Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sparkly Christmas

I don't know about you, but I love working with challenges.  One way I sometimes challenge myself is to see how many I can combine in my card or project.  Today's card is based on four challenges:  LateNightStampers Challenge #229 (Specialty Paper), ABC Challenge #41 (Lots of Layers), Merry Monday Sketch Challenge #71 and Jingle Belles (Christmas Tic Tac Toe - I used the diagonal top right to bottom left).

Cherry Cobbler card stock was used as the 4-1/4"x5-1/2" base.  I heat embossed the sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set with VersaMark and White embossing powder on a piece of Season of Style designer paper.  I used Silver Shimmer Paper to mat the piece of designer paper and a piece of Whisper White card stock.  To avoid wasting a lot of shimmer paper, I cut out the center leaving a 1/2" edge.  After attaching it
to the designer paper and white card stock, I added a piece of Silver Ribbon and tied it in a square knot on one side.  I heat embossed the images from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set using VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and cut them out with the Big Shot and the Holiday Ornaments Dies.  Two circles were punched out from the same designer paper and matted with Silver Glimmer Paper circles.  Working from the outside edges to the center, I attached the two end images with Glue Dots, added two Large Rhinestones, added the two circles with Glue Dots and finally the center ornament was attached with Dimensionals.  Additional Rhinestones were added for more sparkle.  That's it for my festive Christmas card this week.  Thanks for taking the time to visit.  I hope you're having a great weekend and enjoying weather that's as terrific as we are having.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Ornament Keepsakes (w-#128048/c-#128051); More Merry Messages (w-#126400/c-#126402)
Ink:  VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005); Season of Style Designer Series Paper (#132340)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816); 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869); 3/4" Circle Punch (#119873)
The Finishing Touches:  Silver 1/8" Ribbon (#132137); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246); Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#129324); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); White Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109132); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



Bonnie said...

Look at you, Patti! Four challenges with one beautiful card! Wonderful using these ornaments with this sketch! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Love how you lined your card front with glimmer paper, Patti! So cute and those ornaments are darling!

Susan Joyce said...

Such a pretty card Patti, love all the design elements you used. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a fun Christmas card!

Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenges Lots of Layers Challenge this week!

SmilynStef said...

Love the bling & sparkle ... what a festive holiday design ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

♥WOW♥!!! what an incredibly lovely and unbelievably elegant holiday card! i just ADORE every single thing you've done here! brilliant take on ALL 4 challenges, especially our JINGLE BELLES tic tac toe! ♥♥♥

MJ said...

So pretty! Love all the sparkle. Thanks for playing along with the LNS challenge!

Carolyn Bennett said...

How pretty! I love the colors and the layout!

Lois said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Latenightstamper said...

love your card
thanks for sharing
sherrill graff