Tuesday 13 November 2012

Clean and simple layering

After my senior moment yesterday I'm back to making Christmas cards. The colour challenge at 52CCT this week intrigued me - Cream, Brown and Pink, so here's my take on that using this gorgeous sketch at Case this Sketch:

This is about as layered as I can bring myself to do! I used ribbon, card stock and designer paper to create a background with punched circles for my scallops. A sentiment banner was laid over the top and finished with a fabulous snowflake embellishment.

Here's a close up of that snowflake. It came from the Snowflake Season scrapping kit in the autumn/winter seasonal catalogue which I bought for another project and found there are heaps of fun items left over to use for cards! The centre is decorated with button dies cuts - the Sweet Buttons embosslits die gets a lot of use in my Crafting Square Metre and I do like to stack the buttons and stitch them together with bakers twine.

The sentiment was stamped onto a card strip and embossed, and ribbon tails punched into the end with a square punch. I rather like the dotty Melon Mambo ribbon and Early Espresso combination and I think it does look quite jolly with a bit of extra glitz!

Here's the sketch I've been working from today:

My blogging friend Val has just mentioned that this card will work for Crafty Cardmakers where the challenge is to use more than one punch or die - thanks Val!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: For My Family
Ink: Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Primrose Petals
Other: Melon Mambo dotty grosgrain ribbon, scrap of Floral District designer paper, Snowflake Season scrapping kit, Sweet Buttons embosslits die, Big Shot, Early Espresso bakers twine, 3/4" circle punch
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What a damp, dark, murky Monday it was yesterday - just the sort of day when your spirits need lifting. Luckily there is my daughter! When she came down to breakfast yesterday she said: "Getting out of bed - three out of ten. Not recommended!" which cheered me up no end. 

See you tomorrow,


  1. Lovely layering and colours, Vicky. I really love the look of your double button dies and the snowflake together:) x

  2. Love this! I just bought that scrapping set JUST for those I can't wait even more!

  3. Gorgeous, Vicky! Love it, love it, love it xx

  4. This is a beautiful CAS design Vicky, I love the sparkly snowflake!

  5. Such a pretty CAS card Vicky love the colours


  6. Love pink and brown together + love it for christmas = Love your card!! x

  7. I really LOVE your layering! The snowflake embellishment is BEAUTIFUL! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  8. Totally GORGEOUS. I lovely the colours used and the pretty layers. Top marks xxx

  9. Great colour combo Vicky, love the way you layered the button dies, must remember that:) BTW this is perfect for this months Crafty Cardmakers challenge!
    Val x

  10. Oh WOW - my new favourite card of yours!
    Cheers, Karen

  11. Hello Vicky

    Your card is stunning, a simple design, but gorgeous.

  12. Stunning card Vicky, love all the details, and the colours go beautifully together. Where do you get all your brilliant ideas from?! x x

  13. Beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  14. Absolutely perfect! LOVE the layers of paper and ribbon and your glittery snowflake makes me so happy! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  15. What A beautiful card you have made Lovely colors and a great design

    Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week

    Hugs Betty

  16. Your layers are lovely Vicky and the colours perfect for our challenge this week at 52CCT - thanks so much for joining in this week. - Jacqueline xx

  17. Absolutely beautiful! Such simple layers that come together so effectively! I'm so glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  18. Hi Vicky

    I love the colours you have used on this one and that gorgeous scalloped ribbon.

    Beautiful snowflake too!

    Hope all is good with you.

    Love Jules xx

  19. Love your simple layers! The mix of elements and sparkle is fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  20. Oh my... a stunning CAS card! You do such an amazing job with this type of card - LOVE it! thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT!

  21. Stunning CAS card, love the modern colour combo for a Christmas card too.

  22. Another stunning CAS but very stylish card Vicky! I love how you've layered but still have all that white space - a great take on the sketch as well as our colour challenge!
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work with us again at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  23. brilliant card - clean and simple best wishes Lesley x

  24. oooh, I love the CAS style of this card. Great use of the challenge colors!

  25. Beautifully done, love the simplicity of this! Thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT!

  26. Fab card - have just found your blog from 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown. Love your work and am now a follower.
    Kath x


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