Gwen has set us a great challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations - Sketch Only! As I am a little low on Christmas Cards, I thought this would be the perfect challenge to create yet another. I have most of mine written out & ready to go, but there is always that last 1 or 2 that you need.... I also decided to create it using my favourite Christmas Colours this year. I am a bit of a non-traditionalist when it comes to Christmas Colours.
Base Card - Pink Pirouette - 8 1/4" x 5 7/8" or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 - Whisper White - 3 7/8" x 5 5/8" or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 - Rich Razzleberry - 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 x 3 - Silver Glitter Paper - 4 1/8" x 7/8"
Layer 4 - Pink Pirouette - 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" or 9cm x 5.5cm
Layer 5 - Silver Glitter Paper - 3 1/4" x 2" or 8cm x 4.5cm
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
Framelits - Holiday Ornaments
Punches - Corner Rounder
Accessories - Snail Ashesive, SU! Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Rhinestones
Non-SU - Silver Cord
My card was basically created from 3 pieces of Silver Glitter Paper that I found - all perfectly cut to size. I trimmed the corners of each end, adhered all 3 pieces to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to running through the Big Shot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I do not know what I will ever do if Stampin' Up! ever decided to retire this folder as it is my favourite & use it on most of my projects!
This piece was then adhered to the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & then finally to the Base Card - Pink Pirouette with Snail Adhesive.
I stamped the image onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry Ink, ran it through the Big Shot with the matching Framelit Die. Prior to adhering it to the small piece of Sliver Glitter Paper, I adhered a small piece of Silver Cord to the top so that it looked a little like it was going to hang. I then applied Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the cut out ornament & added small pieces of Sticky Strip to the tops of the Dimensionals. I've found when using the Glitter Paper, the Sticky Strip adheres a little better to the top of the Paper.
The whole piece was then adhered to the small piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock with Snail Adhesive prior to adhering to the card. Again I placed SU! Dimensionals to the back, added small pieces of Sticky Strip priro to adhering to the top of the Glitter Paper.
To finish the card off, I placed a Rhinestone to the centre of the ornament & 3 along the bottom right hand corner.
Until next time, Happy Stampin'