Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Merry Christmas with a Metallic twist

It is my turn to select the theme over at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges and since we are very close to the Christmas Season I thought a Christmas challenge with a Metallic  twist would be fun!  Christmas is my favorite season of the year; I love the carols, decorations, the food, being with family and friends, but most importantly the Celebration of Christ’s birth!  Please join us and share your Christmas cards that have a bit of metallic glitter!

This card includes metallic ink and two metallic glossy papers plus a little shimmer from Imagine Crafts Vertigo.  The metallic ink floats over the Christmas tree image on a piece of recycled packaging.  The tiny ornaments are created with irResistible Pico Embellisher in Lady Bug.

Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Products:  Craft Mat; StazOn Cactus Green, Forest Green, and Gold; Vertigo in Pebbles; irResistible Pico Embellisher in Lady Bug.

Other:  Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight; Impression Obsession DIE236-N Merry Christmas; Card stock in green, white, metallic gold and metallic gloss red; recycled packaging for window; stamp positioner; die cut machine, Denami Design stamps: Tree and Tree Scribble; temporary, wet, dry and dimensional adhesive.

1.    Die cut parts of the card from green, white, and metallic red card stock.  Spellbinders Labels Eight and Decorative Labels Eight were used in this design.  The fold of the card is lined up just inside the die cut edge to create a shaped card.   The card base is pressure embossed with a tan mat.  Die cut Impression Obsession Merry Christmas from gold metallic card stock. 
2.    Prep window from recycled packaging.  Corners will be trimmed to fit after design is stamped.

3.    Prep stamp positioner with tree and scribe image.  Stamp tree image in Forest Green StazOn towards the top of the white card stock die cut.  This will leave room for the die cut sentiment.  Using a very light hand, place random dots of irResistible Pico Embellisher in Lady Bug for ornaments and set aside to dry.
4.    Align and stamp the tree image in Cactus Green StazOn on the back of the packaging window and let dry.  This will produce a shadow and three dimensionality to the image. 
5.    Flip window over and align and stamp tree scribble in Gold StazOn.  Trim corners of window to fit inside the red metallic card stock frame and adhere.

6.    Place frame and window UNDER Vertigoa and line up Labels Eight to die cut Vertigo frame. Adhere to the back of the red metallic frame and window.
7.    Edge card base with Gold StazOn. 
8.    Line up white card stock with tree image on the card base and adhere. 
9.    Adhere Vertigo, red metallic frame and window with dimensional adhesive.  Adhere Merry Christmas sentiment with wet adhesive.

Do stop on by and enter the Ruby's Rainbow Challenges with your Metallic Christmas card or project!
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


  1. awesome card and great tutorial,dearie!

    Hugs and kisses from germany,
    Silvi xoxo

  2. Lots of lovely seasonal interest on your pretty card Neva and great use of your dies.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

    B x

  3. Fabulous card love the image and bps. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  4. A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. Wow, you really rocked your challenge! Your card is gorgeous, a little art masterpiece! Love the tutorial too!

  6. Beautiful card loving the die cuts, a great challenge thank you
    hugs Shaz x

  7. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy X

  8. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing with A Snowflakes Promise!

  9. Lots of lovely layers! Also like how you layered the stamping for the tree. Thank you for sharing your creative project with us on the Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog.

  10. I love the intricate die cuts, this card is really gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Challenge!

  11. Neva, this is gorgeous! I love the tutorial you provided for us! The sentiment is stunning, too! So happy you joined us at The Challenge this week! XX

  12. A beautiful card Neva! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room~ Hugs, Rebecca

  13. What a fabulous creation! I LOVE the amazing frame and perfect stamping! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  14. Very pretty layers, I love the metallic elements! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions.


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