Dec 05 2013

CCMC280 Evergreen

This week we have a FUN color challenge for you over on Create with Connie and Mary.  Perfect for the holiday season.  But wait…does that layout look familiar?  Yes!  It's the sketch that I used for my Thanksgiving card last week!  I liked it SO much, I wanted to make a Christmas card version, too.  And, the stamp set I wanted to use for this color challenge worked perfectly with the sketch!  Double score!!!

I love how easy it is to use the two-step stamp, Evergreen (still available on the carryover list!)  For this one, the top layer of Gold Embossing really makes it SPARKLE and SHINE!


CCMC281 Evergreen

Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Night of Navy cardstock, folded in half.
  2. I added a 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 panel of Night of Navy Printed Patterns DSP in the background, rounded the top right corner, then added a 1/2 x 4 1/2 strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper next to it.
  3. I stamped the tree from Evergreen with Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, then embossed over it with Gold Embossing Powder and the second image.  I rounded the bottom left corner with the Corner Rounder Punch.  This panel is popped up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. I added a Champagne Glimmer Star to the top.
  5. I punched the Glimmer Paper with the Artisan Label Punch, then stamped the greeting from Petite Pairs in Night of Navy on Whisper White, and punched the large oval to place on top of it.  That also is raised with the Stampin' Dimensionals.

Really, the shine and sparkle on here is SOOOO pretty.  And I really do love this sketch!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with this week's color challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Come play along!


8 People have left comments on this post

Dec 5, 2013 - 07:12:29

Very nice Connie how you added Glimmer Paper plus the embossing!

Dec 5, 2013 - 08:12:39
Lisa Young said:

Great idea to use last week's sketch. It is definitely a keeper! Love all the glitter and shine. It makes such an elegant Christmas card.

Dec 5, 2013 - 08:12:52
Deb said:

Love how regal this looks! The embossed layer really makes it sparkle! And I love how you added the glimmer paper! Just beautiful!

Dec 5, 2013 - 01:12:42
Doris said:

Elegant and beautiful.  Love the colour combo, and you've made that layout work perfectly for this card. 

Dec 5, 2013 - 02:12:53
TX JennyWren said:

Love this card!!  beautiful


Dec 7, 2013 - 07:12:41

A beautiful card!  I love how you used the Glimmer Paper as well as the embossing!  Another great card with this sketch too!

Dec 10, 2013 - 12:12:33

I absolutely LOVE your card Connie!  The tree looks gorgeous in gold!

Dec 10, 2013 - 07:12:31
Lisa Martz said:

Beautiful!  And easy!  Love the embossing combined with the glimmer paper!