Friday, October 28, 2011

Stampin' Up! Christmas Greeting Card

I love the way this Stampin' Up! greeting card turned out!  I discovered a new way (or new to me) to use the Stampin' Up! Doily Triple Layer Punch.  The doilies creates beautiful Christmas ornaments! 

To begin the description of the card, I'll start with the pine tree branch.  To make the branch, I cut small strips of Always Artichoke cardstock and snipped down both sides of each strip, leaving an un-cut center line.  I reshaped each of them and snipped off some of the "pine needles".  I used the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker to color some of the needles and the center line.  Lastly, I randomly placed VersaMark ink over selected needles and the center lines and embossed them with Clear Stampin' Embossing Powder.  I think they look real!

The card base is Basic Gray cardstock that is layered with the Silver Glimmer Paper and Cherry Cobbler cardstock that is embellished with VersaMark, clear Stampin' Embossing Powder, and the snowflake stamp from the Delightful Decorations stamp set.

The ribbon at the bottom of the card is Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, and the sentiment, "Thinking of you at Christmas", is from the Beautiful Season stamp set.

Now to the ornaments!  Using the Doily Triple Layer Punch, I punched four doilies for each ornament.  I folded each doily in the center and burnished it with a bone folder.  Using two doilies, I glued together one half of each of the two doilies.  I did the same with the other two doilies, and then I glued the two sets of doilies together to create one ornament.  I think they are so cute!  I used elastic cord to hang the ornaments on the branch.  The cardstock used for the ornaments is the Silver Glimmer Paper and Basic Gray to which I added the Stampin' Up! Silver Fine Galaxy Glitter.  The ornaments will fold down which makes it easy to insert them into an envelope.

I provided a side profile picture so you can better see the three-dimensional ornaments.  Now it's your turn to try them.  If you have questions, email me (addy is in my banner above).
What do you think of the ornaments?  I would like your feedback!
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God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in FL


Susan said...

very nice card & thank you for sharing the punch idea

paper bag create said...

Beautiful card! Love how you made the branches...they look so real! :)

Cherie said...

Your card is awesome! I love how you did the branches! They look so-o real! The ornaments turned out really cool! TFS the way you made this card!

stampinsue said...

Love it! I guess I'm going to have to get this punch, too! I have the flower one but am finding this one appears much more versatile. TRS Bev.

SamieVt said...

Immediately fell in love with this card. The tree branch is amazing and the doily ornament a 'must case'. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Bev for sharing this very beautiful card!! I can't wait to make some for me!! The pine branch really looks real. Thanks and God Bless, Victoria Hanson