Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Glimmery Christmas

I was so excited to see the challenge at The Friday Mashup!, which is to make a Christmas project with some sparkle.  I am a little tired of fall cards and ready for something new!  I paired it up with this cute sketch from retro sketches:
I had originally started on an ornament, but I just couldn't get it to have the sparkle that I wanted, so I put that aside and started on a card instead.  Cards seem to be my comfort zone lately.  It used to be scrapbook pages.  I need to mix it up a bit and do some 3D's but they seem to take me forever and with the way our schedule has been going lately, I just don't have the time to put into them.
I saw a really cool card by Lesley Hanlon on our demonstrator-only website, Stampin' Connection.  She had stamped some snowflakes and then embossed it with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder.  I thought it looked really cool so I did that here.  I didn't really know where to put my sentiment, so I made a belly band for my ornament by stamping the sentiment, die cutting it with the ornament die, and trimming the top and bottom close to the sentiment. 

Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Gumball Green, Real Red
Tools: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz Die
Accessories: Red and Silver Glimmer Paper


  1. This is beautiful with all the texture. I love your idea of putting a belly band on the ornament. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  2. OMW! I totally want to make this card...what do I need to I frantically look through all the things I have....hehehe!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors you have used and the texture. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  4. Beautiful sketch card…I love all the texture and your ornament!

  5. Love how you've added the sentiment as a strip to your embossed ornament! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup!

  6. LOVE the texture on this and such a great idea on the sentiment!