19 July 2008

Snowy and Hedgy



My card today is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge. The challenge is to make a Christmas Card which has to have snow. I had to dig out my one and only Penny Black Christmas stamp and I stamped Snowy and Hedgy in versafine black ink and coloured with prismacolor pencils and sansodor. To make the iris folded frame I folded three twelve inch by one inch strips of christmas design paper, folded in half and then placed cut pieces of the strips around the under side of the frame cut out with nestabilities. The folded pieces were built up in layers until I'd gone all the way around with the three different papers. I covered the frame with versamark, embossed with crystal ep and cut to fit the back of the frame. The card blank has been embossed in the cuttlebug with a bubbles eb folder. I stamped Happy Christmas in grey Ancient Page ink and added, ribbon and stickles to finish. TFL

Back soon,

Chris

22 comments:

sandradrydesigns said...

Wow Chris, another stunner! I've never seen an Iris folded frame before. It looks great. I haven't made any Christmas cards yet. I think I'd better get a move on. (will proabably still be saying that in December ;) )
Hugs
Sandra x

Dawn said...

Beautiful - superb colours - love the embossing

Kim Piggott said...

This is a fab card Chris.
I love the folded frame never seen that before, really effective.
Just love that stamp it is so cute.

kim x

mueppi said...

Wow.... Chris,
was für eine tolle Karte und soooo ein niedliches Motiv!!!!!!

cats whiskers said...

Wow Chris this is beautiful and so much work, thanks for the hine on Irus folding never really tried it but will have a go
Hugs Jacqui xx
Thanks for playing this week

traciejane said...

fabulous card Chris, very cute. Love your iris folding - gorgeous work.

Beth said...

This is so pretty! I love the stamp and your colouring is gorgeous! The iris folding is a fab idea too! Thanks for joining in!

Jovita said...

WOW this is fabulous, I LOVE the iris folding frame and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for taking time to play in this weeks PBSC ~ Jovi

Jill said...

gorgeous card, love the way you have coloured in your image it's great Jill x

Sue said...

lovely card and fab colours:)

sue
xx

kath said...

wow gorgeous card for the challenge - loe the colours and the iris frame is gorgeous - great colour work too....thanks so much for joining us at PBSC this week
Kath
xxxx

ella bella said...

wow the is gorgeous love the iris folding fab idea.
thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Tracy x

Moni said...

so beautiful

isascrapandstamp said...

I've never been an irish folding fan, but it is sooo perfect for this card !! love it
isa xxx

Annchen said...

Wow .. such a perfect and lovely card!

Han said...

Absolutely gorgeous card I used exactly the same image for this challnege xx

Debbie said...

Great card Chris. The Iris folded frame is a brilliant idea...really effective.

Debbie x

Taniaj said...

beautiful card Chris, is ace Tx

Bev said...

Fabulous card Chris, love the folded frame

mueppi said...

Chris, there is something for you on my blog!
Hugs Gisela

Cathy said...

An absoltely beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is gorgeous.

chloe said...

thankyou for your lovely comments =)
fabby card...love it!

all your work is fantastic...especially love your colouring...

chloe
x