Good morning, and Happy Thanksgiving (if you’re in the US)! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is “Christmas Time Again”. So I have a… surprise… Christmas card to show you!
The All is Bright Suite is one of my very favorite suites in the Holiday Catalog. And I’ve barely touched it! Crazy. It’s a stunning suite, starting with the fantastic designer series paper.
My card base is Thick Whisper White, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. The skinny mat is Real Red, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″. That GORGEOUS paper with all the gold baubles is a sheet from the All Is Bright paper, cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″. #loveitchopit TIP: Don’t glue down the Real Red and DSP yet, or you’ll have to take your card apart at the end like I did.
I stamped the Merry Christmas and the swirls from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Versamark on Whisper White, then heat embossed with gold embossing powder and the Heat Tool. You can get these stamps by themselves or you can get them in a bundle with beautiful matching thinlits (I’ve put both options in the supply links at the bottom of the post). I cut the sentiment out with a Layering Circles framelit, then layered that on top of a Gold Foil Sheet, also cut with a Layering Circles framelit.
I glue dotted a folded piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine to the back of the circle, then covered the circle in Dimensionals. Before I stuck down the sentiment, I looped some Gold Mini Sequin Trim around the center of the card and held that in place with glue dots. I stuck down the sentiment and wrapped the baker’s twine over the top of the card and glue dotted it to the back of the red layer. Then I glued the red layer down to the card base. I tied a bow with the Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon and stuck that to the card with a glue dot, then added gold sequins to the card with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!
Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!
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