Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Pile of Gifts

Hi and welcome to Merry Monday - the challenge that helps you get a head start on your Christmas cards!  Thanks so much to everyone who joined in my challenge last week - the gallery was fabulous!

This week, we have a tic-tac-toe challenge from Kathy.


For my card, I chose the sparkle/die cut/red line and came up with this card:



You're probably wondering where the sparkle is? It's there, in the form of Wink of Stella on all the gifts, but the camera just doesn't pick up that subtle shimmer.

I used a new to me die from Simon Says Stamp's latest release, called Pile of Gifts.  I die cut it out of Audrey Blue, Poppy Parade and white cardstock that had been coated with Green Apple ink (cos I don't have any Green Apple cardstock).

I then used the inlaid die-cut technique and placed all the little pieces back into the negative die cut. 



The sentiment was inked with Versamark and Poppy Parade ink then clear embossed.  Isn't it clever how it just fits around the top bow on the parcel?  I'm sure it was designed that way.  

Some enamel dots and the Wink of Stella mentioned above finish off the card.

Thanks for visiting.  Have you checked out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration?  They're sure to delight, as always!

Products used:

Stamps:  Peace on Earth (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark, Poppy Parade (SU)
Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Audrey Blue
Accessories:  Pile of Gifts die (SSS), clear Wink of Stella, Clear EP, enamel dots

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

KimCreate said...

Wow, you did a nice job with the pile of gifts! Love the sentiment placement too!

Wendy said...

This card is ADORABLE, Karren! Love the little packages in those beautiful colors and your terrific card design! Cute, cute, cute! Hope you have a great week! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Love it Karren, the simple layout is fabulous and the gifts are so cute.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this!! Great job on the inlaid die cutting technique, one of my favorites. I have resisted getting this die but am rethinking now that I see your card. ;) Have a great week.

Bonnie said...

What a bright and festive card, Karren! I hadn't seen this die before. It's amazing and perfect for the inlaid technique! Have a wonderful week!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

How fun is this! Love the bright, happy colors and simple design - it's wonderful, Karren! Hope you have a super special week!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Oh I just love the colours you went with - so FUN!!!

Deanne :)

Katie Melhus said...

That pile of presents is so bright and cute and your design is so striking! :)

Jen said...

That sounds like a lot of work putting all those little pieces back in the die cut, but it's so worth it because this card is gorgeous! I love these colors too!

Joanne James said...

Love the colours of this card, so merry and bright! The inlaid die looks great - must've taken ages, but so worth it!

Stampingcountry said...

Love the playfulness of your Christmas Card! What fun colors.

Stampin Dj said...

Such a clean, cute card!