19 November 2016

Joyeux Noel

From the first time I saw the Stitched Whorl Background die I fell in love with it. In this card I use it as the backdrop for a snow and a French Christmas greeting.


Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: Use Simon Says Stamp branded products
The Paper Shelter: More than 1 of Anything (snowflakes)
Tuesday Throwdown: Add Gems/Pearls
The Crafter's Cottage: Christmas Comes Early
Scribbles Designs: Happy Holidays
Penny's Paper-crafty: Christmas
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes


Putting It Together

I ordered some items from Simon Says Stamp to be delivered to our US mail box in Blaine, WA, while we were away on our trip. One of the items is the greeting on this card, Joyeux Noel, so I did a quick trip to the US this morning to pick it up.

I first die cut the whorl background. It's exactly A2 size. I love the background and wanted to use it here to look like snow being blown around.

I also die cut the greeting and snowflakes from Shimmer Sheetz which I had backed with adhesive sheet. To cut Shimmer Sheetz (or other mylar sheets) a Precision Base Plate is a must. Backing the sheets with adhesive before cutting makes it real easy to add the items to the card panel.

To match the purple iris Shimmer Sheetz, I dry fit the panel with foiled card stock also in purple. The camera has a hard time picking up the colour of the foiled card stock because it is so reflective.

I used a larger card base so I could matte the whorls panel. I used light purple rhinestones for the dots above the e (partly because I lost one of the die cut ones, partly for the gem effect).

I left the inside blank for a personal sentiment.


  1. Lovely card Rijacki, stunning die you've used and I love white on white and looks great with the snowflake die cut. Such a lovely clean white simple card. Great card thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge, and good luck.
    Kathie DT~PPCC

  2. Great card! :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again and good luck in the challenge. :)
    Hugs Anna DT

  3. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  4. A wonderful card, I can see why you fell in love with the stitched background die!
    Thank you for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter, good luck hugs Susan

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our ‘Happy Holidays’ challenge theme… hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]


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