Saturday, 28 March 2015

52CCT - Technique ....

....  Good morning!!  It's time for our last challenge of March - can you believe it's the end of the month already?  This week, at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, Gill would like us to create a Christmas card using our punches.  I have to admit that I've been a bit worried about this challenge - I'm not good at creating with punches.  Fortunately, the Internet is an amazing source of inspiration and this card owes much to Dawn's lovely angel.  Here's my card:

Season's Greetings - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Uniko Studio - Simply Said Christmas; Waltzingmouse - You're A Doll, Opera Tags Christmas
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Dies: Die-namics - In & Out Diagonal Squares #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Winter Frost, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear, Gold; Vellum; SU Punches - Tree, Butterfly, 1" Circle, ¾" Circle


The layout is based on this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch - CTS#116 and the colours are from Colour Q - cQc#284.  I used a die to cut the square - I like the way this die has the pattern on the inside and outside of the die cut.  I put a piece of design paper on the inside of the card and, as it's double-sided, I have a nice pattern on the inside too.  I used punches to cut the angel's body, face, wings and halo.  I stamped a face on the smaller circle and coloured it with Copic markers.  I added lots of sparkle to the reminder of the angel and then adhered the pieces together.  The halo was made by colouring some vellum with gold Wink of Stella and punching out a circle slightly larger then the angel's head.  I adhered the angel to the card with dimensional gel.  I finished the front with a simple sentiment and some sequins.  On the inside I cut another piece of design paper and on the white panel stamped a bold Christmas greeting.

Season's Greetings inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I've taken a close-up photo of the angel so that you can see all the sparkle and shimmer.
 
Season's Greetings detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsSeason's Greetings sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using punch art on your Christmas cards, do check out the blog and see what the rest of the team have made for you.

I've got a very quiet, crafty day lined up as Jonathan and Kathryn will be out pretty much the whole day.  In the morning they are off to a photo shoot which Jonathan will enjoy lots!  The rest of the day they'll be at a pop concert.  Jonathan is taking Kathryn to a concert at The Crofoot in Pontiac - featuring one of her favourite bands - Set It Off, along with lots of other bands too.  Jonathan loves his daughter very much indeed :)  That's it for now - see you soon.

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10 comments:

lilybygilly said...

You needn't have worried Deborah - your punch art angel is just lovely! Gill xx

Louise van Vuren said...

This is fab punch art Deborah. Love the pastel shades you have used and clever use of butterfly wings. I am definitely pinning this one!
Louise xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is amazing! I would love to case this for my church Christmas cards. I will have to get the face stamp.

fabiola jaques said...

elle est charmante Deborah, quelle bonne idée cet ange, c'est adorable, biz

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Tanja said...

love your shiny little angel - the patterned paper fits perfectly

Stella said...

Not great with punches??? I think you underestimate your talents; this is fab!
XX

Alison C said...

Lovely little angel and the inside is fabulous too. I always forget to decorate the inside.

April Cheetham said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous card Deborah. I love your angel and her beautiful wings - so pretty Xx

Patricia Hays said...

I love the use of the butterfly punch for the angel's wings. This turned out really cute, Deborah!

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