Saturday, 13 November 2010

I is for Ivy and Ice Crystals too

It's been a better day here in the SW of Scotland - that awful wind has died down at last. I'm nursing a cold at the moment but, so far, it's not too bad and I've been able to complete the I card in the Alphabet series.

Lots of stamping, wet and dry embossing and distressing on this card. The stamp used in centre square is from a free set from Let's Get Crafting magazine and the ivy frame is a Petaluma stamp bought in America years ago. I used Ink It Up in Kelly Green for the stamping, embossed with Stamp-N Stuff Crystal Transparent embossing powder and loved the effect.

Unfortunately, it doesn't show up well in the photographs. The edges are distressed with Tim Holtz's Shabby Shutters which was a bit too bright so it's toned down with Weathered Wood.  The back panel is embossed with the Ice Crystals Cuttlebug folder and matted on dark green card.

The very pretty Bearly Mine Design digital paper into My Craft Studio Professional, the colour tinkered with to get a match with the stamping before printing of to size.  Then I used the digital punch to cut a border of leaves from the same paper which was then fashioned into a frame and used for the insert and the back covering.

The embellishments are silver Offray ribbon, snowflakes from GSC imports and Hero Arts green gems.

Before I begin the next card in the series (letter J) and just for a change I am making a couple of non-Christmassy cards that have to be done - life doesn't stop to let you concentrate entirely on Christmas, does it?

Bye for now


lisa said...

This is a gorgeous card, Elizabeth. It looks as though you are looking into it. I love it. Just foliage makes a fabulous Christmas card and the inside details is lovely too.
The weather's much calmer here too today although quite cold.
Keep warm and I hope your cold is feeling better tomorrow.
Hugs Lisax

Carrie said...

Been a calmer day over here too ladies. Your card sums up everything I love about Christmas, icy snowflakes and warm wishes. Looking forward to seeing what you do for J.
Love Carrie

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my Elizabeth, your cards are fabulous - this one is stunning and you put me to shame... you even do the insides!! and now I am going to find out what my fairy name is....

Christa said...

This is such a pretty winter card !! I am getting cold looking at it.........Really beautifull ! Love from Holland , Christa/

Alizabethy said...

such a beautiful card!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love that ivy stamp :o)
Jackie xx