Good Morning! Welcome to the November Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop!
Our team is doing a Blog Hop with the theme “Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays” and I am making a Christmas card with the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Stamp photopolymer bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I started with the trees. I punched two from Gold Foil card stock, one from Gold Glimmer card stock and one from Sparkle Glimmer card stock. I took one foil tree and embossed it with the Stylish Scrolls embossing folder. The last three trees were stamped and gold embossed on shimmery white paper before being punched. I used the tree stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set, the diagonal stripes from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set and the star field from the So Many Stars stamp set. For all of these, I used my embossing buddy on the shimmery white card stock, stamped with Versamark ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set. I then punched out the trees. Then I punched out 7 additional trees from Whisper White and adhered them to the back of the trees to add stiffness.
I took a panel of Thick Whisper White and embossed it with the Subtle embossing folder. I die cut two of the edge dies from the Christmas Rose dies from gold foil and adhered them to the back of the embossed panel on the bottom. I adhered a piece of the gold shimmer ribbon just above the edge with snail and wrapped it around, securing it in the back. I arranged the trees on the panel, adhering the ones in the back with liquid glue and popped the ones in the front with dimensionals. I then adhered the panel to a Thick Whisper White card base with dimensionals. Then I decorated the trees as shown with pearls, gold glitter enamel dots and gold metallic pearls.
I stamped the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set with Versamark ink on a strip of Whisper White. I sprinkled it with embossing powder and heat set. I then curled it with my bone folder to give it some movement and adhered it to the card base with glue dots. I finished the banner with two gold metallic pearls.
I decorated the inside by embossing the sentiment and tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in gold on a Whisper White panel. I adhered it to a gold foil mat and then to the inside of the card.
I love the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set with the Pine Tree punch and wanted to try making an elegant sparkly Christmas card with it. I hope you like it.
Thanks for visiting! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koender’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Sue Prather created.
If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:
- Mary Deatherage
- Karen Finkle
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Leslie Larkin
- Sue Prather
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Amy Koenders
I hope you enjoy all the beautiful holiday projects that the team has created today and that they put you in a wonderful holiday frame of mind!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Thick Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base), 2 1/1″ x 5 1/4″
- Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ (punched trees), 1/2″ x 4″
- Sparkle Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
- Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 1/2″ x 3″
- Gold Foil – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 2 1/2″ x 4″ (trees), 1/2″ x 7″ (trim)
- Shimmery White card stock – (3) 2 1/2″ x 3″