Monday, August 4, 2008

Details: Another Christmas Card & Sprinkles




I have made this card which covers three challenges Papertake Weekly where we were asked to make a Christmas card, Daring Cardmakers asked us to use sprinkles and I used glitter to cover the stars on the Christmas three (see photo 3) and for the Cute Card Thursday's Challenge the theme was "In the house". This was the most difficult as I did not have any images with this theme, however, I tried to be creative and created a window and curtains overlooking a Christmas tree and some presents. (Apologies for photos - tried my best, lol!)

I have learnt that details are an integral part of cardmaking. The first photo shows a picture of the card without any details and the second shows how a some ribbon and extra embellishment can put the card up a notch.

Materials:

Be Mine, Blush by Basic Gray
Birthday Gifts, Anita's Outline stickers
Green and red card stock
Red Glitter
Gold ric rac
Fibra markers
Anita's clear Christmas stamp

Tools:

Paper Trimmer

How to:

  1. Cut a square red card blank (15 by 15). Then cut an aperture 1 inch away from the edges. Stick acetate behind it.
  2. Draw curtain shapes from the patterned paper, cut and embellish with gold ric rac. Attach behind the acetate.
  3. Stamp the Christmas tree on green card stock and use red glitter glue to cover the stars.
  4. Stick peel off sticker on white card stock and colour in. Cut around it, trimming extra card stock where necessary. Stick both tree and gifts on the inside of the card so as to be visible behind the acetate.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to participate in the BLOG CANDY!

12 comments:

Andrea, said...

Great card, thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

ribenaruby said...

This is a great idea if you are limited with stamps. Lovely card! Thankyou for stopping by and helping. Much appreciated.

Tanya said...

What a great idea Josianna!! What a fantastically effective design!!!Love your card!
Hugs, Tanya
xx

Swaantje said...

Hi Josianna,
a great idea!
Beautiful card and gorgeous composition.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog

Have a nice day!
Swaani

Wendy said...

Love it,what a clever idea
Wendy x

Karen from PA said...

This is a great card! By the way, I tagged you for the BFF award on my blog. Check it out and play along.

Nicole said...

I love the detail on your cards. I linked your blog to mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

http://nickicolesnook.blogspot.com/

LOUISE said...

Hi Josianna, Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. Love your "Sparkles" card. Louise x

steph said...

Great card! Love the layered presents! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge! x

Lorraine Robertson said...

What a neat idea looking through the window at the tree. Very cute indeed...

Lorraine xxx

Shelly said...

Great card! I love the sparkles ;o)

Jozza said...

Beautiful design! Love your take on the challenge xx