Everyone Loves a Little Sparkle

Ha! Another Christmas card, though it’s still getting to 87 degrees every day in SW Florida.  I’m not complaining, though.  That’s why I (and millions of others) moved here. Anyway, in my class yesterday, we made a birthday card, an all-occasion note card, and this Christmas card.  It was a hit, so I thought I’d share it with you.

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The cardbase is 5.5x 8.5 inches, folded in half to make a 4.25x 5.5 inch card.  I used a fabulous Mercury Glass acetate for the background, cut a 3 inch circle from it, and glued it with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I diecut the trees in white and silver glimmer paper, and I diecut the deer three times- twice in navy and once in white.  I diecut the silver circle twice, with circle measuring 2.75 and 3.25 inches- I found it better to cut them separately as it caused less distortion.  I ran a bone folder (you could use the back of a spoon) over the back of the circle to get it nice and smooth. I glued the deer diecuts together with the white on top, and ran that through my diecutting machine with the 2.75 inch circle, so it would fit snugly against the silver circle without having to glue the circle over it. Assemble as shown, first the silver circle, then the trees, and finally the deer.  I didn’t use any glue on the antlers so they stood up a little.  I added my sentiment over a strip of glimmer paper.

I love how the navy behind the deer gives it just a little definition against the trees.  What do you think?

All materials (with the exception of the circle dies, but I have listed the SU equivalent below) are available from my Stampin’ Up! shop- you can get there by clicking Visit My Site on this page, and I appreciate your support.  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stamping!

Michelle

Materials:

Cardstock/specialty papers- Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Sheets, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Ink- Night of Navy

Dies-Snow Globe Scenes, Layering Circles

Stamp- Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set

 

 

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