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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9 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland”
Oh, love the silver embossing against the navy background — very stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!
Hi Nancy, I did get this set and haven’t used it yet! This inspires me to get it inky! Love the pewter embossed trees and the softly falling snow! Great tip on the foil too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!
Awesome Christmas card, love how you used the stamps on your card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.
Those trees are stunning embossed in silver! I’ll have to give that a try.
Beautiful card! The silver embossing works so well on the navy.
Oh my goodness, your card is so elegant. I love those beautiful trees.
Beautiful card! Love the embossing of the trees and very striking against the dark blue background! 🙂
A very beautiful card, so calm and serene
Oh my this is stunning and so elegant! I love this stamp set! Thank you for playing at Merry Monday!
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