Thursday, 3 October 2013

One for three ....

..... firstly, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who left such lovely comments congratulating me on the new DT spot!  It's always an honour to be picked for a design team - and I'm going to have fun with this!

I've another Christmas card to share with you today - I still need lots more!!  Here's my card:


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Inks: Versamark; SU - Soft Sky; Versafine - Onyx Black; Memento - London Fog
Dies: Spellbinders - Star Circles (S4-335) #4; SU/Sizzix - Framelits Festive Flurry
Accessories:  SU Card - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky; White Lustre Card; Clear Embossing Powder; SU - Diamond Dazzles Glitter

I used a few challenges to make this one:

It's been a while since I played along with Less is More and Festive Friday but I like the sketch and I love stars.  I know there's not much white space on this card, but I think it's quite clean and simple in construction and there's quite a lot of Cherry Cobbler space - hope this is okay Chrissie and Lizy!!!

I made the card base from Cherry Cobbler so that the little die cut stars would show up.  I stamped a large snowflake in the centre of the die cut and added a touch of sparkle to the outside points.  I stamped one of the smaller snowflakes in Versamark on Soft Sky card, heat embossed it with clear powder and cut it out with the matching die.  I have attached the layers directly to the card to minimise the depth (need to keep the postage down somehow!).  I finished the front of the card with the sentiment stamped on Vellum - I like the fact that you can still see the snowflake through the vellum.  For the inside - it's simply a panel of white card on which I stamped another snowflake and a greeting.


ETA:  I've just found out that my card is also fulfils the criteria for Nonni's new challenge - Let's Get Inky for Christmas.  Details about her challenge are shown below:

"Let's Get Inky -Stamp A Happy Christmas! 
Let's create Christmas cards with stamping playing the main role! You could use fun techniques like masking and combine background stamps with smaller stamps... Or how about using non-Christmas stamps for Christmas and playing with some embossing powders? Or stamping with watercolors? Or tone on tone stamping maybe? The possibilities are endless... Let's get inky and creative! You can choose any style from CAS to vintage, what ever you like the best... You can use embellishments too -just don't cover up your fabulous stamping completely!"

Check out Nonni's blog - there's a prize too!

Before I go - I need to welcome some new followers - so join me in say Hello and Welcome to Gloria Shirr, Kylie, Deepti and Sue - so glad you joined me ladies!!  We're still enjoying late summer sunshine and warmth in Michigan, in fact yesterday we almost hit the record.  It's not quite as hot today, but it's just gorgeous.  That's all for now.  See you soon.

15 comments:

Deepti said...

This is so very pretty Deborah :) love the way all the challenges are put together in one beautiful card :)

Lizy Bartaby said...

Fabby card Deborah! :)
Thanks for entering our challenges at CAS and Lim! :)
Lizy xx

Nonni said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the snowflakes and the vellum looks really pretty! Your card would fit perfectly to a Christmas stamping challenge I started at my blog... Here's a link if you'd like to join

http://korttikarkuri.blogspot.fi/2013/10/lets-get-inky-stamp-happy-christmas.html

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Debs ad love your pretty snowflake

Anne

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Deb! Love the elegant snowflakes!

sandie said...

Hi Deborah, firstly I thought I had joined your blog but had just subscribed, all signed up now, sorry about that. This is another gem of a card. I love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Nonni' s Xmas card challenge x

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Deborah!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

artful-notions said...

Deborah, your snowflake star is beautiful! Great choice to add the vellum so it still shows the pretty lines and shape! Pretty inside too!

Patricia Hays said...

Deborah, I really like how you've chosen to showcase the snowflake on the star circle die. The hint of glitter is a great finishing touch. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS - Colours and Sketches! You've done an excellent job combining our color challenge with the sketch and the theme challenges.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Deb, I am so glad to see you playing with us this week! I love how you combined all the challenges, and great colours! Thank you so much for joining FF!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Loving the layered look of the snowflakes and that colour combination - Christmassy yet not exactly expected! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

Love the traditional red, crisp white and the soft and lovely blues on this lovely creation, Deborah! And the snowflake images are really lovely...inside and out!!! Thanks so much for adding to the inspiration at Festive Friday!!!

karen haman said...

Beautiful card - love the sparkly snowflakes. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Louise van Vuren said...

Great job with the colour combo! Love that star circle die and your beautiful snowflake. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S

Louise xx

Kylie said...

I have just ordered the stamps and dies and CANNOT wait for them to arrive. Arent they just stunning! Thanks for joining in at Nonni's Christmas card challenge xx

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