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Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #17

Over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday our optional challenge theme or twist this week is to make a step card.

Our sponsor for July is Sami Stamps, but I didn't use an image this time, only die cuts.

It's been a while since I last made a step card, and the only thought I had was to use my skates die from Tim Holtz. I used something close to chipboard, covered it with white gesso and used brown, black and silver gelatos for coloring and distressing. Diffentent dies and punches used to make the greeneries and some red berries and a paper straw were added. Papers and sentiment from Maja Design, pearls from my stash.

This card is also for these challenges:
1) Come and Get It - Christmas In July
2) Crafty Boots - Stars or Stripes
3) Papertake Weekly - Don't Be A Square
4) Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes


meg said...

Stunning card Pia you have brought these skates to life beautifully I thought they were a stamp when I first saw your card Perfect papers and embellishments.

Sue said...

This is stunning Pia. The ice skates look amazing, I love the detailing and beautiful papers too.
Sue xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Pia, your ice skates look fabulous and your embellishments are perfect - a wonderful Christmas card.

Home sweet home said...

Kjempe flott julekort og julekortet under er også veldig fint.

Ha en fin dag.


Laine said...

Fabulous use of the die cut Pia and a stunning festive creation.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Amazing card, your skates are fabulous Pia. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great look for this card with these skates, Pia!!! Love this Tim Holtz die, it's very suggestive and you color the skates so well!! Beautiful embellishments with the greeneries and fab dp papers!

KraftyKoolKat said...

So beautiful Pia.


*Vicki* said...

WOW! This is really amazing Pia!! Gorgeous design details!! A wonderful Christmas theme! ;)

Jacee said...

How wonderful Pia, the boots look great!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

N-Eva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great colour combo and that image is super! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

N-Eva said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great colour combo and that image is super! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

Donna said...

Fabulous step card, great paper combo and like those skates!

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Pia this is every inch of it..gorgeous card,


Brenda's Card Corner said...

STUNNING card Pia! Fabulous attention to detail! LOVE the paper straw!


Mrs Beez said...

Love your card. Those skates look amazing and the addition of the straw is inspired. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

aussie aNNie said...

Pia those ice skates look awesome, what a lovely card..x{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sandy said...

Sandy xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Holy WOW and skates on a blade this is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's hotter than you know what right now and this card just gave me a burst of refreshing air. I cannot wait for apparel that one wears in the cold. Your card is gorgeous :)

Barb said...

This is fabulous, loving it. Thanks for sharing with us at the Come And Get It challenge. Barb

Mervi said...

so stylish and gorgeous card, so vintage;-))m

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant stepper card and love the fabulous ice-skate die-cut and love the selection of papers -the greenery spray is a perfect embellishment
carol x

Monika Reeck said...

wooww Pia
I love this ice skate die cut too
and love that add of the candle on the top of it
is it a Christmas idea..
love all that paper with the same shade Pia
Adorable Christmas card and number 17 ooh dear...I am behind you
I just made my number 8 hehehe
also 9 cards more and I will be the same like your number
but I am not making challenge with it hehe
cant wait for our challenge Pia
hugs, Monika

Marina said...

I see you've really got going on the Christmas cards this week! This one is so dimensional it almost looks real. Fabulous.

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous pia! I love the ice skates and your fabulous fold, awesome textures too!
Tammy x

Tanvi said...

Pia this is such a unique Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#270!

Janet McLaughlin said...

Wow, Pia, I am loving all of your Christmas cards! The TT one with the skates is fabulous! You are certainly getting a jump on Christmas cards!

Pat K said...

Fabulous step card. Great paper choices and I love the die cute. hugs, Pat K x

Peanut said...

You are on a roll with these Christmas cards. Love the skates... must get those dies!
xxx Asha

scrappymo! said...

This is gorgeous, Pia. I so love these beautiful skates and your wonderful design. The step card is fab with this die and your embellishments!

Dee's Craft Room said...


This is just to let you know that you have been placed in the Crafty Boots ‘Stars and Stripes’ Challenge. Many congratulations.

We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for a future challenge, which starts on 31 August. Please contact me at if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

Don’t forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Kindest regards.