Gill's theme choice for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is:
I wanted to create a snow scene with a bit of fantasy and sparkle.
The idea for this card started out as a 3D card, inspired by the gorgeous designs from our fancy folds challenge a few weeks ago. However, it's busy time of the year as we have a birthday as well as the run up to Christmas, so it became a flat card.
The background is violet, ultramarine and cobalt blue brushos. I stamped into them with a tree stamp and snowflakes, although it doesn't really show.
The die cuts are in Centura Peral hint of silver card. The dies I used are a tattered lace reindeer, Tim Holtz trees and large snowflake; I'm not sure of the brand for the smaller snowflakes.
The frame idea came from the original 3D plan. I saw a beautiful mixed media piece with a stamped background outside the frame, so used the same idea here.
As always, the camera doesn't capture the shine on the card, or how pretty the brusho background is - I think this is lovely in real life!
I hope you are inspired to play along with this challenge. There's lots more inspiration from my design team colleagues on the 52CCT blog, as well as the link to enter. You have until Friday 27th November to join in.