Tuesday 11 November 2014

Karen Burniston's November All-White Challange Pop It Ups Christmas Card

 Today I have another card for Karen Burniston's November Designer Challenge - to use only one colour on a card (either red, blue or white). She has so many beautiful dies which can be used for Christmas themed cards, I had to have a go at doing an all-white snow scene Christmas card.

I used the Evergreen Pivot Card die to create the central pop out part of the card, and all of the tree layers. After die cutting the pivot, I ran the card three times through my Big Shot in Karen's new Clouds embossing folder ( - this is a gorgeous new embossing folder, if you haven't seen it yet!)
I then used the pivot die again on some separate card, and snipped out just the central tree part, and stuck it over the embossed trees on my card, because I wanted them flat.

Next I added some layers to the card using the little trees die and wavy die from the Outdoor Edges die set. The lower layers I stuck on with foam pads.
I then stuck on various trees, some of which I embossed with the patterns in the actual tree die cutters, and some with the Lots of Dots embossing folder from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I made one of the trees into a Christmas tree, with the ornaments die from the Evergreen Pivot Card set, and the string of lights from the Holiday House set.
The little wooden sign I cut out by hand, and wrote the sentiment on.

On the other side of the card I added the Holiday House, along with a hand cut path, and glued on some oval gems to each light. Then I stuck on some layered snowflakes with foam pads, adding adhesive gems. For the tiny sections of the card which I stuck on with foam pads, I just cut the little square foam pads in half.

The clouds embossing folder also worked fine on the card front, so I just added a few snowflakes and some trim. The pearls and diamonds are on a natural coloured fabric, so I covered that with embossed card stock.
Donna Wright (who is also on Karen's Designer Challenge Team) and I were out shopping a couple of weeks ago in a haberdashery department, and we saw this trim. She wasn't very keen on it, but I was determined to use it on a snowy card like this one... it should make Donna laugh to see it!

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  1. Okay I concede, it looks pretty��

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! You are Rocking the challenge this month Helen....LOVE!

  3. Oh my gosh this card is so pretty! So much to look at in the scene you've created, and it all works!