Monday, November 3, 2014

Christmas Card - "Use Metal"


Life is settling a bit. My mum is home and getting stronger each day following her heart surgery last month. She lives quite close so I'm able to pop by when she needs help. Thanks so much to those of you who have been asking about things.



This week at My Craft Spot, we are challenging you to use metal (real or faux) on your creations. I decided to use some of my red and silver metallic cardstock to create a Christmas card. I cut a metallic red mat and also cut some Christmas designer paper for my background. I then used the Small Alphabet metal dies to cut out my sentiment, using the same metallic red cardstock as I used for the mat. The colours likely look different due to my incredibly limited photography skills!!



Using a variety of metal dies - Tiny Doilies 2Small Alphabet and Snowflake Border, I cut some snowflakes out of metallic silver cardstock. For an extra splash of colour, I added a red gem to the centre of each. The large, layered snowflake is popped for added dimension.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the design team creations - and don't forget to use metal on your own project this week in order to link up to be eligible for this week's gift certificate to the My Craft Spot Shop!!

Have a wonderful day!

8 comments:

Karen said...

My dear friend, I am so happy to hear your mother is getting stronger each day. She remains in my prayers and I am so thankful you live nearby to help her. She is blessed to have such a loving daughter. :o)

As for your card, it is beautiful! I love the metallic paper.. it adds such a festive and elegant shine! The red rhinestones are beautiful and the small alphabet sentiment looks fabulous. Such beautiful patterned paper. Lovely work, Kate! I hope you have a blessed day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

jessica said...

What a beautiful card Kate!!!!!!
AWESOME job!
So glad to hear your mom is doing well!!
I will keep her in my prayers :)

Scraphappenswithrhonda said...

beautiful card and I hope your mother gets stronger everyday. hugs friend.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kate!! I love the metal!! It looks amazing!! I am so glad your Mom is feeling better each day!! And that she has you close by!! I will keep her in my prayers!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Scrapper69 said...

I'm so happy to hear your mom is doing much better... :) I'm glad you live close enough to help her.... My mom lives with me.... So it's easy to keep an eye on her! :o) LOVE your card Kate! So Pretty!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so gorgeous you really did one outstanding creative job I absolutely love it girl you sure one super talented gal and what you created it a true work of art and definitely frame worthy.

Glad to hear your mum is going better and I'm sure it brings her so much please to see your creative works and to even watch you do it. YOU ROCK!!

Bobby said...

I'm so glad your mom is getting stronger every day. It's a blessing that you are close enough to check in on her, Kate. I love how you've used the metallic touches on your card.

Sherrie K. said...

So glad your Mom is doing better! It is nice that you are close and can help her. I am sure she appreciates that so much!

Your card is beautiful! The metallic papers are so pretty and love the pretty snowflake and doily! I need to pull out the little alphabet set again. Love how you used that:) Gorgeous design Kate!
Sherrie K