Friday, 7 August 2015

A pastel Christmas card with two of something

Oh I do like it when I can combine more than one challenge with the same card. Earlier this week I made the card below for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #240 'Two of Something' (my two are the snowflake 'toppers' I made, plus two words in the sentiment). And, I'd already checked out Merry Monday's #168 theme for the fortnight and it's 'Pastels'. So off I went with a happy smile and this was the result:
I used:

- white DL card blank

- a snippet of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock as the first backing layer, topped off with a snippet of snowflake card stock

- then I took two Penny Black Stickeroos from the 'Christmas Sparkle' sheet and popped them onto a snippet of white card stock before fussy cutting round them

- the sentiment was stamped using Memento Dye ink pad called 'Summer Sky', the wooden stamp I used is a great favourite of mine called 'FRH003 Merry Christmas', made by Woodware

- die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Eight die and backed it with a layer of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder', cut into shape by drawing round the outside of the die and then fussy cutting

- then, with everything prepared, I just assembled the whole card in one fell swoop using Collall All Purpose glue - to help with the positioning of the toppers and sentiment I used a ruler and a soft pencil to mark gently alongside where they should be placed

- as always, I just had to add a little finishing touch - two sparkly aurora borealis snowflakes in the centre of each snowflake topper :) And the card is still thin enough to go at Standard Letter Rate - yay!!

I know I've said this before, but the reason I very rarely put a Penny Black Stickeroo directly onto a card is because they're almost, if not totally, impossible to remove once they hit the backing card. My aim isn't the greatest so, for me, it's much better to mount them onto some backing and then trim them down. The exceptions are if I'm using (say) the hedgie or frog ones to build up a little scene.

And of course, I'd also like to enter this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge for August, where it's always 'Anything Goes'. 

And, with Sarah's encouragement, I'm also entering this into Christmas Cards All Year 'Round for August, where the challenge is 'Snowflakes'. Think I ticked the box there :)

Di
x

19 comments:

  1. This is really pretty Di and I love the added snowflake gem in the centres of each of the snowflakes and the beautiful pastel blue patterned cardstock in the background. x

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  2. This card looks like a tall order (knee-slapper) and I love the blue colors and snowflakes! Very pretty!

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  3. Love this tall card with the pretty snowflakes, Di! I know what you mean about not being a good aim! Great idea to stick to a piece of card first! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. How fun, making a Christmas card with summer fun ink;) - gorgeous card, Di! - So you want to to run a cooking class hu? Are you also living gluten, soy and dairy free? I hope not - all those yummy things.... but may be I should, for all those other poor souls out there....I was thinking about at some point starting a cooking blog, but if you want me to do that on the playground - lets TALK!

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  5. A lovely card Di - I do like snowflakes on Christmas cards.
    Kath x

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  6. This is so pretty Di, it would also be a perfect entry for us at Christmas Cards All Year Round as our theme is Snowflakes this time!! Go on, link up!! xx

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  7. A very pretty card Di. That's a lovely sentiment and I like how you've put the charms in the middle of the snowflakes. Barbxx

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  8. Very pretty and soft! Love the snowflakes on the toppers

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  9. Lovely card, Di. Love the soft blue and white. xx

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  10. Very soothing cool for Christmas snowy card. It's blimmin BAKING here today! xxx

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  11. Hello Di,

    What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the colors. Can you believe I actually wrote a post today and linked up with Annie!!

    My recovery is going fine, a bit slow for my taste.

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  12. Love that soft blue, Di. Thanks for entering CCAYR August challenge, DT, and also both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. Good evening Di
    I love your gorgeous Christmas card with its perfect layout and design.

    Don't worry everything is still on track for tomorrow! I have sent you an email ...hopefully!!! Please tell me that you have received it or else this computer has had it's last chance!!
    If that hasn't worked I will email you tomorrow via my sons computer!
    Love Eve xx

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  14. That's so pretty Miss! You got any chocolate spare please? Could do with something sweet tonight Karen xx

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  15. Aww this is so pretty. Lovely colour of blue.
    if you are handing out chocolates then I would like some too please.....maybe a Jaffa cake if you have any??
    xx

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  16. So pretty, I love the colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  17. Beautiful card, Di--wonderful use of the stickers!

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  18. Lovely card, Di!! The pastel blue goes beautifully with the snowflakes! Love this! Thank for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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