Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dazzling Star Christmas Card in July

Hello my crafty friends, I have another fun Christmas in July card to share with you today.

I used a Kraft card stock for the card Base and distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink.  I Layered a red piece of card stock and a soft tones sheet music pattern paper together, distressing edges with walnut stain ink again.  I cut a ornament tag from red glitter foam from a Spellbinders Holiday Tags die, then cut the same one from the Kraft card stock.  I then embossed the Kraft one, distress inked it and stamped "For You" (Craftin Desert Diva's - Short & Sweet Tags) in black memento ink.  I took some brown ribbon from my stash... actually winnings from my crafty Friend Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces.  I have hoarded this since last year but just recently won again so now that more is on its way I guess I decided to break into it lol.  I hoard some things thinking it has to be the right project or the right time to finally break into it lol.  Anyhow I tied it around the red and music sheet layers and added the tags with red and white twine then tied a bow in the brown over top of the tags.

I cut the Banner from spellbinders Ribbons & Banners die set from red glitter foam.  I then took that same Banner die, I placed it on a piece of white card stock scrap and used a pencil to draw the inner section onto the white scrap... I took that and scanned it in on my scan n cut as a direct cut.... After I had the image scanned I took out the white drawn scrap, and replaced with the Kraft card stock..... On my scan n cut I told it to increase outline to plus .04 and oh I was so happy how well that worked out to layer onto my banner cut!!!  First I stamped "Merry Christmas" (Craftin Desert Diva's - Happy Celebrations) with Black tuxedo ink, then I glued it onto the banner.
Dazzles before I added the red star backgrounds :)
Now to the Stars, which I got so excited about this because they are actually HOTP Dazzles.... I love love dazzles but I hate to hand cut anything so these lovely's have been in my stash for quite some time.... Today I thought I would try cutting backgrounds for them with my Scan n cut... Problem was that the shiny on the dazzles wouldn't let the scan n cut get a good scan.... I thought if I take a star dadazzel and trace around it in pencil then remove dazzle to run just the pencil outline thru...YEAH!!!  And that of course would work but another thought crossed thru my mind.... I checked the preloaded shapes in the machine and the star looked very similar so I measured the dazzles and tried a test cut in white... Woo hooo I was so happy and excited because it was almost perfect fit...Yay!  So I cut both sizes to fit the two stars in red and adhered them both together.  I then cut a star 1/4" bigger than the small one in Kraft card stock.  I glued the big star directly onto the music notes paper, then I added a foam dot then the Kraft star another foam dot and the the small red dazzle star on top.  Then I added some pretty shiny red sequins sporadically around the front of the card.

On the inside.....I will add this later my camera is messing up and I am tired of dealing with it at the moment lol


Caryn said...

Ooh you're getting me in the Christmas mood already! Gorgeous design.
Thanks for playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Sparkle and Shine Challenge!
Caryn xxx

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Very pretty card!!! I love that star! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge! Have a wonderful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Darlene said...

Such a pretty holiday creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS IN JULY’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

JanR said...

Great card! Loving all the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The stars look amazing!! I love how you created them!! The sparkly banner is awesome, too!! I totally understand about hoarding supplies...I do that, too!! Paper, ribbon, you name it :) Love this card my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for linking up at PDE Linky Party!
DT Janis

CA Scrapper said...

That is a beautiful card! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Sherrie K. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the way the stars turned out! Fabulous Christmas card:)
Thanks for joining us in the PDE Linky Party!
Sherrie K
PDE DT Member

LauraEva said...

Awesome---that turned out beautifully! Thank you for joining us over on the HIMCR this week!!!

DIANA L. said...

Your card is just beautiful I love the double star the banner is fantastic and I love all your sparkle, your card makes me happy

Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #160 “Christmas in July” Challenge. Have a blessed day

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Eva! This is SO sweet, and super creative as well. I would like to invite you to stop by and share your sweet cards in our FUN Anything Goes challenges. We would LOVE having you play along and link your sweet cards.

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