Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Carols of Christmas Sneak Peek

Programming note! Because many of the Control Freaks earned the incentive trip to Thailand and were gone this past week, the Tour de Freaks has been moved to July 29th. See you then!

Here is another little sneak peek at the Carols of Christmas stamp set (wood or clear-mount), which will be available either alone, or with the coordinating dies starting next month. Stampin' Up! will be offering them as an Early Release, so you can get it a whole month before the holiday catalog comes out!

Have you started your holiday cards yet? No? Well, don't feel bad, I haven't either! That is something I hope to remedy starting with this card. It's easy to duplicate and produce in multiples, so I think this might be one of the cards I send this year.

The background is very subtly heat embossed with clear snowflakes on white from the Colorful Seasons bundle. The greeting is from Carols of Christmas, also heat embossed in white on Night of Navy.

You know how I love snowflakes, so the snowflake dies in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits were the perfect addition for a dimensional effect!

Here's the "How To"
 Snowflakes: Whisper White scraps
 Greeting: Night of Navy 3" x 3-7/8"
 Background: Whisper White 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"
 Card base: Whisper White Thick 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored & folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Rub Embossing buddy all over background and greeting panels. Using VersaMark ink, stamp snowflakes randomly on background. Cover with clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with heat tool until shiny.
  2. Using VersaMark in, stamp greeting on navy cardstock so greeting is a little toward the right (leaving room for snowflake). Cover with white embossing powder, tap off excess and heat with heat tool. Adhere to background approximately 5/8" from bottom.
  3. Wrap ribbon around top and bottom of navy panel and adhere ends to back. Adhere backgound to card base.
  4. Die cut the two snowflakes. Attach smaller flake with liquid glue. Attach larger flake with liquid glue only on parts that cover the greeting panel and ribbon, leaving top half free.
  5. Add rhinestones.
Note: The Carols of Christmas can't be ordered yet, so it isn't listed in the products list. Be sure to Pin it on Pinterest so you can find it later when you do have it available!

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  1. So pretty, Cindy!! I love the Navy and white!!I love how you used Carols of Christmas stamp. Beautiful!!


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