Stampin’ Up! Versatile Christmas Meets Wonderland

Good morning!  Happy Sunday – I hope that your weekend is going well!  Today’s share uses two stamp sets – Versatile Christmas and Wonderland.  I combined them with some Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum and Kraft Corrugated Paper, added a dash of Gold Foil and ended up with a card that has just a bit of glitz.  And uses a perennial favorite for me – pine cones!  Take a look-see:

Versatile Christmas 1

The design for my card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #204.  Do be sure to go over there and see what all their talented folks have come up with for this sketch, okay?

FMS 204 Sketch

I started by SNAILing a piece of Kraft Corrugated Paper to a Gold Foil Sheet mat and then putting that onto my Mossy Meadow card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The center vertical element is a piece of the gold pine cone Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack paper, adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to a mat of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I put the little dabs of glue behind the gold pine cones – so that the glue doesn’t show thru to the front.  Then I SNAILd that to the card front.

Versatile Christmas 6

For the art piece, I pulled out the Versatile Christmas stamp set.  I started by stamping the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get it where I wanted it – and in preparation for the next step I had up my sleeve.  I made sure the ink was dry, and patted the card stock with my Embossing Buddy.  My plan was to do a second stamp of the word “Rejoicing”, very slightly offset from the first stamp, and emboss it in gold.  I taped off the words I didn’t want, inked the stamp with Versamark, and  – using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig – stamped the second image.  I sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.

Versatile Christmas 8

The result is a gold, lightly raised sentiment, with a Mossy Meadow shadow.  And I think it looks pretty danged cool!

The pine cone branches are from the ever-so-cool Wonderland set.  I inked the image with Mossy Meadow, stamped it off once on my Grid Paper, and stamped it on the card stock.  I did that twice.

The ribbon accent comes from the new Holiday Catalog Gold 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon.  I adhered a piece of 1/2″ wide Mossy Meadow card stock to the art piece with SNAIL.  Then I wrapped the ribbon around – securing it with a line of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue on the front and some scotch tape on the back.  Finally, I wrapped some Linen Thread around the whole thing three times and tied a little bow.  I stuck that little bow down with another dab of Liquid Glue.

Versatile Christmas 2

I popped that onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the front was done!

The inside is a piece of Very Vanilla, matted onto a piece of Gold Foil.  Then I heat embossed the Versatile Christmas sentiment in Gold and added another Wonderland pine bough (again stamped off once on my Grid Paper).

Versatile Christmas 4

I used a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope to complete the set and I embellished the front of it with two Wonderland pine boughs, heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Versatile Christmas 7

And, because I could and it just seemed so….right!….I used my Envelope Liner (the largest one, for SU! Medium Envelopes) to add a liner from a piece of the Holiday Catalog Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.

Versatile Christmas 5

Et Voila!  What do you think?  I hope that you like it as much as I do.

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base; score and fold at 4 1/4″); 2 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for Vellum on card front); 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for Gold Glitter Ribbon)
Gold Foil Sheets: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front and inner mat); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (front art piece mat)
Kraft Corrugated Paper:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ (front art piece); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Versatile Christmas Meets Wonderland

  1. Beautiful card Mary! I love the off-set detail of the sentiment. Great color scheme too! 🙂

    • Thanks, Amy. I actually did the sentiment twice. First time I offset/embossed the whole thing. Not so Bueno. The “with you” made my eyes hurt all doubled up! Second time was the charm. 😊

  2. Mom

    You had me at the pinecones…surprise! But the whole card is perfect in every way.

  3. Gorgeous card – love the texture!

  4. Kathy Hendrey

    This is definitely a “WOW” card for me, Mary! Super elegant and love the off set with gold. I have got to try that. Beautiful work, girl!! I pinned it immediately.

  5. Everything about this card and envelope is stunning! It’s so elegant both inside and out. The details, the design, the textures… I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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