Thursday, July 16, 2009

Christmas in July Card!

Last week I shared this project that I created for Splitcoast's Ways to Use It challenge. Here is a card that also qualifies, since it is clearly a Christmas card and it is still only July :-). It also follows the SC224 sketch (below).

This card took hardly any time to create. Here are some step-by-step instructions:
  • The first item I decided to use was the winter section from the Seasonal Pieces Window Sheets (new!). The rest of the card was drawn from that piece, including the size (it isn't a standard A2 piece).
  • I made a card base from Night of Navy so that the front would be slightly larger than the window sheet.
  • A 2"x4.5" piece of Brushed Silver came next. To keep within the sketch guidelines, I ran a piece of Whisper White taffeta down the center to give it the look of two pieces.
  • A rectangle of Bordering Blue went on the card next. I clipped all four corners with the ticket punch.
  • To attached the window sheet, I decided to add rhinestones to some of the snowflakes (they're are actually disassembled clear rhinestone brads) with glue dots, and then I placed another glue dot just below each one.
  • Another piece of Night of Navy served as a backdrop for my tree. I paper-pierced a border and attached it to the window sheet with more glue dots.
  • The tree, from Season of Joy, was heat embossed using Silver powder, snipped out, and attached to the card using dimensionals.
  • I isolated the sentiment from the rest of the image on the stamp by coloring directly onto the rubber with a Night of Navy SU marker. I popped it out using the Modern Label Punch and attached it to a frame of Night of Navy (this was created using my Big Shot and the Matchbox die). Another rhinestone in the center of the "o" in "season" finished it off!

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Stamps: Season of Joy (110384)
Ink: Night of Navy (102977), Versamark (102283)
Paper: Night of Navy (100867), Brushed Silver (100712), Bordering Blue (102630), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Matchbox Die (114890), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Paper piercing tool (116631), mat pack (105826), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue dots (103683), Clear Rhinestone brads (113144), Seasonal Pieces Window Sheets (115706), Modern Label Punch (116630), Heat Tool (100005), Silver Embossing Powder (109131), Ticket Corner punch (107214)


Kris Kilcoyne said...


I absolutely love the snowflaked window sheets.

Patti said...

Your color combo is bomb! Very nice job. Luv those rhinestones taken from the brads. Super elegant!

Gina Shaw said...

Wow! I love this card, Carrie. Stunning! And your directions are wonderful. I love the tip using glue dots above and below the window sheets on the rhinestones. Very, very helpful!

Mary Fish said...

Clever isolation of the sentiment. Such a pretty card for the holidays. Hugs, Mary

Patti said...

Hey, love your new banner, too! Way creative!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your is soooo pretty. I can't wait to try the window sheets.

Tiffany said...

Amazing card Carrie! I just love it.

Your blog looks great too!

Melissa said...

WOW! I really really love those colors together! It SO captures the season! Gorgeous!