Friday 18 November 2016

JAI 337 Just add two - copper Christmas sleigh

Yay, I finally got some play time this week, just in time for the new themed challenge at Just Add Ink to Just Choose Two...

I chose designer paper & die cuts as my two elements to make this Christmas card with lots of coppery shine. The sentiment & sleigh somehow kept reminding me of the classic Jingle Bells song so I tried to make a card using them together.

I've copper embossed the sentiment, used copper foil sheets for the sleigh overlay, little punched stars & framing, plus gorgeous navy & copper embossed paper (from the Paisleys & Petals specialty designer paper pack).

I love the intricacy of the sleigh dies. It's cut in 2 pieces - the base, which I've cut in kraft card & painted with clear wink of Stella to add some sparkle, then adhered the copper piece on top.
Tip - for me the Precision Base Plate is an essential to cut thes intricate sleigh dies.
I cut the largest circle in our brand new Stitched Shapes framelit die set to use with the sentiment from the beautifully scripty must-have Tin of Tags stamp set (& 25% off during November). It adds such a lovely detailed, finished look to the circle that means it doesn't need extra layers. A sprinkling of punched stars (confetti stars punch) adds a little extra pop of copper.

Both the sentiment & sleigh layers are popped up on dimensionals. A strip of vellum grounded the panels & helped provide some balance between the copper layers.

I carried over the theme to the inside very simply using the sleigh & star stamps from Santa's Sleigh stamp & more Tin of Tags.

So that's my take on our Just Choose Two challenge. Head over to the Just Add Ink blog to see how the team all used the challenge & try it yourself. Have fun!

Here's a final collage image for you to pin for later inspiration.

Back soon with more ideas for you to try. Hope your Christmas planning is going well.

Inky wishes, Di

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Tin of Tags Stamp Set
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Kelly Kent said...

Love this Di - so much copper goodness!!! The colour scheme is just perfect!!! Kelly x

KimB said...

Di you knocked this one out of the park!! The scene is so evocative of Santa's sleigh travelling across the night sky in front of the moon. I love the rich colours and all the wonderful blingy copper tones. xxx

Chloe said...

Such a fantastic colour combo Di. I would never have thought to put copper and blue together but they look amazing. I just love this set, but you've given me a whole new inspiration for it. This card really makes you go WOW xx

Tina said...

Dashing through the snow.... now I have this in my head! Your card is fantastic - the navy and copper are a great colour combo, and the sentiment is perfect with the sleigh.

Jan said...

Absolutely stunning Di! I adore your colour combo and all the coppery shine. Such a gorgeous sleigh and night sky theme. I've been humming and ha-ing over this set but think I really do "need" it now :-) xx

Nikki Spencer said...

Just gorgeous Di! The combination of navy & copper is stunning and your design showcases those products beautifully. xx

Karren said...

This is so very elegant and striking, Di! Just gorgeous!

Patrice said...

The copper and navy combination is lovely, Di. I think your gorgeous card has convinced me I need this set now - love that sleigh! x