Friday 3 August 2012

Freshly Made Sketch 46

I made three cards using this weeks sketch at the Freshly Made Sketch Blog; two identical Christmas cards and one flowery card. I will share the flowery one another day, today's share are the Christmas ones.

I flipped the sketch and used a Nestability die for the label shape, and a Papertrey Ink die & stamp set. The trees are by All Night Media. I stamped them with green dye ink onto the envelope front, then stamped them again without reinking onto the Nestability label. That gave me a lighter impression to mount the sleigh die cut over.

The ground under the trees was lightly sponged with blue ink and the die cut was spritzed with Glimmer Mist for a bit of shine.

 The snowflake paper is from Hallmark and a sheet I've had for years and years. I still can't believe I cut into it for a couple of strips. Go me!  Stampin' Up's 'Not Quite Navy' card stock was a perfect match.

Rather than use a scalloped border, I used a glittery card stock strip - then punched a snowflake out of the same piece to tuck under the label.

A square punch helped notch the corners of the white and snowflake banner pieces - and it hangs over the edge just enough to be a feature yet still fit into the envelope. The card itself is 5 x 6.5", not an A2 card.

My 'large card' Christmas stash is slowly growing!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. thats a wonderful card1
    hello from Elma

  2. Wow! This is beautiful Karen! I love the color palette and the little touches you added! Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Such a beautiful card. The colors are so pretty and the images make me think of old fashioned winter scenes. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. What a pretty Christmas card. Love it.

  5. So lovely and serene - I love this winter scene you've created. Great idea to use the Glimmer Mist! Thanks for playing along with this week' sketch!

  6. Isn't it fun when you finally cut into a beautiful piece of paper??!! This card is lovely...every detail! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  7. Wow! I LOVE the sleigh die cut! So much depth and dimension can be found on this card! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Oh this is beautiful! Love those PTI dies and how you've added the spritz to it! Looks amazing!


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