Wednesday 23 November 2016

Santa's On His Way!

Another Christmas card today, this time made with a couple of Britannia dies and a simple black and white colour scheme.
It proved hard to photograph because I used some self-adhesive glitter film over black card as the backdrop to my village, which is both shiny and glittery, neither of which are friends of my camera.  In reality, it looks much prettier, the black actually has a lot of different colours in the glitter that hasn't shown up in the pictures.
 I used an A5 blank and stamping card, both from Anna Marie Designs, I find this card has a nice weight for embossing and layering, as well as all kinds of 3D projects, it's not just for stamping.  The embossing was done with a Sheena Douglass embossing folder, I thought that it complimented the snowy scene well.  All the layers were raised up on shaker tape to add depth.
As mentioned above, the dies used are Britannia dies; the village die is all one die, it cuts out the top of the oval and gives a dotted line for the bottom.  I simply cut an overly for the image by cutting it a second time, and, using a craft knife, cutting along the dotted line to completely remove the image, just leaving a perfect frame.  The Santa and his reindeer die has nice embossing on it which can't be seen in the photos on the black card.
To embellish, I added some glittery lace and some silver edged ribbon with a matching double bow.

 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Creations - #329 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas To Die For
Holly Jolly Christmas - #85 - Ribbon and Lace
Crafty Cardmakers - #177 - Embossing
The Crazy Challenge - #236 - Getting Ready For Christmas
Brown Sugar - #225 - Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends - #32 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes


  1. So pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

  2. Great card! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

  3. Wow, wonderful white card.
    Thank you for playing along at Brown Sugar this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT

  4. Wonderfully created.. I love whites..
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar challenge blog
    -Riddhi Shah, DT (Brown Sugar Challenge)

  5. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what a lovely card!I really like white on white and this is gorgeous.


  6. This is really special! Love the elements you pulled together for your design, especially that bit of lace! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  7. Lovely christmas card. Very pretty design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Great Christmas card! I really love the embossed background! Thank you for playing along with our "Embossing" challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

  9. Super sweet!! Thanks for joining us for our Ribbons and Lace challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, HJ DT


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