Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Wedding Card ~ ScrapFIT Reveal ~ Workout #55 Tis' the Season

ScrapFIT Workout #55 is to create a Christmas card or tag. As you can tell from my blog postings, I usually create scrapbook pages and haven't done much in the way of making cards, so this was quite a challenge for me. Of course I don't mind being stretched!!

Our son is getting married in December to his beautiful fiance, Rachel, so rather than make a traditional Christmas card or tag, I created this Christmas wedding card. Here are the results of my efforts with front and open views:

Our sponsor for this Challenge is Burlap and Buttercups. They 
have donated this wonderful kit for our winner:


I hope you have been inspired to join ScrapFIT Challenge #55 to create a Christmas Card or tag ~ 

We know Christmas will be here before we know it so let's start spreading ideas for Christmas Cards and Tags! Show us what you're putting in the mail or attaching to a gift this year!

I can't wait to see what you create!!

I've only created single fold cards before and found Bonnie Szwalkiewicz's tutorial on how to create tri-fold cards to be very helpful. She has a picture tutorial with dimensions in addition to her easy to follow video.

Techniques:

Poinsettia
I used the McGill Lily punch, Punch Bunch ~ 3D Punch Craft Tool Kit, and In Stitch'z foam mat to punch and shape the leaves for the poinsettia. I also crocheted the cream doily behind my flower and tucked in a bit of black netting as well. The center was created with some shimmery gold glass beads from my stash.


Glitter Snowflakes:
I used the Martha Stewart Double Sided Snowflake Stickers and ultra fine glitter to create these sparkly snowflakes. I'll really like the way they turned out, but will warn you that getting the sticker from the paper backing to the card was quite some challenge. I used my piercing tool to poke down each little piece of the sticker, then placed a scrap of the non-stick backing over top, and rubbed it with a bone folder to make sure it was completely adhered before sprinkling the glitter on. A good tap and a light rub with my finger removed the excess glitter. 

Brad Attachment:
The love piece is a brad. I didn't want to pierce my paper in this tri-fold card or have the extra bulk of the brad prongs, so I used my wire cutters to remove the prongs. I put several layers of red backed tape until it was even with the depth of the brad. I tried to use foam tape, but it was too thick.

Fussy Cutting:
An inexpensive way to get a nice embellishment is to fussy cut from scraps. The rejoice image was cut from a scrap left over from a previous project.

Paper:
Bo Bunny ~ Decaf Dot, Noel Stripe, Noel Cheer
Bazzil Cardstock 
Green Cardstock ~ Scrap from my stash

Embellishments:
Brown Lace ~ stash
Music Ribbon ~ stash
Black Tulle ~ stash
Flower ~ Crocheted from scraps
Rhinestone strip ~ Stash
Love brad
Prima ~ Pearl Swirl

Technique Products:
Zig Textile Marker #40 Green
Zig Textire Marker #93 Green Grey                         
Gold Beads ~ Stash
DMC Embroidery Floss
Crystal Gliter Ritz ~ Cool Highlights
Martha Steward ~ Double Sided Snowflake Stickers
Ranger ~ Matte Accents

Tools:
McGill ~ Lily Punch
Punch Bunch ~ Tool Kit
In Stitch'z Piercing tool
In Stitch's Foam Mat
Idea-ology Ruler
This card is entered in:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Challenge #53 ~ Stitches real or faux - Hand stitching on borders of card front. (Nov 14)**
Crafty Sentiments: More than one fold ~ Trifold card (Nov 7)**
Catered Crop: FTR24 Recipe ~ I used burgundy/green colors, Christmas theme, glitter and lace (Nov 10)**
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes **
The Hybrid Chick: Card Caravan Challenge #5 THCCC5 ~ Homemade flowers - Poinsettia (Nov 11)**
Ribbon Girls: Jingle all the way to Christmas ~ Use ribbon on a Christmas themed project - Used music ribbon on Christmas wedding card**

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I treasure your comments!

~ Blessings ~

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Tracey.....love the shape and all those pretty detail:)

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  2. Wow!!! What a great idea for their wedding card! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeee that flower and the design is AMAZING!! GORGEOUS card! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  3. This is gorgeous!!!!! really beyond words! I also wanted to let you know I finally stopped hoarding your crochet flowers! I needed a little bit of extra texture on this layout: http://kmassman-scrapbooks-cards.blogspot.com/2011/11/coronado-san-diego-trip.html

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  4. Your work is unbelievable! I love the texture and the detail. Such a beautiful card---I know your son and future daughter-in-law will love it!

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  5. That is a lovely holiday card, you are so creative!!!

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  6. Your card is just gorgeous, the colors, the layers, the style, what a work of love for them to have as a keepsake. Blessings and hugs, Lori m

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  7. FANTASTIC CARD! You really did a pretty job here!

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  8. Wow Tracey, this is beautiful. The papers and trims look so rich. I love cards that move like this. This one is extra special!

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  9. Grace this is really stunning!!!!! Love the colors and the design!!!!! Wow Fabulous work!!!!

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  10. Ah this is a super creation, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxoxo

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  11. Hi Tracey, Just stopping in to say hello, I had to stop back and look at your beautiful card again.

    Gosh I just love this and all the work you put into it, the style is so pretty.

    Blessings and hugs, Lori

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  12. Love all the details in your card, just gorgeous!

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  13. Awesome job!......Thanks for joining us at CGI Challenges this week!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  14. Great card, love the colours, thanks for playing at anything goes this week, trace x

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  15. A real stunner! Love that this is a wedding card but in Christmas colours it makes so much more special. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

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  16. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with the Jingle All The Way To Christmas challenge at the Ribbon Girl blog. Andrea xx

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  17. Oooh, I love all the pretty details!


    I love seeing how you were inspired by my projects!

    ~Cheryl~ (Guest Chef for the Catered Crop)
    ** Check out my blog candy **

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  18. Just beautiful! And very professional. (perfect)

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  19. OMGosh, what a totally perfect card I love the flowers and that lace is just heavenly.

    Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
    Hugs
    Tamara
    Anything goes DT

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  20. Oh my goodness gracious gravy - what a stunning, stunning project. Just gorgeous. I hope whoever receives this appreciates what a pretty piece of art it is. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

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  21. Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

    Thanks for share,
    * Rio Prasetyo *

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  22. Wow that is such a gorgeously elaborate card! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!!

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  23. Wow this is awesome, love your creations.. the colours and fold of your card are stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

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  24. Exquisitely gorgeous card! It's the kind of timelessly stunning creation that I simply does not forget. Inspiring, endlessly lovely work.

    Thank you deeply for your very kind blog comment on the post about my 1st blogiverdsary, dear gal, I sincerely appreciate it.


    Oodles of hugs & joyful Monday wishes,
    Jessica

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  25. My goodness this is gorgeous! So many levels of dimension & beauty.
    Fab my friend...just fab !

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  26. this is gorgeous! what a great card!!

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  27. Oh my, what an absolutely gorgeous card!! Trifold cards are my fave!

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  28. Hello Tracey! Thank you so much for your compliment! And did I now enjoy your work! Especially this card...it's so stunning and I will certainly have a look at the tutorial...I am not a big blogger,but that is one of my resolutions to change this year....I want to try and make more regular posts.Have a great day!

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