Monday, 28 April 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs 'Elegant and White' Design Team April Challenge Card

 April's Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge, is 'Elegant and White'.
I immediately thought of a winter scene (depsite it being gorgeous Spring weather at the moment - oh well!)
I used Karen Burniston's latest die for Elizabeth Craft Designs - the House Pivot die, and added edges embossed with the Lots of Dots embossing folder, and shaped with an Agatha Edges die.
For the snow drifts, I hand cut the larger ones, and used the snow die from the Garden Bench die set.

 I did the embossing of the bricks, and added all the house and fence details, using decorator dies which come in the House Pivot die set, then added snowflakes from the All-Season Tree die set, on foam pads which I cut down small.
 I then dabbed glue onto the edges of everything, and sprinkled Silk Microfine Glitter in Cool Diamond over it. You can't really see how glittery and sparkly the card really is, which is a shame! Bit tricky to photograph this one!

Inside, I glued on a bow, and hand cut a tag shape, which I wrote the 'Merry Christmas' on, with white ink and a dip pen.
Lastly I added adhesive pearls to all the snowflakes and door.

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  1. Loving your wintery scene, so gorgeous

  2. Beautiful card Helen! It's so pretty with all the glittery snow.....not that I would see snow in FL. I love the touch of snow you added to the chimney.

  3. Wonderful card Helen! Love all the little details and I agree with the winter scene. Very pretty!

  4. Love all the texture and elements done in monochromatic white. Neat idea! :)

  5. love the card, what a beautiful job you did on the card, thank you so much for sharing your ideas . love love the card. nice.

  6. Oh heavens! Sheer perfection!!!!!!!

  7. What an absolutely gorgeous card! What size is the finished card? Does it fit in a ready made envelope?

    1. Thanks Kim! I don't have the card any more, but I think it was a fairly standard size of about 4''x 6'' when closed, so fit in a normal envelope. The good thing about the Pivot dies though is that you can use them on pretty much any card size you like (so long as it's not smaller than the die!)