Hello everyone! Welcome to the annual event, The 12 Days of Christmas from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and Design Team Members. Today, is day five (5) for The 12 Days of Christmas. If you missed the previous days you can click HERE to visit the blog and check out all of the other beautiful Christmas cards.
Be sure to check out all of the blogs because there is also some Blog Candy!
Here is the Christmas card I designed. This card is full of sparkle and it came together in very quickly. I used a piece of pattern paper from the My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6 x 6 Paper Pad. I love this wonderful winter scene on the paper and for the most part I let the paper do the work for me. If you are using pattern paper and it has a scene like this or some other beautiful images let those image stand out and be a great focal point of your card.
Here is a close up look at the pattern paper. I used Glossy Accents to cover the snow (dots) and then I sprinkled some Stampendous - Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter on top of the glossy accents. I also added glitter to the snow drifts, trees, and buildings. So this card has lots of sparkle!
The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-012 Christmas Blessings. I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the sentiment on to a piece of ivory cardstock and then I added Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to heat set and melt the embossing powders. I think sentiments always look so beautiful when they are embossed with metallic colors. I used the Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine to die cut the sentiment. I also used the same die set to cut another label for layering. I used the Bazzill - Gold Mirror cardstock for the second label shape. I layered the two labels and used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add some dimension in between the layers.
Here is a look at the bottom of the card with the winter scene. Here you can see where I added more of the glitter.
I layered the pattern paper on to a piece of the Bazzill - Gold Mirror cardstock. Than I added some May Arts - 3/8" Metallic Velvet Gold Ribbon. The card base is an ivory 5.5 x 5.5 top folding card. To finish off the card I added some Prima Flowers - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice and Kaiser Craft - Mini Paper Blooms Fuchsia.
I hope you enjoyed today's card share. October is about half over and Christmas will be here before we know it so it's time to get started on the Christmas cards.
The 12 Days of Christmas runs for 12 consecutive days. There is a total of 6 designers participating, so each designer has 2 days. Each designer will offer BLOG CANDY on ONE of her days, her choice. So be sure to visit all of the blogs. I am doing my BLOG CANDY starting today (10/14/16). You will have until 11:59 PM (CST) Friday, October 21st, 2016 to leave a comment on this blog post and the winner will be announced Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
Leave a comment and let me know if you make Christmas cards and if you do how many do you send or give to family and friends OR tell me if your family has any Christmas traditions--it's your choice.
What will you win?
Your choice of one of the NEW Christmas Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Sets.
*If you have already purchased the Christmas sets, you are then welcome to choose from ANY of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamp Sets.
Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies and also the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of inspiration from the design team.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hugs & Smiles,
Stamps: Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-012 Christmas Blessings
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Bazzill - Gold Mirror, Cardstock - Ivory
Ink: VersaMark Ink
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Nine
Ribbon: May Arts - 3/8" Metallic Velvet Gold Ribbon
Accessories: Prima Flowers - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice, Kaiser Craft - Mini Paper Blooms Fuchsia, Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Stampendous - Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares