Monday, 23 June 2014

SCCC30 -- Layers of glitz and glimmer.

I am really enjoying this Christmas Card Challenge.  I think what I enjoy most is trying to come up with current products for Christmas cards when Stampin' Up! doesn't launch its Holiday Mini Catalogue until September.  This time the challenge is a little more ambiguous.  There is a photo from which one is supposed to get inspiration.


What I decided to do is to make my own background by using stencils and the Gold and Silver Encore inks.  This is what I wound up with after using the circles stencil with the Gold Encore ink and the stars stencil with the Silver Encore ink on Very Vanilla.

I wanted the images to be softer and less defined and so I spritzed it with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  That definitely softened the image and added a lot of glitz.

Then I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set to stamp three ornaments using the Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder.  I'm so glad that the Ornament Keepsakes have been carried over into Augues.  It's such a versatile stamp set, especially with the matching Framelits.

I also used a whole bunch of layers.  My base is the Naturals Ivory to which I adhered a layer of Cherry Cobbler.  Than I adhered the stamped and spritzed Very Vanilla to some Gold Foil.  I mounted that layer to the others using dimensionals.  Before I mounted that layer, however, I used some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon to tie it up like a present.

Finally I mounted all the ornaments using dimensionals and stuck on my little sentiment using a couple of Glue dots.

And that's the card for this week's Christmas Card Challenge.


  1. Very pretty card! I love the gold on the ornaments and that seam binding! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  2. Your background paper is fantastic! And I love the card too!
    Thanks for entering our Christmas card Challenge this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  3. Lovely card, Heidi. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges

    1. Thanks, Marsha. I have been enjoying your challenges.

  4. Lovely background you created! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges!

    1. Thank you, Karen. The photo in the challenge was really inspiring.


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