Happy Monday! A busy weekend and now regathering for a busy week. It's all good! For example, one of my most important tasks this week is getting my projects ready for the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop beginning on Friday, September 25th. I can't wait to see what the talented crafters at Stampin' Addicts come up with! I hope you'll come back on Friday to see all the wonderful projects.
Today's post is the third project from my September clubs. I just love all the shine and sparkle! The shine comes from the Gold and Red Foil elements and the sparkle comes from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper behind the ornament (which, unfortunately, is difficult to see in the picture).
This card begins with a card base of Soft Sky cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" and scored at 5-1/2". A 1" strip of Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper was adhered along the bottom edge of the inside sentiment area of the card and the four corners of the card base were rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped twice along the top of the cardstock with the holly branch image inked with Mossy Meadow and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers. The Christmas greeting was stamped near the bottom center of the cardstock using Night of Navy ink. The Whisper White cardstock was adhered to a slightly larger piece of Night of Navy cardstock and then adhered to the card front using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Note that the cardstock is centered between the right and left edges of the card front.
A piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was die cut using the solid wide ornament Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and adhered to the Whisper White cardstock using Mini Glue Dots. A piece of Red Foil Sheets was die cut using the detailed wide ornament die. (For this project I used a Big Shot sandwich--from bottom to top--of Magnetic Platform, Standard Cutting Plate, folded dryer sheet, Red Foil, die, Standard Cutting Plate. You could also use the new Precision Plate which replaces the bottom Standard Cutting Plate and the dryer sheet.) The Red Foil ornament was adhered to the Dazzling Diamonds ornament using rolled up Mini Glue Dots. The ornament cap and ornament hanger were die cut using Gold Foil Sheets and adhered to the Red Foil ornament and Whisper White cardstock using Mini Glue Dots.
The inside sentiment area of the card was finished with a strip of Gold Foil Sheet adhered across the top edge of the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper. A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the Christmas sentiment and adhered to the card base with the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock butting up against the top edge of the Gold Foil strip. Note that the cardstock is centered between the right and left edges of the card base.
The holly branch image, inked with Mossy Meadow and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers, was stamped three times along the left front edge of the Whisper White Envelope.
I really like the simplicity of this card and the lovely sentiment that is included with this stamp set. The best part of this card, other than the sparkle and shine, is that it is completely mailable! No bumps or hard spots to get caught in the postal machine; so no extra postage or hand cancelling is required. Woohoo!
Enjoy your week and be sure to return on Friday for the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop! You'll be sure to find lots of inspiration for your holiday projects.
Supplies I used for this card --
Stamps: Embellished Ornaments; Inks: Night of Navy; Stampin' Write Markers: Mossy Meadow, Real Red; Cardstock: Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets, Red Foil Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper; Designer Series Paper: Season of Cheer; Adhesives: Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape Adhesive; Tools: Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Project Life Corner Rounder, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Delicate Ornament Thinlits; Other: Medium Whisper White Ornament