Thursday, 1 March 2012

Card for Rudolph Day and Less is More

Both of these fun challenges can be combined right now I found, in fact this card could also be added into the snippets playground but it's a bit busy in here this week!
 I used:

- 7" x 5" white card stock

- silver holographic backing card from snippets folder

- white card from snippets folder with sentiment stamped in 'Crimson Copper' Brilliance ink using a Woodware stamp called 'Merry Christmas' designed by Francoise Read (love those swirls!)

- 'fir branch' was the end of a die shape, cut from a snippet using a Marianne Creatables die

- baubles made using snippets of Christmas paper, centering round Nesties dies over the snowflake pattern. The caps are made using a tiny scrap of really shiny silver mirri card (funny isn't it, when you want the shine to show in a photo it doesn't play ball!). I just punched a small scalloped square and then trimmed out the little caps. A silver line for the hanging thread and then a little gem was added to the centre of each bauble.

So, if you haven't done so already - why not join in the fun and make a card for Rudolph Day over at Sarn's (there's a little prize on offer too, plus you get to make an early Christmas card each month!).

And of course, there's the great Less Is More challenge which this card is for as well, called 'Don't Scrap It' this week. Chrissie and Mandi might have been peeking through our Snippets Playground fence girls - if you spot either of them, invite them in for a quick spin on the roundabout :)

For anyone worrying that I came home broke from The Range yesterday, relax. It was one of those days when you buy very little and wonder what all the fuss was about :)

Have a lovely day, it's Friday Feast tomorrow!



Vicky Hayes said...

This is great Di! I like the sparkly festive trim and the pretty baubles. Vicky x

Laura said...

Lovely card Di,
The sparkle is very festive!
Laura xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Glad you are still solvent!

Wonderful Rudolph Day card . . . terrific baubles and lovely fir tree snippet. Love it. A biggun too!

Good luck in the prize draw xxx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Di, I love the holographic background edge :)

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card Di, l just love Christmas Baubles they are so lovely and yours is fabulous too:)

Chrissie said...

Sweet card Di!
Getting ready early this year!
Thanks so much.
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

A great Christmas Card. Love the baubles.
Sharon xx

Kathleen said...

Love this card Di, I love baubles too and like narrow holographic border and love the sentiment stamps.

Kath x

Jules said...

Hi Di

A fabby Christmas card! Sandra is sure to love this one as much as I do!

Great use of snippets into the bargain. A double whammy!!

Love Jules xx

Bernie said...

Wow Di, this is brilliant! Love the use of Christmas wrap and the way you did the little caps.
I think we’d all need high tech photography equipment to get our cards to look as they do in real life. I spend more time photographing some cards then I do making them.

Mandi said...

Lovely card Di, good preparation for Christmas
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Erin said...

Your cards are absolutely amazing!!! I'm hosting a handmade card swap on my blog and would love it if you would join us!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, great card - the way you've created the baubles is ingenious, resourceful and just darned clever :) Elizabeth x

Lou said...

Great card love the idea for the baubles, will borrow this idea for some of my odds and ends of papers - really fab x TFS Lou