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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Sparkle for the Holiday


It's been a few weeks since I participated in any of the Christmas card challenges.  For that matter, I haven't been working on any cards that much; just being lazy again I guess.  For today's card I decided to pair up the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #58 and the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown April Color Challenge #16.

The first thing I did was rotate the sketch.  The card base is Night of Navy card stockBashful Blue card stock was embossed with the Big Shot and the Snow Burst embossing folder and attached to the card.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the Delightful Dozen stamp set on Glossy White card stock with VersaMark and a combination of Silver 
embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds.  It's hard to see in the photo but it gives the card a really festive look.  The sentiment was matted with Night of Navy card stock and Night of Navy brads added to one corner.  I cut out three banners from Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and the Bitty Banners Framelits.  I then cut three pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper, flagged one end and attached them to the navy banners.  Glue Dots were used to attach them to the back of the sentiment layer.  I then attached that to the card with Dimensionals.  The ornament from the Tags til Christmas stamp set was heat embossed on Glossy White card stock using VersaMark and the same mix used for the sentiment.  It was punched out with the Ornament Punch.  I then punched out another ornament from Night of Navy card stock, cut it in half and used it to mat the silver ornament.  It was attached to the card with Glue DotsThat's it for this week's Christmas card.  Hopefully I'll get back in Christmas mode again.  So happy you stopped by today.  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen (w-#122650/c-#122652); Tags til Christmas (w-#120847/c-#121169)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Glossy White (#102599); Night of Navy (#100867); Bashful Blue (#105120); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Ornament Punch (#119847); Bitty Banners Framelits (#129267); Paper Snips (#103579); Snow Burst Embossing Folder (retired)
The Finishing Touches:  Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109131); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); 3/16" Regals Brads (#119737); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)
            

15 comments:

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Patti, I love all that texture and the ornament is fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Allisa said...

Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Jacqueline said...

Your card is gorgeous - I especially like the silver bauble. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the silver embossing with the blue CS.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my! This is fabulous! Love the embossed background and the silver bauble is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Mynnette said...

Patti, this is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the silver embossing and the amazing texture! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Dale Morin said...

Great card. Not your usual color. I really like it!

Bonnie said...

I love how you rotated the sketch and the silver with the blues! A beautiful card, Patti! Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

Ruth M said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Patti, love the silver sparkle! Thanks so much for sharing your classy card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

This is so sparkly. Very elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Gorgeous ornament! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

~amy~ said...

The blues, silver and embossing make for a perfect card! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Love the sparkle and shine on your card Patti, how pretty! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Such a beautiful card! I love all the silver embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

LeAnne said...

Well, this certainly puts ME in a Christmasy mood...this is just lovely! The colors and the silver embossing make this a real stand-out!