping, Gay xxx

Stella said...

You got me again:) !!!This is a piece of heaven. Less is sooooooooo much more and you knocked me off my socks again. Wow wow wow; stunning!
Hugs!

Vicky Hayes said...

I do love the snowflakes on their bands!

Kim Singdahlsen said...

I am glad you decided on the border stamps instead of ribbon - they are a unique and perfect special touch!

Kelly S. said...

Love that lacy image you chose for the vertical strips. Perfect with your delicate snowflakes! Gorgeous Christmas WMSC card, Deborah. I just got Around Christmastime myself, and you are making me want to take it out today in this July heat...hope it doesn't melt ;)

Susan said...

The images stamped on the circles give them a textured look! Very lovely!! My Card

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the shimmery snowflakes! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Karen M said...

Very pretty card, Deb. I think blue is great for Christmas cards and yours is just perfect!

Paula said...

Brilliant with the blues & those border stamps - it's so good when a whole range of stamps just work together.
Wet here all day & I've had to have the heating on this afternoon (in July!!!).
Paula (PEP)

Cathy Weber said...

Just enjoyed a few minutes going through your blog and I just thought I would let you know I love your cards. You have a beautiful style, CAS, just like mine and this card inparticular is very pretty. I'm sweating here in CA and a Christmas card is a nice change.

Maja said...

Gorgeous card! Blue is great colour for Christmas cards

Sue said...

This card is beautifull Luv Sue x

Pauline said...

This is lovely Deborah, the snowflakes are gorgeous, and the border strip is so pretty.

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