I just love looking through blogs of other Stampin' Up! demos. It is a great way to get inspiration for my cards so I will admit that the use of the Champagne Glitter as the "sand" for the Come To Bethlehem image is not my idea. I saw a beautiful card using both those things on Lisa Foster's blog and was inspired to create this card. The process of using someone else's idea as a jumping off point for your project is called CASEing with CASE being an acronym for "Copy And Self-Express." To see Lisa's card, click here to go to her blog. You will see how I adapted my card to accommodate the supplies I had. It's okay if you like Lisa's card better.
This card was one I actually made back in October but I haven't had a chance to post it yet. I did do a variation of it for a Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack, see my October 31 Post. I created 3 different versions of this card. So you can see the variation on the theme of my first card.
The first card from the left is done as a 1-layer card. I made a card out of Very Vanilla card stock and did my stamping and applied the glitter. This is something to consider if you will be making a lot of them and also if you will be mailing them as it is quick to make and will be light enough to not require extra postage. The card in the middle was done by making a card out of Early Espresso card sock, stamping the image on a 4 x 5-1/4 inch piece of Very Vanilla and after stamping and applying glitter, I adhered it to the Early Espresso Base. The card on the right is the version seen above. This one is is made by making a card out of Early Espresso card stock, rolling the Musical Note wheel using Soft Suede Ink on the Crumb Cake card stock. I attached the ribbon doing and adhered the image panel to the base. I stamped the image and first Oh, come let us adore him on a piece of vanilla card stock and distressed it by sponging on some Soft Sweet ink. I added the Basic Rhinestone to the star and adhered that piece to a 1/8" bigger piece of Early Espresso and then attached it to the card.
I recently started working at a department store for the holidays and it has severely cut into my crafting time. While the extra money will be helpful, I do not like not having the time to play with my "toys." Since I have no new projects to post, I have neglected my blog for a while but I hope to post at least once a week.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and check back again next week for a new post.
Stamps: Come To Bethlehem set, Music Notes Wheel.
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede,
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Sponge, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Champagne Glitter, Basic Rhinestones.
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