Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Christmas snowflakes ....

.... and a blue bauble - feature on my card for this week's challenge at Jingle Belles - JB34.  This week Jingle Belles are teaming up with Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL154 who have produced a super sketch for us to use.


As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of snowflakes and Christmas baubles - so this card was easy!  I started with a dark blue pearlescent card base.  I found some lovely textured silver paper in my stash and punched out a bauble border. The main panel was made with some core'dination Gemstone card which has a really lovely pearly texture.  The bauble image is one of my favourite stamps from Stampin' Up! - I used Versamark, coloured ink and then stamped the image and embossed with Kaleidoscope embossing powder - which gives a really lovely sparkle.  I used the Stampin' Up! punch to cut out the bauble.  Using my stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped a number of snowflakes onto the panel as well as the sentiment.  Finally, I added a silver snowflake and silver borders.  This card has a lovely frosty feel!


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Scandinavian Season, Occasional Greetings, Delightful Decorations
Inks: Versamark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Stampin' Up! - Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Ornament Punch; Martha Stewart - Snowflake Punch, Bauble Border Punch; Kaleidoscope Embossing powder, card, peel offs from stash


I've taken a close up of the bauble and snowflakes so you can see them clearly - the texture and pearly finish of the gemstone card has made the dark ink, quite pale!  It's really pretty, but tough to see!!

And I'd like to thank Stef and Lauren for the big Shout Out for my sparkly Christmas tree - so pleased with that one - and might make another in a different colourway!!  I

I've arranged for one of Kathryn's friends to come over today - weather permitting, we're off to the Zoo for some fun and games.  I'll be taking my camera, so hope to have a few pictures to share too.  I'll be back soon - have a great day!

29 comments:

Sue Rowe said...

that's really elegant Deb, beautifully done :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Very stylish Christmas card Deborah..
pleased to hear your knee is better

Anne

Tracy said...

Really lovely

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card and colours. The bauble and snowflakes are perfect for the sketch :o)
Jackie xx

LadyJ113 said...

A lovely card x

Lisa said...

This is so pretty Deb! I love the border you made and those subtle snowflakes next to the main image are wonderful. Great job on the challenge!

Thanks for stopping my blog and leaving a nice comment, I appreciate it :)

Ros said...

Wow Deb this is a brilliant take on the sketch .. loving that border and the oh so subtle snowflakes ... I don't mind telling you this sketch had me stumped for a while! ... Have a lovely day

Pauline said...

A very pretty card, love the frosty feel, and the baubles are lovely! Well the sun is struggling to make an appearance here boo! Fingers crossed for your weekend camping x

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Now THIS is CAS (unlike mine, which is borderline.) Beautiful!

Lisa said...

very pretty - lovely colours

~Tammy~ said...

That is a beautiful and elegant card!! I am in love with that border punch and seeing it in silver has me drooling for sure!

Lorraine said...

I really love your blue and silver color combination. This is so pretty. Wonderfully done!

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous Deborah - that MS punch has passed me by - but I may have to search it out. I love the colour combo on this one, and the use of peel offs - I haven't used mine in an age.

Sue said...

Great card. Love the blue/silver combination.

Notes by Nina said...

Very elegant and beautiful, love the colors.

Marianne said...

Love it!

Noelle said...

What a lovely, classy card :) I love that pale blue and silver, one of my very fave combos! :) Great punching on that foil along the edge, too :)

Buffy said...

Lovely card Debs. Your colours are fab.
Buffy x

Jenny said...

Very Christmassy Deborah, love how you used the sketch too. The bauble border is so cool :)
Jenny x

scrapnbake said...

What a really beautiful card, I like the way you punched the border.

Many greetings from Germany

Kati

Marie B. said...

A really beautiful card, Deb! :)

Paula (PEP) said...

The bauble border is a lovely idea & so effective with the other elements. Love the aqua blue of that babule & the paler version of the matting panel.
Paula (PEP)

Linda said...

I love these colours...very icy! Perfect for christmas!

Yvette said...

that's very pretty Deborah, i've done something similar but in bolder colours, i love the blue tones you have used

lauren bergold said...

i agree 100% with your assessment: this DOES INDEED have a lovely frosty feel!!! not to mention a sophisticated and completely elegant C&S vibe! just brilliantly well thought out in every respect. i *LOVE* it, miss deborah!

SmilynStef said...

Love the combination of stamped & punched snowflakes ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Paula Fuller said...

Very elegant, Deb. Love your use of colours.

June Houck said...

I love your shimmer and shine, Deb!

Judy Ford said...

Wow Deb! This card is AWESOME!!!! I've got this SU set...never thought to emboss so it looked like glass!!! Thanks for Sharing such a great idea!!!! You ROCK!!!

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