Night of Navy Star of Wonder Christmas Card

For today’s card I have gone a bit more in depth with techniques as I wanted to get a bit messy. I should have picked a different day though turning up to pick your daughter up from pre-school with blue hands is perhaps not the best idea.

I started with some glossy cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 9.5cm and Night of Navy, Island Indigo and Pool Party inks and some craft sponges. Firstly I took the Night of Navy ink and sponged a circle in the middle of the card and then blended it out just a little. I next took the Island Indigo and went round the Night of Navy circle and blended outwards. Taking the Pool Party ink I then filled in the remaining cardstock with ink, blending together as much as I could. When this had dried for around a minute I took the Night of Navy ink again and sponged over the whole cardstock. What you are left with is an inked background which is darker in the middle and then goes lighter towards the edges.

While the inked background was drying I cut out the silver foil layer which measures 14cm x 10cm and then die cut the large detailed star from the centre, this was so I didn’t waste any foil.  I then die cut the large star outline in Night of Navy and glued the silvers stars onto them using the fine-tip glue.

Once the inked background were dry I took my embossing buddy and rubbed it all over the cardstock. I next inked up the large swirl in Versamark ink and stamped two swirls diagonally across the centre. I also added a greeting to the bottom right corner in Versamark. I then heat embossed all the images with white embossing powder.

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To complete the card I took a card base measuring 21cm x 14.5 cm, scored and folded at 10.5cm and adhered the silver layer and then the inked layer. The stars were added with Stampin’ Dimensional’s.

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For the inside of the card I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 14cm x 10cm and stamped the large swirl at the bottom in Night of Navy. I also added the greeting “May you Season be Peaceful and your New Year be Bright”.

I really enjoyed making this card, so much so I’ve now made ten of them so I have a nice stack ready for my Christmas cards, only problem was I have a very temperamental heat gun, so the embossing took a whole afternoon!

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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Star of Wonder, Star of Night Christmas Card

For today’s card I’ve gone for a more traditional feel using a black, white and silver colour scheme and some of the music paper from the Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper.

I took a Basic Black card base and embossed the greetings in silver in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the card. Make sure you use  the embossing buddy to avoid extra marks on your card.

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To make the background piece I cut a piece of the dsp to 10.5cm x 8cm, then ripped  the top and  bottom  diagonally across to create rough edges. Take the Versamark pad and run it along these edges and then emboss with silver powder.

To make the focal point of the card cut out the outline star shape from the Starlight Thinlits in vellum and the largest detailed star in Silver Foil stuck on to the multipurpose adhesive sheet, then stick the two stars together. To finish off the card front take some silver metallic thread and wrap in round your fingers to create a large loop. stick this onto the card front using small amount of tear and tape to adhere, behind where the star will go.  Add the star to the top of the silver loops and the card front is complete.

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To complete the inside of the card I took a piece of whisper white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Then take the Basic Black archival ink and stamp the large detailed star image in the bottom right corner.

Thank you for joining me today, tomorrow’s card will feature the Snowflake sentiments stamp set from the new autumn/winter catalogue.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Blue & Silver Star Spirit Christmas Card

For today’s card I chose a more traditional colour scheme for a Star themed card featuring blue and silver. I love how this card turned out, the swirly stripe die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits looks so striking in the silver and indigo and really makes the card “pop”.

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I took a Whisper White card blank and stamped the front all over with Pool Party using the second smallest star in the Star of Light stamp set.

To create the stripe I took some Silver Glimmer paper and some Island Indigo cardstock and stuck them onto the Multipurpose sheets. I then laid the silver wave across the middle of the card. To fill in the wave take the Island Indigo offcuts from the second die cut and fill in the gaps in the silver wave.

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To make the focal point of the card cut one of the largest scalloped ovals in Island Indigo and one of the largest ovals in Whisper White.  Take the small detailed star die and cut out of Silver Foil, stick this to the centre of the Whisper white oval.

Take the Pool Party ink and use the triangular line stamp around the star to create a glow effect. Take the greeting “A little Christmas Spirit brightens all the World” and stamp at the bottom of the oval in Island Indigo.

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Adhere the oval to the middle of the card and finish off the card with a pool party enamel star.

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To finish off the inside of the card I added some of the smallest stars to the top left and bottom right corners of the card base. Here’s the finished card again:

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Hope you enjoyed today’s project, pop back tomorrow for a more traditional inspired star Christmas card.

 

Sugarplum Swirl Star Christmas Card

To start off my Christmas cards this year I pulled out the Star of Light stamp set, which ironically was one of the sets I last used before my summer break. I started with a simple card featuring a little simple stamping and two of the dies from the Starlight Thinlits die set.

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First I stamped the detailed star in Rich Razzleberry onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. I then cut this out using the largest outline die. I also cut out the small detailed star in Rich Razzleberry, which was stuck onto the multi-purpose sheets which makes it super easy adhere to the Sweet Sugarplum star.

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Next I took a strip of Whisper White measuring 14.5cm x 6cm and stamped two of the large swirls in Sweet Sugarplum and then stamped the “Merry Christmas” greeting at the bottom of the strip in Rich Razzleberry.

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I then took the Ticket Tear border punch and created a border strip in Sweet Sugarplum 14.5cm long for each side of the white panel. I then adhered this to a card base in Rich Razzleberry and then used Stampin’ Dimensional’s on the back of the Sweet Sugarplum star, here is the finished card front:

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For the inside of the card I cut a piece of Whisper White card measuring 14cm x 10cm and just stamped the large swirl in Sweet Sugarplum.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my first Christmas card of 2017, check back tomorrow and the rest of this week for more cards featuring Stars and Snowflakes.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

Dragonfly Dreams Meets Star of Light

Hi Everyone,

If your anything like me then you are always looking for new ways to use stamp sets, I think this is particularly true for the Christmas themed sets which don’t get all year round use. Star of Light is a great example of a Christmas themed stamp set which can easily be used anytime of year and stars are a fairly versatile image.

For today’s card I took the large swirl stamp which is my favourite from this set and combined it with stamps from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

Here is the card I came up with:

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I chose to use Smoky Slate for the swirls and the little stars, which also come from the Star of Light set as I wanted to keep the background fairly pale.

I stamped the dragonfly wings with Wisteria Wonder and then stamped the whole dragonfly outline in Perfect Plum.

I added a greeting in the bottom left corner in Perfect Plum again and the card is done, quick simple and lovely.

Hope you like this card, do you have any more ideas for the Star of Light set?

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Pool Party Christmas Tree

Today I wanted to create a Christmas card that used a non-traditional colour scheme and had a more modern feel. I chose a colour scheme of Pool Party, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla and paired them up with the Twinkle Trees Stamp Set.

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I love how this turned out and can see myself making a Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum version. The greeting which I think works really well on this card comes from the Star of Light stamp set.  I added a little ribbon to the edge but think the design could work just as well without.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

Candy Cane Lane Village Card

Today’s card was made using the Candy Cane Designer paper as a focus and was super quick to make. I took the paper with the little gingerbread houses and cut three out to form the main focus point.

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The background was created using the Softly Falling Textured embossing folder and some Whisper White cardstock. I then finished the card off with some of the gorgeous stitched grosgrain ribbon in real red and a greeting from the Star of Light stamp set which has been cut out using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x