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Monday, September 27, 2021

Bright Baubles, Christmas Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

When I saw this card on Pinterest I just had to order the bundle and make it. There's other fun bulbs in the set so it wasn't like I was just going to make this one card and not touch the set again.  This card was just SO stunning and I was drawn in!!!  You can see the original card here. If you click through the link you will be taken to the original card and you can either watch a video or read/download the instruction sheets to make it. I pulled up the sheet but didn't download it.  And I didn't follow directions very well either!! Oops!

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Sahara Sand.  This is a color I rarely use and I have a lot of it in my workroom. It's fun to work with colors you don't use much, plus in cases like that you know you have plenty of that color! LOL

The Evening Evergreen was cut at 3-3/4" x 4-1/2" and the Pear Pizzazz was cut at 3-1/8" x 4-1/2". 

The frame was made using two of the stitched rectangle dies and a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I used the 3rd and 5th largest rectangles. I used post it tape to hold them in place and I die cut them both at the same time. I set this piece on top of the Pear Pizzazz piece, lining it up as though I was assembling the card. This way I could see exactly where the word was going to go. I added Dimensionals to the back and I set it aside.

The "Joy" is from the "Bright Baubles" set and was stamped using Versa Mark and embossed with white embossing powder. I heat mine up from the backside of the card, that way none blows away from the embossing tool.

Now came the fun part. I die cut the outline of the bulb using Evening Evergreen card stock. Then I die cut just the star using a piece of Crushed Curry card stock scrap.  And the tree was die cut using Pear Pizzazz card stock.  Now here's where following the instructions would have helped me. I turned the frame piece over and set all of the pieces in place.  And I mean all of them. I even lost a few of the tiny pieces between the snowflakes so I die cut some more.  I used my Tombow mono glue and ran it across the back to hold all the pieces in place. Then it dawned on me that the pieces outside of the tree didn't need to be there. So I picked them out and they were very sticky.  Once I got them out of there, I added some more glue to the frame and I set in in place on the Sahara Sand bulb shape. There's a nice die for the layer.  I also colored the snowflakes and star using the Wink of Stella pen. 

Then I die cut the bow and glued it in place. I cut the top stem part to 3/4" long. The very end of it is going to be tucked under the frame.

The card was now ready to assemble.  I set the frame in place. Then I set the bulb on top and marked with a pencil where the glue needed to go. I marked inside the bulb area so the pencil marks wouldn't show. I glued the bulb in place. I tucked the hanger under the frame. And I added a few Dimensionals under the parts that are in the open area of the frame. I didn't want the piece to sag.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White was added to the inside of the card and the card was finished.

This was a very quick and easy card to make (if you follow directions!). I love the look of it and I look forward to making it in different colors too.  Plus there's a snowflake bulb in the set and you all know how much I love snowflakes!

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Christmas card,

1 comment:

Wavah said...

This is very different and pretty for Christmas.
Good job