Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Feeling Frosty...

Morning all, greetings from Sunny Leicester!

Firstly  a quick answer to questions yesterday, the die used for the background on yesterdays Christmas card was Spellbinders Expandable Pattern Botanical Swirls .

Todays Christmas in August card is in frosty shades of blues and white.  Again this is a very simple card with an embossed background and one, that's right just one, die cut.

The background is a Spellbinders embosability folder which I rubbed blue ink over to create the letterpress background technique.  I then added some stick on pearls in the centre of the snowflakey (is that even a word) bit.  This was matted in navy then white, then silver before foam mounting onto a sheet of PMD navy A4 card folded in half.

The topper is an old Spellbinders snowflake die (don't know which one as I bought these on eBay with no packaging) cut in white which I then inked through the die in the centre.  The sentiment is from the same set as I used yesterday which is a See Dee die set, again a bargain purchase on eBay!

Finally I draped navy and white ribbon behind the snowflake to give a different look from a bow.



  1. Stunning card John, love the layout.


  2. Good morning John, Love, love, love this card might have to do a take on it. I really like what you have done with the ribbon very effective.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  3. Hola John
    Gorgeous card. Love the "snowflakey" background. x

  4. As is often said John, less is more and I think this card is so effective. best wishes Jackie

  5. great card today ,only seeing yesterday's second card now and it is fab too.Laura o

  6. Lovely John. Loving the navy and white. Great way of using the ribbons. If snowflakey isn't a word then it should be!
    Hope you're having a great holiday and filling the suitcase up nicely.
    Love Val x

  7. John, a beautiful card today and yesterday's second blog. So simply yet stunning and just shows that you haven't got to have lots and lots on a card to make it work. Well done. Janice x

  8. Ooo i love this card John, the colours and how you have used the ribbon , I have taken note of the background die used yesterday John so i will have a look for it now many thanks

    Elaine H X

  9. What a beautiful card this morning John. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  10. Morning John,
    Great card, love the less is more treatment, and also what you have done with the ribbon. Fabulous.

  11. hi John hope you are enjoying your holiday,super card,love the ribbon.

  12. Hi John, love the elegance of today's card.
    Maggie x

  13. Hi John. Very elegant card today, and I like the way you have drapped the ribbon, rather than tying it. Take care.