Friday 25 January 2013

Paper, glitter and Christmas ...

... Hello from a cold and snowy Northville - it's so pretty here.  It's been snowing since 8.00am and we have a light covering - about 1½", and there's that strange quiet that always comes with snow.  And it's really put me in the mood for making Christmas cards.  This one has been made with a couple of challenges in mind:

Stamps: My Favourite Things - Stitched Stockings, Seasonal Sentiments; Waltzingmouse - Join Us, Nutcracker Sweet
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Dies: Die-namics - Stocking Trio
Accessories: SU design paper - Be of Good Cheer; SU Card - Very Vanilla; SU Dazzling Diamonds

This was really fun to make.  I picked this lovely paper for the background and cut a panel of Very Vanilla onto which I stamped some snowflakes.  I stamped this bold sentiment in the centre of the panel.  I stamped the star and heart border onto Very Vanilla card and cut it to fit the card.  I stamped a few of the elements again in Sahara Sand, cut them out and adhered them to the panel.  I die cut one of the stockings, glittered the dots, added a coloured button and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.  It's hard to see in this photo, but I also glittered the snowflakes - they have a subtle shimmer.

For the inside I used another piece of the snowflake paper as the mat layer and decorated the panel with the star and heart border, adding a sweet sentiment.  I used Cherry Cobbler to highlight the word "Christmas" and the star in the centre of the the word "peace".   I've attached a close up of the front of the card - I think you can see the glitter better here!

Kathryn has a day of school today - not because of the snow!  No, it's just the end of the first semester and a rest day for the children and teachers.  I think it's a well earned rest day.  The terms here are very long in comparison to the UK.  We had planned to go to the movies, but I don't fancy driving in the snow - so Kathryn is catching up on some TV and listening to her music, and I'm playing in my craft room.  A perfect day for us both!!

See you soon!


Tara Cardwell said...

Love the border strip on this one paired with that fabby sentiment - i just got that set myself ;-)

We were on an amber warning for snow from lunchtime but so far no show thankfully!

Keep wrapped up warm

Louise van Vuren said...

Love what you've done with our 'recipe' - it's not just the sentiment- this whole card is a fabulous creation!

Louise xx

Ruth M said...

This is lovely Deborah, very festive indeed, I love the colour combo! The inside is decorated beautifully too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT & I hope you join us again very soon! Ruth x

Jacqueline said...

Deborah - this is lovely, love your colour choices and your sparkle. It's so nice to see you again at 52CCT - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE this card, DEB! LOVE the glitter detail! I would LOVE this card next year!

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Deb! LOVE the red and white and your touch of glitter is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS and happy weekend!!!

Stella said...

it;s raining cats and dogs here:) and we ogt rid of the snow woohoo!
But I know that snow is the perfect inspiration for christmas cards and this one is gorgeous. The sentiment is beautiful and I love that border:)

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