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:

Tina Z. said...

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

Glennis said...

This is so pretty Di.

Megan J said...

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

SARN said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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

Di said...

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

Pat said...

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

scrAPpamondo said...

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

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Sue xx

Liz said...

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

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a nice chilly card!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

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.....

Kathleen said...

Great card, great die.

Kath x

Donna said...

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

Cara said...

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

Gay Peplow said...

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

Marie said...

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

Christine Harrop said...

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

Pat K said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Alison Barlow said...

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

Helen said...

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

Hope to see you again soon.

Helen x
(DT)