Another Holiday Card

Another Holiday Card

Hello friends! I am up to my eyebrows trying to get holiday cards done! Today's card was a fun way to add another one to my stash for our upcoming cards to family and friends. It was inspired by a few challenges: Color Throwdown #665, Happy Little Stampers October Die Challenge and to make a holiday card with Concord &9th products as we prepare for the Concord & 9th Holly Jolly event.


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To make this card, I started by creating the focal star. I used the stamped turnabout stamp with VersaMagic inks--Sea Breeze, Pixie Dust, Spring Pansy and Pearlescent Purple--to stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock for the color parameters. I added Holographic embossing powder and it stuck to the Pixie Dust (pink) and so I heat embossed it. Then I cut the star with the corresponding die and cut a piece of shiny dark pink/light purple paper and blue paper with the same die and then glued all three layers so we can see all three stars. Next, I stamped the larger turnabout die with Frost VersaMark Dazzle ink on more of the smooth white cardstock and then heat embossed it with the Vintage Pearl powder. After die cutting the star with the corresponding die, I ink blended the whole thing with more of the Pixie Dust VersaMagic ink. I then die cut a piece of gold foil paper with the larger star die and then glued the two larger stars together, again so that we can see both stars. I then glued the smaller stars on top of the larger die.

Next, I turned to the background. I die cut a piece of blue foil paper with an A2-sized stitched rectangular die and then ran it through my die cutting machine again with the Triangle Burst embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp. 




Then I turned to the sentiment. I started by die cutting both the flag and word warm multiple times--the word warm was die cut with the dark pink envelope liner paper (the same paper from one of the smaller stars) and a second piece of light pink paper that I glued toether for a little dimension and strength. This was glued to the blue foil background. The flag was die cut 3 times--once with the same dark pink paper as the word warm. once with more of the same white cardstock used for the two stars, and once with the same light blue paper used for another small star. I stamped the "winter wishes" sentiment from the stamp set onto the white flag with the Spring Pansy VersaMagic ink and then heat embossed with more of the Holographic embossing powder. Then I ink blended the paper with more of the Pixie Dust ink. I then cut the light blue flag in half so I could have it peek out of both the right and left side of the flag and glued them down behind the stamped flag. Finally, I added the dark pink layer so it peeked out of the bottom of the other two flags. This was then glued onto the blue foiled background paper. 

To assemble the card, I added Instant Dimension tape behind the star and added it to the background panel. Next, I glued light pink, white and light blue sequins from Catherine Pooler's Summer City sequin mix around the panel. To finish the card, I added more of the Instant Dimension tape behind the blue card panel and attached it to an A2-sized top folding white cardbase.

Thanks for reading!




Comments

  1. What a wonderfully striking Christmas card, Anna! So many beautiful layers and amazing details went into this gorgeous creation. I love the beautiful colours as a break from the tradional. Well done! Thanks so much for sharing at HLS Dies Challenge. Stay safe! :)

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  2. Love all the texture! awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies!

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