Monday, 2 February 2015

To Your Wishes!

I made 12 Christmas cards last month, so time to start making this month's cards.   This card was made for the current 52 Christmas Card Throwdown which is to 'Pick a Previous Sketch' and I used the sketch from April 2013.  I'm also entering this month's Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge which is 'Red and White'.   The paper and card are from my snippets drawer, so I'm off to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop,

Card blank: 6" x 6" white silk 
Stamp: Penny Black 'To Your Wishes!'
Punch: Woodware Crafty Edger and 'Ribbon Border' cassette
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Colouring: Promarkers
Other: Wink of Stella, Stampendous 'Cotton Ball White' fun flock, red nailheads
Snippets: Red mirri card, white silk card and paper

I used the Ribbon Border cassette on the long edge of a piece of red mirri card and trimmed it to fit the left side of the card blank.  A snippet of red patterned paper was layered onto the mirri and this was then attached to the card.   The image was stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers.  This was trimmed, layered onto red mirri card and attached to the card following the sketch.  Three red nailheads were attached under the image.   To finish, I added a Wink of Stella to the champagne and belt and fun flock to the hat.

Kath x


KandA said...

Fabulous christmas card xx

Deborah Frings said...

I do like your take on the challenge. Such an elegant lady, love the rich red colours you've used. thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Tanja said...

I love your christmassy color combo. Thanks for sharing your card at the 52CCT.

Sue said...

Fabby card. I have been toying with the idea of using up all my Christmas stash (not got much). I usually send out cards from a Greyhound charity, so there's no point me having Christmas stash really.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Kath! I do so love the image you used and the whole card is perfect!


Di xx

MaryH said...

It's just grand, and clever you to have so many cards already for the next Christmas. Love the black & red & mirror gleaming on this cutie. Very festive. Love this layout too. TFS & Hugs.

Sarn said...

Cheers! She looks one happy lady! Fab card! xxx

Patricia Hays said...

Very cute! The flocking and the Wink of Stella are the perfect finishing touches. Thanks for joining us at 52{C}CT! :)

Planetsusie said...

Love this one Kath - really modern and very 'clean' looking (if you know what I mean!!) Great image and I love the flocking on her hat. Thank you for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (red and white) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Jenny L said...

Hi Kath,
what a fab idea for a challenge to make all those Christmas cards.
Sounds like you were very busy last month.
What a fab and wonderful card you have created here.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kath, a fun image and lovely rich reds.