Good morning all – and welcome back to the week! Did you have a good weekend? We didn’t do a lot – finished those pesky taxes (sort of), dried some watermelon (yes, that’s a thing!) and… made a couple of cards! Me. Not Wayne or Finn. THEY did not make cards! 🙂
My card for today used a cool sketch challenge as the starting point and I picked one of the new Special Release DSPs – the Shining Christmas Specialty DSP for the base. Then I added a pretty wreath from the Wishes All Around Bundle – and…well. Take a look-see:
And here’s that sketch – from the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge!
I started with a 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ piece of the new Shining Christmas Specialty DSP that I cut into three 1 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ strips. I adhered those to a Cherry Cobbler mat using Liquid Glue. Tip: adhere the top and the bottom strips first – using a normal reveal around the edges. Then add the middle strip – splitting the difference between the two strips!
I made a frame from Distressed Gold Paper – using the next-to-largest and fourth-from-largest Deckled Rectangle Dies – I just ran them thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with both dies in place!
Using Liquid Glue – I adhered the frame to the card front. Then I made a smaller frame from Cherry Cobbler, using the second and third from largest Deckled Rectangle Dies.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the thinner frame to the Distressed Gold frame.
Using the wreath die in the Wishes All Around die set – I cut a Distressed Gold and a Mossy Meadow wreath. I adhered them both to the card front – beginning with the gold die cut – using Liquid Glue.
On a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I stamped the Wishes All Around sentiment in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with white Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.
I used Paper Snips to cut banners in both ends – and popped it into place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a simple bow with two lengths of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
Finally, I made three large-ish “balls” on the wreath with Real Red Pearlized Enamel Effects. And then I put it aside – where I couldn’t accidentally smear that Enamel Effects while it dried! – and the card front was done!
For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Wishes All Around in Cherry Cobbler on a Very Vanilla panel. In the corners, I stamped the little sprig in Mossy Meadow. I added SMALL dots of the Real Red Pearlized Enamel Effects to the sprigs. And – let them dry!! 🙂
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Mossy Meadow sprig – with VERY SMALL dabs of Real Red Pearlized Enamel Effects – on the front…
…and more of the Shining Christmas Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Traditional colors – with beautiful glossy and gold-foiled designs on one side – and quieter (matte) designs on the other – are the star on this while-supplies-last Shining Christmas Specialty DSP! You’re going to want a pack (or three!) for all your holiday projects! And take a good look at the cool Wishes All Around bundle while you’re at it!
I hope you like!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Thick Very Vanilla Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11′ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner); Deckled Rectangle die frame; 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (sentiment)
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: Wishes All Around die cut wreath
Distressed Gold Specialty Paper: Deckled Rectangle die frame; Wishes All Around die cut wreath
Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Shining Christmas Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front – cut into 1 5/8″ wide strips); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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