I used the Cheerful Christmas stamp set and Nordic Noel DSP from Stampin’ Up! to create my card to share today. I also tried out something fun with Rhinestones and Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to create the little gold embellishments. 🙂
My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #162, I just flipped the sketch on its side.
The colors for my card were inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments #198.
I started by adhering a panel of Nordic Noel DSP to a panel of Garden Green card stock, then to a Real Red card base with SNAIL.
I adhered a smaller panel of Nordic Noel DSP to a panel of Garden Green card stock with SNAIL. Then I wrapped a strand of Gold Baker’s Twine around the panel 3 times and adhered it on the back with tape. I adhered the layered panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then tied a strand of Gold Baker’s Twine through a Gold Basic Metal Button and adhered it to the card front with little pieces snipped from Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I colored the sentiment from the Cheerful Christmas stamp set with my Real Red, Garden Green and Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Markers and I stamped the image on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Garden Green card stock with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To create the little gold embellishments, I snipped a few of the large and small Rhinestone Basic Jewels from the sheet (leaving them attached to the backing). Then I pressed the rhinestones down onto my VersaMark Ink Pad, covering the tops with ink. I sprinkled them with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then quickly heat embossed them.
It just took a second with the Heat Tool to melt the powder and during the heating process the rhinestones became rounded…which I kind-of liked! I was pretty quick with the Heat Tool since I didn’t want them to melt completely. I let the rhinestones cool, then adhered them to the card front.
I adhered a strip of Nordic Noel DSP to Whisper White panel inside the card.
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- Real Red – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Garden Green – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-1/16″ x 3-11/6″ panel, 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ panel
- Whisper White – 2-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2″ x 3-5/8″ panel, 5/8″ x 5-1/4″ strip (inside card)
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Wowza! This is a spectacular card. I love the gold embossed rhinestones, they are pure brilliance. A big thank you for joining in our color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth
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What delightful Christmas card! The patterns and colors are so fun and all the lovely embellishments make this a very special Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!
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Super cute card!!! I love it when the inside of the card is decorated… I am always TOO lazy, LOL!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HSS! Take Care~ Erin
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Hi Amy, Such a pretty card! I like the use of non-traditional color with the red and green – definitely cheerful.
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
Great idea on embossing the rhinestones! I have a question. Do you have a standard size for your mats? Like – you always cut them x amount bigger than the top piece? Also, do you just use a trimmer or do you have those dies that make card tops? Yours always look so perfect and I fight my trimmer every time and still seem to not get square corners.
Thanks so much for your comments Mary! I do have standard sizes that I generally cut my layers to. The most common sizes are 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (top layer) and 4″ x 5-1/4″ (under layer). For cards where I want a little more of the card base to show, I cut the top layer to 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ and the under layer to 3-3/4″ x 5″. Hope that helps! 🙂
Another beautiful card Amy! The colours, the stamps and perfect execution are perfect! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!
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Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your cards & I really love that you add to the inside of your cards. Adds a very nice finish to them.
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This is an adorable card! I love the sketch you used, and the combination of patterns works brilliantly! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika
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I am stunned with your rhinestone gold embossed idea – that is SO awesome!! I would have not thought that in a million years, they turned out so wonderfully with the perfect patina and all those sizes 🙂 They also look brilliant with the sentiment, your coloring/colors really makes a pretty pop on your card. Thanks for the great eye candy today 😉
Yep, my 11 year old appropriated my Paper Pumpkin kit. He it so psyched to try it out. I’m thinking of getting him a membership of his own. Would be a nice, low key way of spending time together too, now that he is getting to the teen years, lol 🙂
Thanks so much for your nice comments about my card, I’m glad that you liked it! And awesome idea to get your son a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Have fun crafting together!! 🙂