Friday, November 14

Day 14 - Christmas Symbols

There are lots of symbols that represent the celebration of Christmas, from evergreen boughs to jolly old Santa.  Fortunately for card makers we are spoiled for choice when it comes to subjects for stamping and colouring.  Sometimes it's fun to work with a lesser used symbol such as a plum pudding, pair of ice skates or in my case, a sleigh.
 
 
YOUR TURN:  Use a Christmas symbol as the focal point of your card.
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23 comments:

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card x

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

this is gorgeous Beccy, love the gift illusion

Teresa said...

That card is so pretty! And once again I have to say your bows are great.

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card with a fab bow!
xxx Margreet

Theresia said...

Oh, that is a royal christmas card with the golden sleigh, Beccy!
What a great bow!
Cheers, Trees

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Beccy, the sleigh works so well as the focal point. I love the papers and lush red ribbon.
Sue xx

Debi said...

That is one fantastic sleigh! Looks like you took a lapel pin and pinned it onto the card. (You didn't, did you?) Beautiful card!

Beccy said...

Hi Debi,
Nope, it's not a lapel pin, although that's a great idea!
The sleigh is actually a die that I cut once in red and once in gold. Then I used a pair of scissors to trim away parts of the red I didn't want, glued them together and finished with some crackle medium.
Cheers,
Beccy

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, that's a beautiful sleigh! Is it a die cut? It looks so substantial - just gorgeous! Would love to receive an elegant card like this! Please share how you made the sleigh!

Suze said...

Love the texture of the red on the sleigh. The gold gives the sleigh elegance. What die is it that you used - it is fabulous. I love how the ribbon is tied like a Christmas present too.

cardchick's world said...

This is gorgeous!!!! so beautifully done.....luv it!!

Jennifer said...

Fabulously elegant, Beccy!!! Love your explanation of how you created the sleigh...brilliant technique.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Dorothy S said...

What an elegant look!

Tieva said...

This card is so festive and elegant too.
Gabi

crafty said...

What a fantastic sleigh for the focal point of your card and all set off by that beautiful bow

carla said...

I have already said several times , you make fantastic bows Beccy .
Lovely design paper too and a beautiful sleigh in the center.

Carla

Viv's Visuals said...

Fantastic card as ever Beccy - love the gold reflective sleigh and Carla is right - your bows are to die for!

karin said...

Love it Beccy ! It's like a chocolate box you've created ;)

Heather G said...

I need to go shopping and get some crackle medium. I've seen you use it in several ways and it really adds an extra detail that makes the image look beautiful. Gorgeous sleigh...gorgeous card. P.S. Saving all your card pics for inspiration...hubby's in hospital so once he's home, I can start creating again.

Judy V said...

Okay, I have to say your cards get more and more gorgeous everyday Beccy! I love, love, love this sleigh! You have definitely managed to get my creative juices going. Can't wait to get into my craft room tomorrow! Once again thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jacee said...

Beautiful, love it Becky
hugs Jacee
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Donna said...

I love the gold sparkle as an accent! And of course Christmas is full of symbols and meaning. Beautiful card!

Brenda Lee said...

I'm just catching up after being sick the last few days. The gold really stands out! Gorgeous card!