I saw this fantastic card created by Shari Carroll in a magazine that I recently picked up. I couldn’t wait to give it a try, it was really very simple to create! I pulled out almost all of my Stampin’ Up! stamp sets with Christmas words, but you could easily create the background even if you only have one or two sets.
I started by randomly stamping the different sentiments in Whisper White Craft Ink on a Brushed Gold panel. I did a quick zap with my Heat Tool once I was finished stamping to make sure that all of the images were dry before I moved on, but you could also just set the panel aside and let it air dry. Once the panel was dry, I adhered it with SNAIL to a Whisper White card base.
Then I stamped the snowflake images from the Festive Flurry stamp set on a Whisper White panel in VersaMark ink, sprinkled them with Heat & Stick Powder, heated the powder, then sprinkled the images with Dazzling Diamonds and heat set the glitter. I cut the snowflakes out with the Festive Flurry Framelits die and adhered them to the card front with SNAIL. Then I used my Paper Snips to cut two Whisper White panels to create the hills and I applied Dazzling Details to the cut edges. I let the Dazzling Details dry completely, then adhered the two panels to the card front with SNAIL.
I snipped the tree trunk from Crumb Cake card stock and I adhered it with SNAIL to the card front. Then I cut a triangle from Whisper White card stock, adhered it to the card front with SNAIL and randomly adhered buttons and pearls to it using Glue Dots to adhere the buttons. I finished the tree by tying a small bow from Natural Linen Thread and adhering it with a rolled up Glue Dot.
I finished the inside of the card by stamping the sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set and the snowflake images from the Festive Flurries stamp set in Crumb Cake ink.
Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:
Stamps: Greetings of the Season (128030 wood, 128033 clear); Snowflake Soiree (127922 wood, 127925 clear); More Merry Messages (126400 wood, 126402 clear); Joy to the World (131796 wood, 131799 clear); Petite Pairs (128706 wood, 122497); Sweet Essentials (132085 wood, 126457 clear); Festive Flurry (131788 wood, 131781 clear)
Dies: Festive Flurry Framelits Dies (132193)
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamonds (102023); Heat & Stick Powder (100625); Dazzling Details (124117); Natural Linen Thread (104199); Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555); Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327); Neutrals Designer Buttons (130031); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Ink: Whisper White Craft Stampin’ Ink Pad (101731)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Heat Tool (129053)
Card Stock & Cuts: Whisper White (100730) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, two Festive Flurry Framelits die cuts, 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ panel (trimmed to triangle shape for tree), 1″ x 4-1/8″ strip hand cut for snow, 1-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ strip hand cut for snow; Brushed Gold Cardstock (102935) – 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel; Crumb Cake (126975) – 1/2″ x 1″ strip
Adhesive: SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Glue Dots (103683)
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Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it too!
Thanks so much!! It was a lot of fun to create. 🙂
As an official button collector, I am thrilled with your idea for this card! I love to find new ways to use buttons in my art! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful idea! Now I know what I am going to give my special friends for a Christmas card this year! Denise
Thanks so much!! Have fun making your cards. 🙂