I used the Christmas Star single stamp available from Stampin’ Up! to create a Very Vanilla and gold card to share with you today. This stamp is one of the Holiday Collection single stamps that are available from Stampin’ Up! through January 31, 2014. To see all of the single stamps available in my online store, click here.
My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 319 sketch.
I stamped the En Francais (wood mount and clear mount) background image in VersaMark ink on a Very Vanilla panel and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The embossed panel was layered over a panel of Gold Foil Sheet then adhered to a Very Vanilla card base.
I used the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder to emboss the Very Vanilla rectangle and I layered it over a Gold Foil Sheet panel. The circles were cut from Gold Foil Sheets and Very Vanilla card stock with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies. I stamped the Christmas Star image in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
I cut out the star with my Paper Snips then I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score each line in the star and I folded the star slightly along the score lines. I layered three Stampin’ Dimensionals under the center of the star and adhered it to the card front.
I stamped the A Round Array (wood mount and clear mount) image and the sentiment from the Endless Wishes Photopolymer stamp set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I punched out the A Round Array image with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and layered it over a 1″ Circle Punch from Gold Foil Paper. I used the Hexagon Punch to create the banner end on the sentiment and I layered over a banner of Gold Foil Paper that I embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder. The sentiment banners were adhered with double layered Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) and the image from the A Round Array stamp set in VersaMark ink on a Very Vanilla panel and heat embossed them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to complete the inside of the card.
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card:
Stamps: Christmas Star (134813 clear mount only); En Francais (128562 wood, 127790 clear); Endless Wishes Photopolymer (133455); More Merry Messages (126400 wood, 126402 clear)
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders: Circles Collection Framelits Dies (130911); 7/8″ Scallop Circe Punch (129404); 1″ Circle Punch (119868); Hexagon Punch (130919); Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (130917); Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174)
Embellishments: Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650) – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, Circles Collection Framelits die cut, 1-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip, hand cut star, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 5/8″ x 2-1/2″ strip, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card); Gold Foil Sheets (132622) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Circles Collection Framelits die cut, 2″ x 4-1/2″ strip, 1″ Circle Punch; 1/2″ x 2-3/4″ strip
Ink: VersaMark Pad (102283)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Heat Tool (129053)
Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
An absolutely beautiful card.
Thank you so much!!
beautiful card. And I already have the star stamp. guess I NEED the en francais stamp next.
Of course you “need” the En Francais stamp set. 🙂 Thanks so much Mary!!
Oh, my goodness, Amy! This card is simply STUNNING! I just finished cleaning up after making a batch of cards using the Christmas Star stamp, but I think I’ll be pulling the stamp back out to CASE this! Truly the best Christmas card I’ve seen this year — and that’s saying a lot!
Oh wow, thanks so much for your comments! I appreciate that!
Very pretty card!! The embossed star actually looks 3 dimensional.
Thanks so much! The star actually is sort-of 3-D. I scored the lines down the star and did little mountain folds. Then I stacked up 3 Stampin’ Dimensionals under the center of it to pop it up off the card base. That gives it a little depth. 🙂
This is a beauty!
Thanks so much Melanie! 🙂
Amy, absolutely beautiful! Keep up the great work.
Thanks Cissy!! I appreciate it!
Beautiful Amy! I’m going to case this for sure!
Thank you!! And CASE away!! 🙂
Amy, your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much!!
Very stunning and beautiful!
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