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Monday, November 13, 2023

Christmas Classics, Joy of Christmas, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a Christmas card to share with you that I found on Split Coast Stampers. I hadn't been there in a while and I thought I'd check it out. I ran across this beauty and just had to make it. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how the card was made.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The front was cut off at 1-3/4".  Save that piece to stamp your words. The words are from the "Christmas Classics" bundle. They were stamped using Versa Mark and heat set with gold embossing powder. It's not one of my favorite things to do. I don't know why I don't like to heat emboss because it's so pretty. Maybe it's the idea of getting out all the stuff to do it.  Like it's not a lot of stuff, some embossing powder, Versa Mark, and the heat tool. I just don't know. But I do know that I've always been pleased with what I was making using it.  Once the words were done I die cut them with the die in the "Christmas Classics" bundle. 

Next I die cut the larger piece that the words go on using Basic White card stock.

There is a pine branch in the set and I stamped it using Shaded Spruce ink on Basic White card stock. I needed three of them. Once stamped I die cut them and set them aside. 

The holly leaves were die cut using Shaded Spruce card stock, I needed two of them.

And then the open leaves were die cut using gold foil paper.

A 5-1/4" x 2-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was cut and then textured using the "Snowflake Sky" embossing folder. I glued that to the top flap of the card. I didn't have the music folder so I used what I had. 

On the inside at the bottom I taped a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Joy of Christmas" 12" x 12" package, it measured 5-1./4" x 1-1/2". I didn't have the gingham that was on the original package so I used what I had. 

I glued all of the pieces in place on the front of the card, adding the word piece last. A few colored rhinestones were added to the front of the card. I had colored them with my dark Shaded Spruce Blends pen. And that was it, the card was done. 

I thought it turned out just fine. I like the snowy background. It still has a wintry Christmas feel to it.

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


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. So festive

KardsbyKadie said...

I simply ADORE what you created Wanda.
The cluster of holly behind your sentiment is PERFECT!