Saturday 21 November 2015

52CCT - Theme ....

.... Hello and Good Morning!  It's time for our new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - we've reached the third Saturday of the month and that means it's time for our Theme challenge.  This week we'd like to see your Christmas/Winter creations based on the theme of FAMILY & FRIENDS.  As you know we're living in the US, but our family are all in the UK, so to me this theme is about home too, here's my card:

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

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Alpine Christmas, Cabin Plaid Background
Inks: Kaleidacolour - Fruitcake; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Dies: Die-namics - Zig-Zag Stitched Ovals Stax #5; Waltzingmouse - Snowflake #2
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Crumb Cake; SU DP - Crumb Cake; Copic Markers; Glitter; Washi Tape

I've used the layout from this week's challenge at My Favourite Things Wednesday Sketch Club - MFTWSC#255.  The photo at Card Concept - CC#44 inspired me to use a plaid background and go for a really festive colour scheme - reds and greens, with sparkle.

I used Crumb Cake card to create the base.  I stamped the plaid background using a Kaleidacolour pad - love the variation in colours.  I stamped the foreground of snow hills, snowman and trees first, masked them and then added the lovely chalet.  I cut out the image with a fancy edge die and coloured the image with Copic markers.  I kept the colours simple and added three different types of glitter to give some texture to the image.  I adhered the image to the card, added some festive Washi tape and finished with a snowflake.  On the inside I cut a piece of cream card, added a Christmas greeting and lots of snowflakes.

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

I also took an out-of-focus photo of the chalet to show the shimmer and sparkle of all the different glitters:

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

The tinsel glitter on the rooftop really catches the light and sparkles so much!

Don't forget that we're running a DT Call - see our blog for full details.  The rest of the team have some fabulous cards to inspire you, so please drop by and leave them a message.  Have fun!!



Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty!! Love the little cottage with all of the snow as well as your pretty plaid background!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- hugs and have a blessed Thanksgiving week :-)

Celeste Goff said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you did the rainbow stamping on the pretty and so clever!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I just love Christmas cards with houses on them! Great coloring and inking technique--wow! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!
Take care!

Fabiola said...

quel chic Deborah, ta carte respire l'amitié, biz

Lilian said...

Love that image! Great card!
Nice seeing you at TCC!
The Leaf Studio

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