Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas card swap!

**Leave me a comment below if you'd like a step by step tutorial for the following card and if there is enough interest, I'm happy to put one together!**

I'm so glad to be back into the stamping mood and I'm excited to start making some fun stampin' treats for Thanksgiving and Christmas! I am going to be participating in a bazaar in a few weeks, so it's time to itch that creativity bug bite and start working!! Now that I'm home from our 10 day vacation in mid-October (well, I have been for almost 2 weeks now!), the house seems to have gotten back to normal a bit and we're now in a routine again! I love Halloween...but thank goodness that holiday is over, too!

I'm not going to skip Thanksgiving all together, but I did want to share my swap card I made for our Christmas card swap we did at last night's downline meeting. I hadn't been in my stamp room for a good three weeks, so I was excited to get in there and start creating!! I love the finished product.

Have you seen those easel cards around the web lately? I have overlooked them because they just looked too difficult to make. But I wanted to give myself a challenge and my upline encouraged all of us to bring a swap card using a "new to us" technique, so I went for it!! The longest part was coming up with a design, but after figuring it all out I whipped through them and decided to make eight of them...some for the swap and some to have as leftover for me!

This is one of those cards that mailing them probably will cost you an arm and leg because not only is it square, but it's also a little extra bulky.

Here is the card closed...

And here it is opened...It stays standing because of the bow.
How fun is that?!
This card doubles as a decorative display!

I really wanted to "glitz" it up, so I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the trees and used the Dazzling Details on the grass to make it snow. You might not be able to see in the picture, but I used Shimmer Spray on the white background before stamping. And, of course...I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new silver glimmer paper (snowflake) from the Holiday Mini. It's even more gorgeous "in real life".

Stamp Set: Polar Party

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip (used with Blender Pen), marker - Daffodil Delight

Accessories: 1/2" Old Olive Scallop Dot ribbon, Dimensionals (for snowflake), Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dazzling Details, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip (to attach bow)

Tools: Big Shot, Large Scallop Circle die, Northern Frost Decorative Strip die


Sarah said...

LOVE, LOVE the circle card! So much so it's making me want to make my Christmas cards! :-)

Barbara Stringer said...

Love it and would love to know how to make it.

DawnKathleen said...

Awesome card! Would love a tutorial on how to make it. Thank you for your creativity!

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