Well, it’s Friday-eve! Which is a little like Christmas Eve. Except that tonight you probably don’t have to stay up putting together a lot of “some assembly required” toys! Or is that even a thing any more? Do toys come out of the box ready to go? Maybe they just need to be plugged in. I’m out of touch in the toys-for-Christmas department!
My card today features the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits (not THAT sleigh – no reindeer here!) and Wondrous Wreath, with some Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum thrown in for good measure. Not to mention an assist from Happy Scenes! It’s a melding of the new and the not-so-new, to make a pretty 3-color Christmas Card. Take a look-see:
This card was inspired by two Challenge Sketches. The design sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches – go see what they’ve come up with!
And the color scheme comes from Stamp, Ink, Paper – they sometimes do sketch challenges and sometimes color challenges!
I chose Pacific Point as my pop-of-color color!
I started by running a panel of Pacific Point card stock thru my Big Shot in the Elegant Dots TIEF. I pulled out Softly Falling and contemplated using it – but decided I wanted a more symmetrical pattern, so Elegant Dots won the coin toss!
I’d originally thought I might wrap some Pacific Point Satin Ribbon around the card front, but the design didn’t need it (or really even support it at all), so I went ahead and SNAILd that embossed piece to a mat of Basic Black card stock.
The art piece is three layers: a Basic Black mat, a piece of Pacific Point card stock, and a piece of new Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack. I SNAILd the Pacific Point to the Basic Black, and then used Multi-purpose Liquid Glue on the vellum – keeping it behind the banner area and the embossed images as best I could. I also used a glue dot on the corners – it was needed – and I figured I’d hide them with a few Iced Rhinestones! 🙂
I heat embossed the sentiment from Wondrous Wreath onto the art piece vellum. Be sure to use your Embossing Buddy – cause if there’s stray Stampin’ Emboss Powder when you hit it with the Heat Tool….it’s there for the duration, baby! With that, I set the art piece aside, and built my banner.
I cut the banner using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits from the new Holiday Catalog – which I got as a Bundle with Jingle All The Way for a 15% savings! The black piece is pretty obvious – the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper snow is just the Trees edgelit, with the trees cut off! I played around with how I wanted them to go together – I kind of wanted it to look like you were seeing the shapes of the horse and sleigh at night, crossing a snowy field! Once I was happy with them, I SNAILd the two pieces together.
Then I assembled the rest of the card, so I could see how long to make banner – before I made the banner.
I SNAILd the Elegant Dots embossed panel to a card base of Whisper White Thick Card Stock. You’ll notice I have a bigger-than-usual frame around the card front. I wanted more white showing. Why? No clue. Just seemed like a good idea. Perhaps I was channeling my inner crafty person. The one that wanted to be a design major in college but never knew it! 😉
I popped the Winter Wonderland vellum art piece, with its Black embossed Wondrous Wreath sentiment, onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I was able to determine how long I wanted my banner, so I fussy cut the banner ends. I like how it ended up straight across the bottom (from cutting it with the Paper Trimmer) and curvy on the top. It created a sort of wavy, free-form banner that just kind of works!
I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the banner to the card. Then I smooshed a small Snowflake Element into Whisper White Craft Ink, sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.
I pulled a length of Basic Black Baker’s Twine AND a length of Silver Metallic Thread thru the Snowflake, and tied a bow. A little muttering under my breath was required for this pretty persnickety bow, let me tell you. But I finally got it, and adhered it all to the card with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. The final touch was to add the Iced Rhinestones and some extra bling with my Rhinestone Basic Jewels!
For the inside, I used a second sentiment from the Wondrous Wreath, stamped in Pacific Point. I gotta tell you guys – this inside was not at all cooperative! I stamped that darned sentiment at least 5 times before I got it even sort of how I wanted it! I ended up using a Whisper White liner piece – cause I messed up the first sentiment stamp on the basic card. Oh well – it worked (finally!). 🙂 I also added some snowflakes from the new Happy Scenes stamp set in the corners. And – for all the Pacific Point ink on my fingers and everywhere else – I love how it turned out!
Et Voila! A Black/White/and Blue Christmas Card! 🙂
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Whisper White Thick Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ (Elegant Dots embossed card front); 2 1/4″ x 3″ (art piece behind Winter Wonderland Vellum)
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum: 2 1/4″ x 3″ (front art)
Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front mat); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/8″ (art piece mat); 3/4″ x ~ 3″ (Sleigh Ride banner)
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Oh wow Mary this card is stunning!!! Love the color scheme and the touches of glitter, perfect for the holidays. Awesome!!!!
Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂
Nice! Love the glistening snow effect…perfect for a sleigh ride.