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,


  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

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

  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

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

    xx coops xx

  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

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

  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 !!

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


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