Thursday, 1 September 2011

A Simple Card of Many Layers

Good Afternoon to you All,

I was raking around in my box of test pieces - you know the sort of thing ... you get a new embossing folder, or die, or glitter pot, or ink pad ... and you just have to have to give it a trial run on some off-cut of card, you admire the results, and then toss it in a box to be forgotten - well, I was raking in that box, looking for inspiration for this week's Christmas Card (Week 35) and found a couple of scraps that were the germ of this card.


All I did to make this card was layer up the tidied up scraps of embossed card, add the ribbon, popped the die-cut flower on top, topped that off with the Christmas tree die-cut and finally dress the tree with amber coloured flat-backed gems.  Even the base cardstock was leftover from a previous make.



The computer generated insert was printed off onto a scrap, not even a full A4 sheet, of cheap inexpensive copy paper and the wee verse was copied from a card someone sent me last Christmas :) It must have cost pennies to make altogether :)


Materials Used: Stampin' Up Sahara Sand cardstock for 5"x5" base; Off-cut of white Swiss dot embossed card & a red card (from stash) embossed with docrafts Hanoverian folder; White flower-shaped die-cut shape; Crafty Bitz Christmas tree toppers; gold printed red ribbon; amber coloured gems; insert computer generated and printed on white copy paper, using Joanna Sheen's Nostalgia CD2

I'll be submitting this card to Hazel's Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge, #35 -Layer it On

And, because I've used up yet more snippets, to Always With a Heart's Jules Crafty Snippet Challenge #34

Right, time to think about dinner.

Happy Crafting,

11 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card - love the die cut flower - and the way you decorated the inside - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 35 - hope to see you again soon. x

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  2. What a lovely card and only made from offcuts... think you should get bonus points for that!!

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  3. It's brilliant Elizabeth! Like you, I have a box of bits made when itching to try out a new die, folder or whatever :) The tree looks like shortbread from here - love the whole effect. Di xx

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  4. this is beautiful elizabeth.i love the elegant design and embossing ;D

    xx coops xx

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  5. Hi Elizabeth

    How lovely is this?

    Lots of snippets used up here and lovely ones at that!!

    Love the little Christmas tree. It almost looks like a biscuit!

    Thank you for keeping me company again this week in the battle against the snippets!!

    Love Jules xx

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  6. I agree you should get bonus points for this!! It's brilliant!
    Blessings Bernie

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  7. Stunning card both inside and out the red really makes itbpop. Love how you take the time to do the inside. I myself just about manage the front !!
    Marie

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  8. Loving all those snippets Elizabeth, a great Christmas card. Carol x

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