Thursday, 1 February 2018

Happy Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and we want to see Christmas crafts that are 'Mainly Red'.  I'm also entering the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Always Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Always Anything Goes + Christmas'.

Card blank: 7" x 5" white matt
Dies: Creative Expressions 'Contemporary Happy Christmas', Memory Box 'Lydia Ornament' & 'Crisp Bows'
Card: Dark red embossed
Paper: Joy Crafts 'Earth Bloc'
Other: Spray & Sparkle Pearl Diamond

I die cut a sentiment, ornament and bow from dark red card and set them aside.  I trimmed a piece of beige paper so it was approximately 1.5cm smaller than the card front and die cut the sentiment, ornament and bow before attaching the paper to a slightly larger piece of dark red card.  I then inlaid the die cut pieces, other than the ornament background.  I sprayed Spray & Sparkle onto another piece of dark red card and when it had dried I die cut another ornament and inlaid the background pieces.  When the panel was finished, I placed a piece of paper across the top and ran it through my Cuttlebug to ensure all the pieces were secure.  To finish the panel was attached to the card front.

Kath x


Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Kath. Have a great day,
Valerija xx

meg said...

Beautiful Kath, love the fact that all the elements are inlaid

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That's lovely.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Kath, I love the bauble die you've used.

Sue xx

Pat said...

I really love the inlaid die technique and you have done it beautifully Kath, and the red is so pretty. x

KandA said...

Fabulous cards Kath and those dies are super xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful ornament!! it looks amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

Barb said...

A very elegant card Kath. That's a lovely bauble. Barbxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kath, such a beautiful ornament and super CAS design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Billie A said...

Sweet card. Great dies. Thanks for sharing over at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
Billie A
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Janice said...

A gorgeous CAS card, I love your inlaid sentiment.
Janice x