Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Christmas Card Club 1: Christmas Star Card

This was the favorite of the 5 designs from my Christmas Card Club Session 1. It features the Christmas Star stamp from our 2013 Single Stamps Holiday Collection, and a greeting from a stamp set called Greetings of the Season (available in wood-mount or clear-mount). You won't find that stamp set in any catalogs, but you can find it with several other holiday items which are only pictured on THIS FLYER.

1) Cut Naturals White* card stock to 4" x 5-1/4". (I highly recommend Naturals White card stock for this project, as its porous nature best facilitates quick drying and best prevents smearing of the Encore Silver Metallic ink--use other card stock at your own risk!)
2) Stamp Christmas Star at top left in Pool Party ink, then at bottom right in Soft Sky ink.
3) Stamp remaining two stars as shown, in Encore Silver Metallic ink, and set layer aside to dry.
4) Cut Soft Sky card stock to 4-1/4" x 11", score in half to create a top-fold card that folds over to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
5) Cut a strip of Soft Sky card stock to 1" x 3-7/8".
6) Stamp 'Merry Christmas' from Greetings of the Season stamp set, onto 1" x 3-7/8" strip of Soft Sky card stock, in Midnight Muse. Be sure to stamp the greeting near the left edge of the card stock strip.
7) Using Paper Snips, trim away a 'V' notch from the right edge of the card stock strip, as shown.
8) Using a Sponge Dauber (preferred) or a Stampin' Sponge, sponge the outside edges of the Soft Sky card stock strip/banner in Pool Party ink. Also sponge around the star-stamped 4" x 5-1/4" Naturals White card stock in Pool Party ink.
9) Adhere the strip/banner to the Naturals White layer with SNAIL or liquid glue as shown. TIP: leave glue off the "tails" of the banner, if you would like to bend them upward for dimension.
10) Adhere the Naturals White layer onto the front of the Soft Sky foldover card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
11) Adhere Rhinestone Jewels at center of top left star, and over the dot of the 'i' in Christmas, as shown.
12) Address your Medium Whisper White Envelope, put your card inside, affix appropriate postage--and SEND!

Stampin' Supplies: Christmas Star stamp (available in clear-mount only: 134813), Clear Acrylic Block F (118483) Greetings of the Season stamp set (clear-mount 128033, wood-mount 128030), Naturals White card stock (102316), Soft Sky card stock (131203), Soft Sky ink pad (131181), Pool Party ink pad (126982), Encore Silver Metallic ink pad (132142), Midnight Muse ink pad (126860), Sponge Dauber (102892) or Stampin' Sponge(101610), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Paper Snips (103579), Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301), Stampin' Trimmer (126889).

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1 comment :

  1. I love this card! It is such a pretty use of the star. Thank you for sharing, I'll have to try it out. :)


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