Friday, 5 August 2016

Get your skates on - more Christmas cards

I know, with a further heatwave forecast, there I am making more Christmas cards in August! But, I wanted to enter some Christmas challenges, as well as make this card:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- silver mirri card, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- turquoise, white and silver 'snowflakes' paper next - am sure this was a free gift with a magazine - trimmed and glued in place

- white Centura pearlescent card stock, die cut using Marianne's 'Ice Skates' die. It's really important to also emboss this die using a rubber mat so that all the details on the boots and skates show up properly - which they do in real life, I promise!

- glued the die cut in place onto the card front and added a shiny silver Josy Rose nail head in the centre of the bow

- the sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, layered onto a silver oval, punched using SU's 'Large Oval' punch then glued onto the card front

Given more time it would have been fun to add little laces and a bow to the boots, as well as silver 'blades' - next time maybe!

Made three cards practically the same whilst at it and would like to enter the following challenges:

Merry Monday 'Christmas In Summer' - I chose #120's theme of 'Skis, skates or sleds'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #292 - 'Anything goes'

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August - 'Always anything goes'

Winter Wonderland for August - 'Gold/silver and/or embossed background' - I chose silver.

Di
x

22 comments:

  1. oo, this is absolutely lovely - I've just bought this MD ice skates die :)

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  2. Hi Miss Di, a beautiful card love the paper you used and the die is perfect for Christmas in the U.K... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  3. Great die cutting & embossing. . . Love all the silver glitz.
    Hugs, Sarn x

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  4. Excellent card. The snowflake paper is perfect for the ice skates. Did you use your cuttle bug to emboss with? Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Yes I did! Used the 'tan' mat in between the die with die cut still in it and a second B plate. It sort of 'squishes' the softish rubber of the mat into the die which gives the good embossing.

      Hugs

      Di xx

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  5. A fabulous card Di and those skates are great backed with that pretty paper and the silver mirri gives lots of gorgeous shine. x

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  6. Adorable Christmas card and these skates look wonderfully, fab embossed details!

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  7. Beautiful Card, I love the backing paper and the gorgeous skates die.

    Sue xx

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  8. Super card, Di. I love the backing paper and what a lovely die. I can see all the embossed detail really clearly. xx

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  9. Awesome Christmas card! You can never be too early to make them! After all its not much longer and Christmas is just around the corner.....

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  10. Great card, great die.

    Kath x

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  11. What a lovely card, Di. It's always nice to see something a little bit different from the usual Christmas designs. Pretty. x

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  12. What a fun Christmas card, nice to see something different than the usual snowmen, trees etc. Cara x

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  13. Gosh! Christmas, Oh dear LOL Like the skates, lovely card Di :D Thank you for your visit lovely to see you..... We did have the best time :D xx

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  14. Lovely card and design. Looks fabby. Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  15. Thank you for sharing this great card with us at Winter Wonderland. Good luck and we would love to see you again. Christine DT x

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  16. Beautiful card...love the die cuts and lovely winter colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

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  17. Love these die cut skates, Di! It's good to think about ice when it's hot like this!

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  18. This has such a fabulous icy feel to it - I love the colour and those die cut skates. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Alison x

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  19. Great card - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Hope to see you again soon.

    Helen x
    (DT)

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