Saturday 28 May 2016

52CCT - Stash ....

... Morning! I can't quite believe that it's already the last Saturday in May! Fabiola has a stash challenge for us this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT21-16 - she wants us to use our dies and/or punches. I actually made two cards! Here's the first:

Merry Christmas 1 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Compliments of the Season II
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Mod Snowflake Background
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Card - Basic Black; SU Glimmer Paper - Silver; SU DP - Basic Black; White Lustre Card; SU Punch; Craftwork Cards - Sentiment Label

This is the first time I've used the snowflake background die - it's fabulous. I cut it from silver glimmer paper and used my precision cutting plate (which helps) on the Big Shot. I ran the die through several times to make sure that it cut through all the paper, but I still had a bit in the middle that didn't cut (can you guess where?) I adhered the die cut to a black card and simply added a greeting to the front. On the inside I cut a panel of white card and stamped a greeting, and added a punched snowflake in black design paper.

Merry Christmas 1 sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas 1 inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I'm submitting this card to a couple of challenges - Jingle Belles - JB:16:11 where they don't want to see any blues (done), and Fab 'n' Funky - FNF#306 where they want to see Christmas cards (done).

My next card is very clean, crisp and simple:

Merry Christmas 2 - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Compliments of the Season II
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Celestial Star Border
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Glimmer Paper - Silver; SU DP - Basic Black; SU Punch

I used Jenni's card over at Muse - MUSE#167 as the inspiration for this card. I changed my card to portrait and opted for a monochromatic colour scheme. I die cut the stars from silver glimmer paper and adhered them directly to the card. The sentiment is bold black and contrasts beautifully with the silver stars. On the inside I cut a mat layer of black design paper and, on the white card, stamped a sentiment and punched out a snowflake to reveal the mat paper beneath.

Merry Christmas 2 inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry Christmas 2 sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

As there are stars on this card, I'm going to submit it to the current challenge at Left of Centre - LOC#131 where, if you're not making a left of centre card, then the team want to see stars.

Do visit our blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team. That's all for now!



Ardyth said...

That star border is absolutely beautiful in the sparkly paper! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

SmilynStef said...

Awesome holiday cards ... love the sparkle ... so glad you helped us Banish the Holiday Blues at Jingle Belles.

Fabiola said...

ce fond flocon est sublime Deborah, quelle merveille pour les yeux et j'adore ta deuxième carte avec cette pluie d'étoiles, biz

Jenni's Jems said...

Now this is a really clever and thinking outside the box at it's best!Simple beautiful x

Buffy said...

You have really shown off the snowflake background die. The shiny sentiment is fab.
The punched snowflake is great.

Buffy x

p.s. wonderful to hear from you x

BrendaB said...

Beautiful cards!

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week:)
Wendy xx

lauren bergold said...

both of these are amazingly cool, striking, dramatic and perfectly lovely! thanks for helping us "banish the holiday blues" (times 2!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Catie Cuddles said...

Really cool card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

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