Sunday, 27 November 2011

CASE'd card

I saw a card made like this some time ago and scribbled a sketch of it onto a bit of paper. I wrote down who's card it was on another piece of paper and dabbed a bit of glue to keep them together - yesterday I found the scrap of paper with the (bad) drawing on and a torn corner where the other piece had been stuck on - so - if this was your original idea I thank you for the inspiration and hope I've done your awesome card justice.

Spent a long long time punching out the leaves for this and made my hand sore so resorted to using my foot after a while!! (A trick I learnt from Maureen.....lol)
It was painstaking sticking them all on the embossed circle individually but I got there in the end.

I'm beginning to use this diamond shaped embossing folder nearly as much as the swiss dots one - But I do like it and think it's a perfect 'all occasion' design and is suitable for a man's card too.

I used white pearlised cardstock and red polka dot paper and placed some red satin ribbon across the paper join.

I put the 'wreath' on the card with foam pads for a bit of dimension positioning it slightly over the edge of the card and then trimmed it to the card edge for an 'off centre' effect.
I stuck on a small red bow and some red gems for a bit of bling!

The sentiment was stamped using Stazon Blazing Red Ink.

This is my second entry into the 'Bit of Bling' Less Is More challenge this week and I'm feeling quite smug with myself as my Christmas card stash is growing - albeit slowly!
Guylou also has a 'wreath' challenge this week.

19 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely, the pop of red on white does look so festive and jolly!

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  2. What a beautiful card, I love the red/white combination. I always use my heel on the non lever type punches :o)
    Jackie xx

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  3. This is fabulous Viv. Love it in white. I made a card similar to this
    http://cardsfromlynnesloft.blogspot.com/2011/10/jules-crafty-snippets-39.html

    I used my foot to punch too, far too many to do with my hand lol.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. Oh, this is just beautiful. Love it - TFS!!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful
    Love the white on white

    Thanks so much
    mandi LIM

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  6. I love this one Viv!
    Simple but gorgeous!
    Thanks again.
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Fabulous card, can believe that all the punching was punishing on your hands transferring the punch to your foot sounds a great idea XOXO Zoe

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  8. Fabulous card, love the embossing
    Beryl x

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  9. Love the embossing folder you used for the bottom portion and the wreath is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck! xx

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  10. Oh wow Viv .. ..I love this very much!

    A great finished look and the touch of red is just perfect.

    Love Jules xx

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  11. so stunning and classy viv.i love the embossing and your wreath is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

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  12. Beautiful,love the red n white.Fab embossing.xx

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  13. Lovely card. Love what you have done with the snow flakes.

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  14. This is a fab embossing folder, love that wreath you made
    Anne
    x

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  15. What a beautiful wreath! The whole card is so elegant! Thank you for joining us at GI!

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  16. This is such a pretty card! The embossing and little gems are just perfect! Thanks for playing at Guylou's Inimitability!

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  17. Beautiful card, love red and white for Christmas! Karen x

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  18. What a wonderful wreath Viv and I love the off the edge design too:)
    That's some serious punching and sticking...well done :)
    Jenny x

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