Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sending Tidings of Joy

A happy, snowy Sunday to you all.  It snowed all day yesterday but luckily we accumulated about 6" of snow.  It certainly looks pretty but it slows everything and everyone down.  My card today is based on the Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #146.  I decided to add the twist - include some gold on the card.

The card base is Very Vanilla card stock.  The sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set was heat embossed with VersaMark, Soft Suede ink and Clear Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the Big Shot and one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits to cut the jagged edge from a piece of Gold Foil.  I attached the gold edges to a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock, matted the layer with Soft Suede card stock and attached it to the card.  The image from The Best of Christmas stamp set was heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder and cut out with the Circles Framelits.  I then sponged Soft Suede ink over the image to make it come alive.  The image was matted with Gold Foil that was also cut out with the Circles Framelits.  This was then added to the card with Dimensionals.  Three Gold Foil stars were punched out with the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack and attached using Glue Dots.  For the finishing touch, I added Pearls to the center of each star.  And there you have it - an easy card to put together and a sketch with lots of possibilities.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Stay warm.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Best of Christmas (#134384); Christmas Messages (w-#131790/c-#131793)
Ink:  Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (#115657); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla (#101650); Soft Suede (#115318); Wild Wasabi (#108641); Gold Foil Sheets (#132622)
Tools:  Heat Tool (#129053); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); Finishing Touches Edgelits (#127010); Circles Collection Framelits (#130911); Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches:  Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (#109130); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683)



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colours & the image is perfect!

Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

stampwithamyk said...

This is so pretty! I love the way that your image turned out, great layering and the touches of gold are just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

Dale Morin said...

How beautiful! Love the technique you used! Have to give it a try. Happy new year!

Ann Schach said...

Yowza! How did I miss this post? This is gorgeous!