Saturday, 16 May 2015

52CCT - Theme .....

.... Hello and good morning!  We've reached the third Saturday of the month and that means it's time for our theme challenge here at 52 {Christmas} Card ThrowdownPatricia has picked a fabulous theme for us:

O little town ...

I had fun with this challenge and have two cards for you:

Old Town - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - December Wonder, Holiday Home
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; SU - Elegant Eggplant
Dies: Spellbinders - Petit Ovals Scalloped Lg (S4-139) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Elegant Eggplant; Kanban - Christmas Mirri Card, Old Town Stacked Print


This card was so easy to make, it almost feels like a cheat!  I cut the gorgeous mirri card slightly smaller than the card and adhered it flat to the card.  I used dimensional gel to layer up the Old Town images, keeping it reasonably flat and then layered the finished piece on a die cut purple oval.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of purple card and stamped a simple greeting on the white panel.

Old Town inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems


My second card is totally different - more contemporary and it's a folding card:

Tag Card - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - December Wonder, Holiday Home, Mingle All the Way
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Real Red; Kanban -Christmas Town Tags; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella; SU Marker - Real Red

Again, this one was reasonably quick to make.  The tag images are all joined, so I simply lined the inside with plain white card on which I stamped some Christmas images and a fun greeting.  I added a faux stitched border using a red marker and this defines the inside of each panel.

Tag Card inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Tag Card flat - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Tag Card back - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

In the photos above you can see the card opened flat to show the inside as well as see the whole of the front of the card.  I made a belly band to go round the card to keep it closed.  I cut a strip of red card, stamped a sentiment and added some stars and snowflakes, along with a bit of sparkle.

Do check out our blog to see the inspiration cards from the rest of the team.  Looking forward to seeing your creations - have fun!!!

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4 comments:

April Cheetham said...

Two fantastic cards, Deborah. I love them! The first one is so opulent and I love the folded tags design. You are so clever! Xx

Tanja said...

love your cards - they are both amazing

Patricia H. said...

It was really kind of you to make two cards for this challenge! :) The first one is very traditional. I really like the fun fold of the second card!

fabiola jaques said...

oh la la Deborah, 2 superbes créations, elles sont très belles toutes le 2, biz

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