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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card

Hello, time for another Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge blog hop with the design team girls around the world. I really look forward to seeing what they are up to each week. For today's card I have gone for a very traditional Christmas card, using one of my favourite techniques to add sparkle. Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a perfect set for a traditional Christmas card. You can link to all of the products I have used from my Online Stampin' Up! store by using the scrolling links at the end of the post.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My base cardstock is the Under the Tree Speciality DSP, which is a fabulous weight to use for Christmas cards. It has patterns of traditional Crumb Cake with either Early Espresso, Garden Green or Cherry Cobbler on one side, and white on Crumb Cake on the reverse, which is perfect for the inside of cards.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

To achieve the sparkly panel, I:

  1. Stamped the image using Mossy Meadow (and stamped off a couple of times around the main image).
  2. I then cut the panel to the size I wanted it, and covered the whole panel in Versamark ink applying the ink pad directly to the stamped panel.
  3. I then sprinkled Stampin' Up!'s Heat and Stick powder over the whole image and shook off the excess.
  4. I heated tat with my Heat Tool and while it was still hot, I sprinkled Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds over the top.
  5. Finally I shook off the excess glitter, and then gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to set it (just a very quick blast - maybe 10-15 seconds over the whole image).

I have used the three little words Peace, Love and Joy from the many Merry Stars stamp set. These were stamped in Early Espresso onto scraps of the DSP.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Finally I tied a combination of Cherry Cobbler sheer linen ribbon, lace and linen thread with some wood veneer leaves to finish the card.

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree for a Sparkly Christmas Card for Stamping and Blogging SB81 by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB81

Now it's time to check out what the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls have done with today's sketch:

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Thanks for visiting today. If you would like to check out any of the products I have used in today's project, just click on the links below my signature. See you back here again soon!

Claire

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Marine

So sparkling and beautiful ! I didn't know this technique, thanks for sharing Claire !

Amy Koenders

I love that glittery panel Claire! You background designer papers are wonderful too. Those little wooden embellishments top off your card perfectly!

Lee

I love this technique too. I need to revisit it. Thanks for refreshing my memory with this gorgeous card.

Sandi MacIver

ah, and one of my favorite techniques as well and it turned in to the loveliest of Christmas cards, thanks so much for sharing it.

Shelagh Freemantle

Beautiful !!! Such a old time Christmas feel ! And that tree ....wow

Patrice

Gorgeous card :-) love the combination of the ribbon, lace, linen thread and leaves, looks fantastic.

Michelle Last

WOW what a lovely glittery tree and so nice to see Lovely as a tree make an appearance. The peace love and joy sentiments are just darling, great card Claire xx

Donna Wakefield

Simply WOW. Love all the textures and the glitter panel is awesome.

Caro

This is by far the most classic Stampset I know of Stampin' Up! and you make me want to buy it.
Love the glitter, the colour combination, the details, love your card!!

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