Oct 02 2014

CCMC323 White Christmas

“I’m dreaming…of a White Christmas”…well, no…definitely NOT me.  But this Stampin’ Up! set would really put you in the mood, wouldn’t it?  I must admit.  I bought this set, then stared at it for a month.  Just didn’t know what to do with it!  But, I pulled it out to see if I could get some inspiration.  Today’s Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge seemed like a perfect time to use it!


And here is my card.  Don’t you love the diagonal panel on the front?  Gives it a touch of whimsey!  I also let the All Is Calm Designer Paper do most of the work!


CCMC323 White Christmas

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Sky, folded in half.
  • Ii cut a 3 3/4 x 5 piece of Smoky Slate Printed DSP in the All Is Calm package, then tilted it slightly on the front and cut off the excess at the sides and top.
  • I also cut banners of DSP at 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 and 1/2 x 4, cut a flag end and added them to the front.
  • I stamped a single tree and cardinal from White Christmas stamp set with Black Stazon on Whisper White, then used Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Real Red Markers to color.
  • I stamped the snow flurries image and Soft Sky ink in the sky several times.  I cut it with the Circle Framelit and then layered it on Smoky Slate cardstock.  It is popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For some bling, I used a trio of the Frosted Sequins.
  • I stamped the greeting from White Christmas with Black Stazon in the lower right corner.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Challenge Team over on Create with Connie and Mary to see what they did with the sketch!


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10 People have left comments on this post

Oct 2, 2014 - 08:10:29
Lisa Young said:

Your card is so soft and beautiful. I love that little itty pop of red color in an otherwise soft and serene landscape – cardinals have a way of doing that!

Oct 2, 2014 - 05:10:35
Carol Carriveau said:

Love the snow coming down on the trees and the cardinal and the different colors of the DSP…really wonderful!

Oct 3, 2014 - 12:10:11
Lucy said:

Pretty card Connie!!! STOP dreaming of a White Christmas….I hear Ohio is in for another nasty winter. I only like snow on Christmas Day….the end! 🙂

Oct 3, 2014 - 04:10:16
Bobbie said:

Love this card Connie!! 🙂


Oct 4, 2014 - 10:10:59
Deb said:

Beautiful card! Love the colors and that dsp – so pretty! What a great way to use this set!

Oct 6, 2014 - 08:10:41
Lisa Martz said:

Love it! Cardinals are my favorite bird…we have a little family of them that lives in my burning bush in the back. I love to watch them in the winter! Love the soft colors and then that pop of red for the cardinal.

Oct 6, 2014 - 04:10:49

I like how you added the little bird in you scenery, he really stands out and the layers of DSP look fab!

Oct 8, 2014 - 11:10:05

This is such a beautiful card! I can’t wait to get my hands on this set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Oct 8, 2014 - 11:10:47

I love these colors for Christmas cards! Yes your White Christmas works beautifully with this sketch AND the colors! Love how that little red cardinal brings life and color to the snowscape!

Oct 23, 2014 - 09:10:28
Michelle said:

Lovely card and little scene. Feels almost like a snow globe.