Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Joy


Crafter's Companion are having a DT call on Facebook and I have put myself in the mix. I have no idea if I am good enough or if my style is what they are after but if I don't enter I'll never know will I?

As an example of my work I have submitted this card which I made using a Crafter's Companion Cut and Emboss folder. I had seem someone use it on a Facebook group and absolutely loved it. It is so simple and classic. I adore snowflakes and the fact it is right front and centre in this image makes for a simple but effective card.

I cut it out using some heavyweight white card which took the embossing really well. My bigshot cut the lettering very crisply and I have of course kept the letters to make another card in future. I have loads of big snowflakes that will be perfect to go with them.

I used metallic wax that you rub ion with your finger to highlight the embossed snowflakes. I find it is better to be very sparing and use a light touch, building up the colour as you go along. You can add more but if you use too much you can easily ruin the project (don't ask me how I know....)

I had added some 'string' using gold peel off strips that came from Lakeland Limited a million years ago. The main image corners were rounded with a punch and I cut some matte metallic gold paper to go underneath so the letters are highlighted and this is also the border. Again the corners have been trimmed.

This whole section has then been added to a card blank made using an A4 sheet of textured card.

Now we get to the best bit..... twinkle. I added loads of self adhesive gems to the centres of the small snowflakes and different sizes to the large one. The finishing touch is the fabric bows that are in a gold lame type fabric.

I have linked all my social media to the DT entry. I do hope they will have a look at my old blog (linked in the tab at the top) as this has so many years of my cardmaking that went dormant hence having to start this new blog.


Card Details -

Size - A5
Embossing Folder / Die - Joy Gemini Cut & Emboss Folder from Crafter's Companion
Punch - Woodware corner punch
Colouring Medium - Gold Rub on wax
Embellishments - Gems, fabric bows

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)

28 comments:

  1. Hi this is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog for tribute to Eileen challenge the theme is Anything Christmas Goes and the sponsor is Sheepski Designs. Hugs Jackie (DT)

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  2. Love this elegant holiday card! Love the gold accents! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  3. Lovely card. I love gold for Christmas cards. The gold rub makes the snowflakes "glow". Thanks for playing with us last week at Krafty Chicks Challenge!

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  4. This is so elegant! I love the gold details and the cute snowflake banner.
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at CRAFTY CATZ. Best of luck! Nick

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  5. Beautiful card and perfect for our challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Good luck with your entry.

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  6. Gorgeous Christmas card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

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  7. Gorgeous elegant card!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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  8. Amazing card, I love this design.
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards
    Danka
    TTCRD
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

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  9. I think it's definitely good enough, good luck. Thank you for sharing a great sentiment card with us at CASS.

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  10. Beautiful Christmas card..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  12. Oh this is so pretty! Stunning design and such an elegant finished project. I love the subtle 'glow' around the snowflakes. You'd definitely be an asset to their team! Good luck! Thanks for sharing this with us at Morgan's Artworld

    Linda

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  13. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  14. Such pretty holiday card!! Thanks for playing along our March challenge at Die Cut Divas.

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  15. Love the metallic on this gorgeous holiday card. So awesome! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTSCB

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  16. A very lovely Christmas creation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

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  17. Beautiful, classic and classy. I love the gold, not too much, not too little, just like the fairy tale - JUST RIGHT! So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge for March.

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  18. This card really is such a beauty. So glad you could join us at for our "Anything Goes" challenge for March. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again. Arlene - DT

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  19. So beautiful! Love the gold. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from DT-Irmelin

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  20. Really lovely! Thank you for joining our challenge over at creatalicious this time. We now have a new fun challenge up for you to play along with.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  21. Lovely make and the Gold is fab! Great job and thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna - DT Member

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  22. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

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  23. This is a beautiful card. I hope you make it to DT. You have amazing talent. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Kyla DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/



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  24. What a gorgeous, elegant festive card. Good luck with the DT!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Stay safe,
    Carol x

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  25. A beautiful, elegant Christmas card! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” March Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

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  26. Beautiful Holiday card!! Thanks for joining us over at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends!

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  27. This is such a sweet Christmas card! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

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  28. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional monochrome” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Kreativtanten)

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