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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ice Skates for Christmas Card #2

This is my second Christmas card of the year. I went with a monochromatic look of brown and beige color tones.
This is the first time I use the lovely ice skates die from Tim Holtz. The skates look really white in the photo, but I've used both Old Paper and Walnut DI on them. For the metallic look I used metal tape.
I used snowflake dies from Marianne to make the larger snowflakes and a punch to make the smaller ones. I added frantage to each of them. The oval is die cut with a Spellbinders die.
The DP is from Maja Design. The Christmas sentiment in Norwegian is made with a stamp from Kort&Godt. I heat embossed the sentiment with brown embossing powder.
The brads and string have been in my stash for a long time, I can't remember their origin. I didn't want to stitch this time, so I used a border stamp around the edges. I also distressed them as well.

This is for these challenges:
1) Winter Wonderland - Monochrome
2) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - #159 Winter Weather
3) Totally Papercrafts - #201 - Winter Wonderland
4) jingle belles - Something Old, Something New (old and new dies)
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

43 comments:

Laine said...

Fabulous Pia, with a really vintage feel. Love those skates.
Laine
xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

These skates look great Pia! Love the soft colours and vintage look you have created, lovely! Xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This a real stunning creation Pia. I wondered how you did the blades they look great.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia. The detail on the ice skates looks wonderful and I love your design.
Sue xx

Darcy Schroeder said...

Beautiful, Pia! I LOVE those skates and how you detailed them!! Color choice - stunning!!!!
Hugs
Darcy

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card.

Susan x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love the monochrome colour scheme and your fabulous die cut skates - I love the metallic blades.
Pauline
x

Loz said...

Fabulous card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

SmilynStef said...

the muted colors are so lovely ... beautiful holiday design ... so glad you joined our old & new prompt at jingle belles.

Avril Ann said...

Oh WOW, Pia what a stunning card, love the vintage feel to this card hun xxx

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow!! Super cool card.. :)

downrightcrafty said...

love those blades and the lace work a great card
Hugs Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

oops forgot to say just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
hugs Kate xx
ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

Trace said...

Love what you have done with this die, seen on MIM
http://croftcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/creative-friday-link-party-2.html

Lau W said...

Oh this die is niiiiiice ! This card is very niiiiiiice :-)
Love it !
xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliantly designed with the TH skates, love the vintage feel.xx

Jackie said...

Wow! Love the vintage feel of your card & those skates are to die for Pia! Another excellent creation my friend & you're off to a great start with your Christmas cards!!!!!

Mynnette said...

Hi, friend! This is AMAZING!!! LOVE those skates--so perfect for a holiday card! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynnxx

Joey said...

Pia this is so beautiful, gorgeous make. Popped over from mim. Joey x

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Pia - that die is def on my shopping list. Nicola x

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous die Pia and love the mono colours.The laces and the blades are wonderful and love the snowflakes and vintage look..gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! LOving your colours and these skates are a FABulous die..Don't use it to much Pia I just might have to put it on a wish list if you do.
Chrissyxx

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous, I love the skates, the laces and blades look fabulous!!
Tammy x

Mrs.B said...

Wonderful card Pia, love how you've shaded the skates and given it such a lovely vintage look.
Avril xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab design Pia, really lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

2amscrapper said...

I saw this at Make It Monday and had to come over to see it up close. Beautiful card! Helene

Mrs A. said...

I've seen these skates on several cards now and think they look super. Love your monochromatic theme. Hugs Mrs A.

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel. the skates caught my eye on MIM because I took lessons as a child. Love this! xxD

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! those skates are awesome Pia!! they look so real. I love the laces and the pretty frantaged snowflakes… everything has come together beautifully on this card.. it's stunning!! :-))
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Way to get ahead!! You are so clever !!
Love the skates!!
The frantage is gorgeous ! Xo

Asha said...

LOVE the skates. I really must get them. The neutral muted colours give this card a vintage vibe. Very elegant!
xxx

lauren bergold said...

what an incredibly beautiful and detailed card. i LOVE all of the little details you've added, from the silvery skate blades to the glittery snowflakes and all of the perfect distressing! AMAZING!!! thanks for joining our "old & new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Donna said...

Great card, it looks like you stitched! Great colors and elements, it all blends so well. Weekly visit from MIM. Donna

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I need to make a card for a soon to be 18year old who loves skating . Your ice skates are wonderful, great card. janex

Carole said...

Thank you for playing along with us this week at TPC with your gorgeous creation.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

KOScraps4u said...

This is so beautiful, I love the skates. I saw this on MIM and glad I stopped by!

scrappymo! said...

Love the shabby chic, vintage feel of this card. Great idea to use the metal tape!

Kerry Hocking said...

This is a stunning creation, thank you for sharing over at MIM, Kerry DT xoxo

Danielle Vincent said...

Another gorgeous vintage card Pia. LOVE your style. Those skates are the bomb!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

wow this is fabulous,
gorgeous skates;-))m

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, I sure have missed a lot. Love this awesome card. These ice skates are fantastic for as Christmas card and never to early to start for next year. Love this card.
Hugs, Pat