Thursday, November 5, 2009

Winter Card Set

Woo Hoo - Colour Create Time! I love this time every 2 weeks. This challenge is being sponsored by Hand Hippo. Make sure you head over there to check out their fabulous assortment of new products! You can get details about the prize over at Colour Create.

For this challenge, Karen has chosen the colours blue, white, and silver with optional glitter and winter. Here is our inspiration photo:


I must say, I LOVED this colour combo! So crisp looking! I decided to make a pack of cards for my sister. So, here is the first card:

For any of you who read my blog, you have seen this card before in a different colour pallette. Actually, I have used this same layout a couple of times - I just like how clean and simple it is.

I heat embossed the stamped images with some glittery embossing powder, but it really isn't showing up well in the pictures. Those little gems are such a cute little touch

Ok - for the next card (are you sitting down), I actually stamped! And I stamped A LOT! All of those snowflakes are stamped! Some of the snowflakes are from the Fanciful Flakes set from Clear Dollar Stamps. And some are from the Winter Swirls set from Papertrey Ink.

I used different colors of ink - Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, and Enchanted Evening by Papertrey Ink. I also stamped some of the snowflakes with ColorBox metallic silver pigment ink. Then I heat embossed with the Whispers holographic embossing powder. I printed the sentiment from my computer using the Freebooter Script font.

I always have to add extra bling, so I randomly added some little gems for some extra sparkle.

I decided to do the same snowflake layout on the next card, but instead of stamps, I used cut out snowflakes. I also added some embossing in the background. All of the snowflakes and the sentiment were cut from the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge.

I added random gems for some sparkle.

I sewed a border around the edge with silver thread, and distressed the edges slightly.

This next card took forever because I just kept changing my mind on it! I really wanted to use a new stamp set I have called Holiday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink. In the end, I still am not sure if I like this card or not.

I printed out some of the music from "Joy to the World", and I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom. The edges are sewn with the same silver thread.

I also embossed the background with the Cuttlebug Allegro folder - but I embossed it at an angle. I saw this on another blog, but I am not sure which one - it might have been Deanne at Three Trees. If it wasn't her, you would still have fun checking out all of her amazing work.

The sentiment on this card came from the Papertrey Ink Winter Swirls set.

I couldn't create a card set without some Pink Petticoat in it! This cute little gemmed tree came from the Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights set.

I printed the background paper from Pink Petticoat as well. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Button Bits set.

I sewed some bright white ribbon on the bottom.

This last card just contains a simple little winter scene. I embossed the background with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder.
A fancy bow secured with a button.

The trees are from the Cricut Winter Woodland cartridge. - they are raised up with some dimensionals.

Finally I packages all of the cards in a clear box. I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago - I re-use the clear boxes that the Papertrey Ink stamp sets come in. I just couldn't bear to throw these away, and I finally found a good use for them. They fit these square cards perfectly!

I added the decorative band and the flower opposite of the box opening, so that it doesn't have to be broken to open the box.

This is a closeup of the layered flower, which was cut using Nestabilities.

If you get a chance, please head on over to all of the other design team members blogs. They have all really out-done themselves with these colours!




Thanks for stopping by!


{Happy Holidays Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Sign Language set
Embossing: Whispers Holographic Embossing Powder
Misc: Ribbon, gems

{Snowflakes Flowers Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Fanciful Flakes set, PTI Winter Swirls set
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, and Enchanted Evening, ColorBox metallic silver pigment ink
Embossing: Whispers Holographic Embossing Powder
Sentiment printed using Freebooter Script font
Misc: gems

{Let It Snow Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Embossing with Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Snowflakesand sentiment cut with Cricut Winter Woodlands cartridge
Misc: gems

{Joy to the World Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Embossing with Cuttlebug Allegro embossing folder
Stamps: Holiday Button bits
Ink: ColorBox metallic silver pigment ink
Edge Punch: Martha Stewart
Misc: Ribbon, gems, buttons, twine, glass beads, Whispers silver embossing powder

{Love Peace Joy Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Background pattern and main image from Pink Petticoat Fairy Lights
Frame cut from Nestabilities Labels One
Stamp: Holiday Button Bits
Ink: ColorBox metallic silver pigment ink
Misc: ribbon, gems, Whispers silver embossing powder

{Warm Winter Wishes Details}
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Embossing with Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder
Trees cut with Cricut Winter Woodlands cartridge
Stamp: Holiday Button Bits
Ink: ColorBox metallic silver pigment ink
Misc: gems, ribbon, button, Whispers silver embossing powder

{Gift Box Details}
Box from PTI - box in which stamps are delivered
Cardstock; Bazzill Basics
Flower cut from Nestaibilities Flower
Misc: Grosgrain ribbon, button, twine, glass beads

6 comments:

Dena said...

My goodness Deanne, these are all so elegant looking!! How do you do it? Fabulous work. Do you like that new cartridge Winter Wonderland? I thought about getting it. It looks terrific on your cards. Hugs, Dena

scrappyjan said...

Deanne, Your sister is going to LOVE this!!!! HOw on earth you make so many cards girlie??? I am luck to get one done.. hee hee hee..

Your work is so refreshing!! I love all of the cards sweetie..
have a happy Thursday!!
hugs, Janiel

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous cards, Deanne
Your creativity is just amazing, such fabulous details...awesome work!!

Karen x

Mina said...

wow Deanne, anyone would love this set of cards as a gift...stunning and each one although the same colour scheme so individually beautiful...love them
Mina xxx

Larissa said...

Wow I think you really liked this colour combination. :) Great cards. Such a nice gift set!

Hugs,
Larissa

Amy Heller said...

So darling! I love the gemmed tree!!! Congrats on being the Creative Card on UCreate!!!