One of the stamp sets that I am enjoying the most from the 2015 Holiday Catalog is Wonderland. (Stampin’ UP! posted a list of retiring items from the Holiday catalog and this will be retiring. I strongly urge you to add this to your collection before it is gone.) I guess the folks at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge knew that when they challenged us to use Blue, White & Texture to create a Christmas card. The beautiful tree image, heat embossed in Pewter Embossing Powder, shines against the dark blue background. This made me pull out some Midnight Muse cardstock from my retired paper stash! I’m so glad I stocked up on this color before it was retired 🙂 A few snowflakes stamped in White Craft Ink fill in the night sky behind the trees.
The inside was the perfect place to add another sentiment: This sentiment is from the Versatile Christmas stamp set, which is also slated for Retirement.
A touch of shine from the Silver Foil sheets adds the perfect mat layer to showcase the beauty of this card. TIP: To save as much of the foil sheet as possible, I cut a piece to 5″ x 3-3/4″ for my mat layer. Since much of this layer would be covered by the image panel, I cut out a hole 1/2″ in from each edge so I could use the foil sheet that wouldn’t be seen. The Stampin’ Trimmer makes this so easy to do. This is what is looks like from the back:
To see my project on the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, and all the others, click here.
I hope you enjoy this project and will consider making it yourself. Although I used retired colors from my stash, consider using Night of Navy Cardstock and Silver Embossing Powder to recreate this.
To see the list of RETIRING ITEMS – click here.
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