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,


Hazel said...

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

voodoo vixen said...

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

Di said...

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

Jackie said...

A beautiful card :)

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jules said...

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

Bernie said...

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

Debs M said...

what a great snippet card x

Dolly Daydreams said...

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 !!

Sarah said...

A fabulous snippet card!

Carol said...

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