Saturday, 31 August 2013

Pick a previous ....

... sketch and colour combination - that's the challenge that Sarah has set for us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  You can find our previous sketches here and the colour combinations here.  I had fun going through previous challenges and here's my card:


Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Text-It, Compliments of the Season; Stampin' Up! - Serene Snowflakes
Inks: Versamark; SU - Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
Dies: Lil Inkers - Stitched Circles # 1, 2 and 3
Accessories:  SU Card - Night of Navy; Crystal Glitter; QKR Stampede - Sticky Powder; White Lustre Card


I used Sketch 10 (October 2012) and Colour Combination 16 (April 2013).  I saw this sketch and immediately thought of Christmas baubles, but when I saw the colours I changed my mind and settled on snowflakes!  I masked the edges on the base card and then stamped the text background in Bashful Blue.  I used the lovely stitched circles to cut out the circles (I turned the panel through 180° before attaching it to the card base).  I stamped some snowflakes in Versamark and added QKR StickyPowder which I heated and then added glitter - it works really well and the glitter doesn't shed!  Next I randomly stamped small snowflakes in navy and finished with an appropriate sentiment.  For the inside I cut a mat in navy and on the white panel I stamped snowflakes around the edge and finished with a bold sentiment.  Below is a close up where you can see the snowflakes on the navy panel - they don't show up very well in the main picture.  And you can really see the glitter snowflakes too!




I used a couple of my favourite Walztingmouse stamp sets on this card, so I'm submitting it to the Golden Oldies category over at the Waltzingmouse Pajama Party! 


I'm really looking forward to seeing what combinations you come up with for this week's challenge - see you all soon.

Sorry I've not been around much this week - it seems that going on holiday is not good for my health!!!  I've been feeling really poorly since coming home and last night was the first time I got to play in my craft room.  Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Mynnette said...

Deb, this is so pretty!!! LOVE the stitched circles and the hints of glittery goodness! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

Julia Aston said...

I feel like I'm looking up into the solar heavens with this great card Deborah! Love those edged circle cutouts!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautiful Deborah - I love the circles - so fun, and the dimension you created with your background text. A beautiful Christmas card!

Paula (PEP) said...

I know I've said it before but the inside could be the front of the card.
Paula (PEP)

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous card! I love how you used the stitched circles with the sweet snowflake paper, so fun and festive.

Pauline said...

Great card Deb, in my favourite colours for Christmas! Love those circles, and the fabulous stamping!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the idea of those cut out circles Deborah...lovely Christmas card

Anne

Patricia H said...

I really like the effect of the snowflakes peeking through the stitched circles! The subtle tone-on-tone navy snowflakes are great, too. Great job, Deborah!

Bev said...

Deborah, I love the circle apertures, and the stamping on, under, and inside.

Bev :)

Kate said...

Love that tone on tone stamping and those circle apertures letting the snowflakes and text shine through.
You really know how to finish off the inside of a card don't you !!!

Claire Brennan said...

Cracking card Deborah, I love those wee peepholes on front and how you framed the sentiment inside!! hugs to you for playing along!! Best of luck in the challenges!!

Daen'Ys said...

Very nice these circles! You might think there are big snowballs :) Wonderful interpretation of the sketch!!
Rosi x

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Deb! Feels like a real winter wonderland!

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beautiful twist on a snow-flakey card Deborah! I think I'll be catching up with some festive cards when the children go back to school next week. Sorry to hear you've been poorly since returning home from holiday - it's so often the way. Hope you feel better soon. Vicky x

Jacqueline said...

this is just gorgeous Deborah - a great choice of colours and sketch - Jacqueline xx

Gay Peplow said...

Smashing card Deborah! :D I hope you're feeling better now, Gay x

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