Sunday 1 July 2012

First Christmas Card of 2012

Yes, you read right!  I've started my Christmas crafting very early this year.  Well, early for me.  Last year I was still sticking things together on Christmas Eve!  Although I did have a half finished kitchen in my living room where I craft!

Enough of my babbling and on to the card itself...

I've started with a 8" scalloped card this year.  I used Nigel May's A-May-Zing Craft Into Christmas CD-ROM to print the backing paper, ribbon border, topper and sentiment.  Nigel produced the CD in conjunction with Crafter's Companion and it really is a must have for your Christmas projects.  I printed off about 10 sheets and then remembered that I had only looked at the first CD!  Brilliant!

I covered my card blank with the blue snowflake paper and then cut around the scallops with a craft knife on a glass cutting mat.  I added my ribbon border with a tape runner and then trimmed the edges.  The topper is mounted on a piece of Cor'dinations cardstock that I cut with a square die and my Grand Calibur.  You can't really tell from the photo but I have also decoupaged my snowman with foam pads.  My sentiment is mounted onto the same green Cor'dinations cardstock.

The snowflakes came from Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Three, Create-A-Flake Four and 2012 Snowflake Pendant.  I added glitter with my Quickie Glue pen and used MCS ultra fine glitter. 

I'm not sure that this photo really shows up the glitter but I added a little to each snowflake.  To finish off I added some faux stitching around the edge of the scallops with a black fine liner pen.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Happy Christmas crafting,


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Rachel, love the jolly snowman and fabulous snowflakes


Pat K said...

Great start to your Christmas cards Rachel. Love the cute image and all the detail - especially the faux stitching. hugs, pat k.x

Vicky said...

Lovely card Rachel, the glitter on the snowflakes is a great idea. I am usually still glueing Xmas eve, never seem to get organised, no matter how hard I try!!

hugs Vicky x x x

NanaConnie said...

I adore shaped cards, Rachel, and this one is marvelous! I do so few of them myself but am always impressed when others do them. Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for our "Anything Goes" challenge. Hope to see you again next week, too.
NanaConnie DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope you will join us again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Unknown said...

This is So Sweet I love snowman.
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

downrightcrafty said...

oh this is gorgeous a lovely Christmas creation, thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

coops said...

so gorgeous rachel.i love your design and colours and fab snowman :D

xx coops xx

Allison said...

so cute
thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your image, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x