Sunday, November 27, 2011


It's almost December, do you have your holiday cards made and ready to go? This weeks challenge will help you get ready before the mad holiday rush.....make a winter holiday card...Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, First Day of Winter, your entry here using Mr Linky. Your prize this week will be an assortment of a muse|studio papers.

I designed our Christmas cards for this challenge. I am so in love with the Snowglobe die, that I knew I wanted to use it for my cards. My husband wanted something traditionally Christmas, and liked the Holy Night stamp set, so I designed the card around the nativity stamp.

Supplies to make this card:
Holy Night Stamp set
Ink: Winter Sky, Buttercup
Cardstock: Winter Sky, Navy, Latte Woodgrain
Vellum paper
Embossing powder: White, Diamond
Glitter: Diamond
Die: Snow Glove
Impression Plate: Tiny Dots/Medium Dots
3D foam 
Tombow adhesive dots tape runner
sanding block
Big Shot die cutter
Navy twine
Washi Tape
Acrylic Blocks
Spring-Cut Fine-Tip Scissors
Milwaukee Heat Tool

Using Navy card stock, cut the card base, 10" X 3 3/4", fold in half for an A4 card base. 

For show globe: I cut the top of the snow globe in Winter Sky, and ran it through the Big Shot with the impression plate using the tiny dots side. Next I lightly ran the sanding block over the top of the tiny dots to reveal the white core below.  Then I cut the top of the snow globe out of vellum and set that aside. I cut the base of the snow globe out of the latte woodgrain, wrapped Navy twine around and secured it in the back with a small bit of washi tape and set it aside. 
Using the Nativity Stamp from the Holy Night, I stamped it on Navy card stock in Winter Sky ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and cut it out leaving a small edge of navy around the image. Using adhesive adhere the nativity to the winter sky snow globe. Adhere the vellum snow globe over the winter sky with the nativity sandwiched in between. Using quickie Glue Pen apply glue to the stable and area below the nativity, following the sample above. 

Using Buttercup ink, stamp the star in the upper left corner of the navy card base, then emboss with the diamond embossing powder.

Using winter sky ink, stamp the Merry Christmas stamp at the bottom of the card, and emboss with white embossing powder.

Using the 3d foam tape attach the snow globe and snow globe base to the card, and it the card is complete.

Now it's your turn, create a winter holiday card and enter to win my prize of an assortment of a muse|studio card stock. Head on over to our Challenge blog and be inspired! 

If you are in Massachusetts, I live up on the North Shore and would love to share my passion for a muse|studio and stamping with you.....please feel free to email me at I would love to be your A|S consultant!

If you see something you would like, you can order it online through my webstore at or drop me an email and I would be happy to help you out.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome card. Can't wait to try the wood grain base