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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #3

I love making Christmas cards all year round. I don't like to put them off to last minute as there are so many other enjoyable things to do in December.

I picked inspiration from the layout of the CASE card over at CASEing Christmas. I had several ideas for this card, but I went with my original idea of using my ice skates die from Tim Holtz.

The flower of the CASE card has a metallic look, that what made me think of the skates.
Even though I love purple I went with warm grey colored DPs. The one I used for the banner has Christmas greetings in Norwegian printed on it, so I felt it wasn't necessary to add a sentiment.

I also used a MB die cut snowflake I had in my box of already cut elements, and I used a punch to make the smaller ones. I added purple gems to their centres. For the iceskates I used silver mirri card and white paper.  I inked the heals using walnut DI. I used sewing thread for the laces and added two bows made with seambiding ribbon.

This card is for these challenges:
1) CASE-ing Christmas - CASE #2
2) Die Cut Divas - ANYTHING GOES
3) Cut it Up -  #62 Cut It Up
4) Live & Love Crafts Challenge - #31 Winter Sports
5) ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for Anything Christmas


Sue said...

This is stunning Pia, I really love the ice skates.gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Pia, your skates are gorgeous and the warm grey papers are perfect - a stunning card.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the lace paper and fabulous ice skate die-cut,
Carol x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Pia. Great dp, wonderful lacing on the skates - looks difficult.
Avril xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh wow Pia, this card is just amazing!! I'm in love with it!! You give it a fabulous design, so harmonious! It's very feminine and romantic with the lace background and these skates with the sewing laces and the gorgous bows! The warm grey looks so pretty with the white snowflakes and it really seems light purple! So much beautiful CASE and one can see it's made from the heart!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Fantastic job, I want to thank you for all you wonderful comments you left on my blog. Not sure on the size of the skates but I have the large skates and still want to use them this year. I love what you did with them, they worked wonderful following the sketch. Love your bow and the background paper. Beautiful job.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Loz said...

Fantastic card Pia.. i wish I was as organised as you are..loz

Donna Nuce said...

Love the ice skates on the card! Also that beautiful lace background. Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Judy V said...

Oh my! I love these skates! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Mynn xx said...

I am COMPLETELY in love with this gorgeous card, Pia! The skates were the perfect choice and I adore the soft colors, too! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! I hope you join us again SOON! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Chrissy said...

This is stunning the greys and the white boots with the seam binding bows and love the laces..such a clever and gorgeous card.


Mervi said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the skates, the look of white with metallic shades;-))m

Zw@@n said...

Stunning card, Pia. I love those skates. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Lorraine Clinch said...

Such a lovely card Pia, the ice skates are fab! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.
Lorry :o) xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Pia this is so gorgeous. Awesome skates and layout.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful lace background and love the 'real looking' skates...fabulous design.x
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Lau W said...

Oh stunning ! Looooove this card, veryyyy muuuuuch !

Jacee said...

What a fabulous card Pia, love those skates, brings back memories of when I used to go ice skating, wouldn't attempt it now though!
hugs Jacee
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chrissy xx said...

Oh! I'm LOving this die Pia!
FABulous colours and design...LOve it

Asha said...

Stunning and oh so lovely! The seam binding bows add tons of umph to this card. Muted colour of the DP is the perfect backdrop for the skates.

Lisa M said...

SOOOOO beautiful! You amaze me. I'm immensely impressed with your on time organizational skills...
This card is drop jaw gorgeous!
So glad you got the ornaments okay.
Been on a long break from the computer, but just wanted to come by and say hello and see what I've missed.
Big hugs,
Lisa x

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

sandie said...

I like the colouring you have chosen and the touch of colour on the heel is so clever. Love the bows and the lace, so much detail x

Wendy McCarthy said...

This is so beautiful Pia! The skates are very pretty and I love the soft colours. Xxx

Monika Reeck said...

woooww the lace is it so many lace did you do?soo nice touch and you are on a roll this time with christmas card...lovely take on the sketch and I have no chance to play this time again...last time I made wrong card not a holiday card at CASE ing christmas challenge hehehe...your card is adorable it can be a winner on some challenge my this Pia

Kim Heggins said...

OHHHHHHH MYYYYYYYY...what a card! I am in love with your skates, just so beautiful, really beautiful.

Arlene said...

Beautifully done. So delicate a card.

So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

Pat Couder said...

Great case of my card! I adore the boots! Thanks you for joining in with CASE-ing for Christmas! Pat (DT) x

Anita said...

This is stunning Pia. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Case-ing Christmas. Hugs.

Rocky said...

I love those skates, what a great idea to use them for the metallic look. Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Helen said...

Awesome Christmas card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge! We hope you'll join us throughout the year!
Helen x

Sandra Mathis said...

Awesome winter card; the skates look great with the big bows. A bit late, sorry, but thanks for joining LLC for our winter sports challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts