Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Once Upon A Christmas....

Good morning! Today marks the start of another challenge on the Papertake Weekly challenge and this was a fun one for me. The theme this week is to make a card that doubles as more than a card and I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to have a go at making a book card.
You can find the tutorial that I used here.

The image is Silent Night Tilda which is a favorite of mine but an image that I have not yet used this year and she has been coloured up to match this beautiful background paper from the Basic Grey Nordic collection.

The blue mat was again created using the emboss resist technique and the same swirl stamp that was used on my card yesterday. To embellish, I have layered on a lace doily, a piece of silver twig from a Christmas pick and some sparkly snowflakes for a winter wonderland effect.

Inside is the perfect spot to tuck a little gift and I think that I have the perfect gift in mind. It has been finished off with two sentiments and another snowflake leaving plenty of room to add a handwritten message for the recipient.

I hope that you will join us for the challenge. Be sure to stop by the Papertake Weekly blog and see all of the wonderful DT creations.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Gram's Treasures said...

Very pretty! I wonder who the recipient is....

Sandra H said...

Hi, Wow your card is so pretty love your image and nicely coloured too! great background:) Sandra H

Dorte said...

Wonderful bookcard, lovely colours, Carissa.
hugs Dorte

Hazel said...

Awww this is lovely - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jo Nevill said...

I love your book card, gorgeous details.

Lovely to have you as a Guest over at Papertake Weekly.


Jo x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous creation Carissa :-) tilda is lovely and all the details are fabulous :-)

Lols x x x

Hazel said...


This is such a wonderful creation - I love this book card. The image and colouring is great and I am loving your colour combination too.

Thank you for joining us for our Christmas Traditions Challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck.

I do hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us next week.

Take care

Hazel x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous x x x

Meg Farris said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors too! Thanks for joining the MSL Challenge!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous box card sweetie! Love the shape and the colors!
PS. I have a blog candy running these days; would love you to enter!:)
Hugs, Iulia

Crealin said...

Hi Carissa,

what a gorgeous book card you've made. Tilda is beautifully colored!

Thanx for joining in the fun at simply magnolia :-)



jojoscraps said...

What a lovely piece. Everything is so perfectly co ordinated and I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Jo xx