Friday, 4 September 2015

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #244 - 'Use some silver'

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog is to 'Use some silver' - and this card is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September, which is always 'Anything goes'.

I love silver and white on Christmas cards and I've previously used this large snowflake die in a similar fashion - but this time I added an additional die cut snowflake on top :)

I used:

- 6" x 6" white square card blank

- a square of white card quarter of an inch smaller all round than the card blank. Then die cut the centre using a Memory Box die called 'Dazzling Snowflake'. Before doing the die cutting I adhered a piece of 'Stick-It adhesive sheet for intricate die cuts' on the reverse side of the white piece of card. After die cutting it was stuck onto a larger piece of silver holographic card (approx. quarter to half an inch bigger all round)

- then I trimmed the edges of the double layer so that the holographic card acted as a border around the white layer of card (this allowed me to even up any off centre sticking down 'cos the adhesive sheet is quite determined once it touches a piece of card)

- then bravely stamped the sentiment without the aid of a safety net, using a silver ink pad and a sentiment from the Personal Impressions 'Many Greetings' set

- then die cut a smaller snowflake from a leftover piece of the holographic card, using a lovely snowflake die by Jennifer Ellory which came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine last year. Glued it in the centre of the large snowflake, leaving the outer edges free for dimension

-  final touch, an aurora borealis gem in the centre of the layered snowflake

I like this Memory Box die just as it is, but it was fun to see it prettied up a bit more :) Needless to say, I made two the same whilst the place was in uproar!

Di
x

18 comments:

LesleyG said...

This is simply strikingly pretty, and brave to do the sentiment direct. Feel bad not been to play for ages, hope you are ok xxx

brenda said...

Clean, crisp and oh so elegant Di.

B x

Kath said...

A lovely card Di - I've got that Memory Box die on my wish list!
Kath x

SARN said...

Ooh . . . so schparkly and icy cool. Love it.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

A really stand out Christmas card Di. Love the glitter! Barbxx

ike said...

That is really stunning :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Wonderful CAS with this pop-out snowflake!! Love white and silver!

Loll said...

Love the colours of this holographic paper Di! The snowflake is gorgeous! xx

Jacee said...

A lovely Xmas card Diane
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous effect with the holographic card & dies. Lovely! X

KandA said...

Wow what a fabulous combo of white and silver. The snowflake is gorgous and your sentiment perfect, must admit I would have chickened out and added a peel-off sentiment xx

Diane said...

Oh wow...stunning...I love the elegant look of the white and silver!

Brenda in IN said...

This is just elegant! I love the snowflake and it is perfect as a center. The whole card is so, so pretty.

Kathleen said...

Oh my, Di, this is just stunning, what a fabulous idea, love it to bits. Like you say the die is great on it's own but the added snowflake just gives it that bit of a lift.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Pat said...

This is just so sparkly and pretty Di and the background silver holographic layer complements it perfectly. x

Carol L said...

This is so elegant and pretty! I love the thin edge of silver framework around this beautiful layered snowflake! Gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant! I love the smaller snowflake over top the cut out one!