Sunday, 15 November 2015

Sunday Snippets - Winter Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Another Sunday and another Snippet Card to share over at Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 203. The materials strewn all over, and around, my workdesk at the moment are Christmas themed but it came to me that some of them could be put to a different use. This winter birthday card is the result.
Although the paper was included in a festive themed pack the colour and plaid pattern isn't obviously Christmassy and I'd say the same for the poinsettia topper.

How I made the card:

  • First, a white A6 card blank was covered with the patterned paper from Cosy Christmas from Quick Cards and then a ribbon strip from a sheet of Penny Black Stickeroos Winter Fantasy was added.
  • Next, the topper, from the same sheet of Stickeroos, was matted on to a snippet of smooth white cardstock and attached to the front of the card.
  • Birthday Wishes, from Sweet Roses Embossing Folder and Stamp Set, was stamped on to another snippet of white cardstock, using a Memento Love Letter ink pad, and matted on to yet another scrap of card, this time a co-ordinating shade of teal.
  • Papermania iridescent gems in shades of green and pink were sprinkled around two corners to finish the front.
  • Finally, leftover strips of the paper were used to decorate the inside and back of the card.

There we are! An easy birthday card quickly made on a dark and dismal Sunday afternoon. I think I've earned a lovely hot cup of tea now.

Edit Note: Once again, it has taken someone else, this time Sally H, to remind me that this card fits with Stamping Sensations challenge for Festive Flowers and Foliage  this month - thanks for that Sally H, so I'm submitting it as suggested:

Stamping Sensations November challenge

Take care everyone and Happy Crafting,



Sarn said...

Great idea for a winter birthday card. Top marks!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Yay! As Sarn says, this is a perfect Winter Birthday card Elizabeth - and such great use of snippets - and a PB Stickeroo sheet of course, They're real lifesavers and always look beautiful!


Di xx

Sally H said...

Wow, Elizabeth! That is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful snippet make. It would also be perfect for the theme at stamping sensations this month and there is a huge goody bag on offer ;)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Elizabeth I love your card today, the pretty poinsettia image and colours are just perfect for a winter birthday, Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Elizabeth,
what a brilliant card.
Love this fab design, and wonderful use of snippets too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv said...

Like this even tho you don't think the paper is Christmassy it's certainly a festive birthday card! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations in our Festive Flowers and Foliage Challenge.
Viv (DT)

Lynne K said...

A really delightful Winter design, Elizabeth, and so beautifully made! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations. I'm glad Sally spotted it!


Jackie said...

Beautiful card and wonderful pages/photographs since I last popped in Elizabeth :o)
Jackie xx

Sandra H said...

So beautiful and creative is your card as always you are so talented in lots of crafty ways x

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Elizabeth, really love the colour
Hugs Jacee
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Jean said...

I love the colours in this pretty winter birthday card Elizabeth. The iridescent gems are nice finishing touch too.
Jean x

Marie-Louise said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Elizabeth.

Linby said...

Nice winter birthday card, I have similar things strewn about too!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x