Saturday, 18 January 2014

52CCT - A recipe ...

...  Good morning everyone!  Welcome to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown,  Mynnette has provided us with a recipe to follow this week:

Monochromatic, CAS, ribbon and a rhinestone

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Chocolate Baroque - Christmas Flourish; Waltzingmouse - Festive Foliage; Stampin' Up! - Sassy Salutations, More Merry Messages
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Fresh Greens; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: WMS - Holly Die; Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #3
Accessories: Green Hammered Card; White Lustre Card; Vellum; Clear Embossing Powder; Ribbons; Gems


I love monochromatic cards, it's fun to pick a colour and play; I've gone for greens on my card.  For the layout I used this week's Freshly Made Sketches - FMS#119 challenge.  I made the base from some dark green hammered card stock that I've had in my stash forever for a while!  The background holly flourish and holly spring were stamped in Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens.  I cut a strip of vellum for the sentiment as I didn't want to hide the pretty background stamp.  I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and then heat embossed with clear powder.  To adhere the vellum I used Invisi Dots over most of the length, but left the end unstuck.  I found some ribbons in my stash, cut fishtails in each, attached to the card and then used dimensional gel to adhere the holly spring.  I cheated a bit with the rhinestones, Mynnette's recipe is for a single stone, but it would have looked strange to have a single stone, so I went with three green gems.  For the inside I cut a panel of white card and used the flourish stamp to create a border all the way round the card, finishing with a Christmas greeting in the middle.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Do you remember that we had a Design Team call last year, well from this week we are being joined by our new teamies.  Do make them welcome!  I must also give a shout out to Mynnette - you might notice that some of us have swanky new 52CCT logos for our cards - all designed by Mynnette!

I have to say that I'm really getting fed up with winter, we've got even more snow here today.  I know that we don't have as much as some, but I'm over it.  I'm so glad that our new snow blower arrived last week.  I assembled it on Thursday and it's already cleared the drive a couple of times.  So much quicker than doing it manually!  Well, that's all for now - I'm really looking forward to seeing your creations with the recipe!

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13 comments:

Jackie said...

OMG what a lot of your lovely cards I have missed since I last popped in :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Deb, I love the different shades of green!

Asha said...

Oh my! This is just fab, Deborah. Loving the fresh green action. Thank you so much for the warm welcome. I'm thrilled to be in the team.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

♥Gemma♥ said...

Beautiful card hunni and fab layout...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really pretty card. I LOVE the different green tones.
Caroline xxx

Mynnette said...

OH so gorgeous in green!!! LOVE the shades you've used and the fabulous sketch you chose, too! Beautiful work! HUGS and have a wonderful week! ;) Mynn xx

Marybeth said...

Sounds like you need to come to sunny warm California!
LOVE this gorgeous monochromatic card Deborah! Gorgeous stamping inside and out!

Stella said...

Gorgeous take on the recipe. It;s always wonderful to see that you decorated the ibnside of your card just as lovely as the front of your card! XX

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Deborah...love the greens.

Danielle Vincent said...

Such a lovely card Deborah. I looked at that sketch and just couldn't come up with something for it. You rocked both aspects!

Patricia Hays said...

I really like that you used the kaleidacolor pad to ink your images! Smart thinking there to get your monochromatic in for the recipe! :) The flourish stamps you've used are so festive and pretty.

Vicky Hayes said...

I was thinking just the other day that I really must get started on my Christmas cards... Your greens are wonderful and I love the swirly frame inside the card too. Vicky x

Jacqueline said...

This is lovely Deborah - great green colour combo too - Jacqueline xx

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