Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday, Another Sparkle of the Season Card

Happy Monday Stampers, Its Alternate Monday time!

What is Alternate Monday???  This means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Sparkle of the Season:

The Recipe:

Card base: Real Red 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Mossy Meadow 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Embossed panel: Basic White  3-3/4 x 5 Embossed with the Timeworn Type EF

DSP strip: Heartwarming Hugs  2-1/4 x 5

The Details:

  • Die cut two Christmas wreaths from the Seasonal Swirl Dies, one in Mossy Meadow and one in Pear Pizzazz
  • Stamp 2 holly branches in Mossy Meadow from the Sparkle of the Season Stamp set onto Basic White card stock
  • Stamp 2 pine branches in Pear Pizzazz from the Sparkle of the Season Stamp set onto Basic White card stock
  • Die cut these stamped images out using the Seasonal Swirls Dies
  • Die cut 3 twigs from the Intricate Leaves Dies in Red Foil DSP (from the Green and Red Foil Pack)
  • Die cut the tiny holly  leaves from the Seasonal Swirl Dies in Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Die cut a Basic White circle from the Layering Circle Die to fit the underside of the wreaths

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set onto a piece of Real Red card stock using Versamark Ink
  • Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder  and then heat set the sentiment
  • Cut the sentiment 5/8  x 3

Putting The Card Together:

  • Adhere the Basic White embossed panel to the Mossy Meadow  mat
  • Attach this to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach your DSP panel strip to the left of the card front with Stampin Seal
  • Glue the two wreaths together using a touch of liquid glue to the Basic White die cut circle
  • Mount the wreath of the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Start arranging your leaves and twigs on the left hand side of the wreath with liquid glue (I stared with the twigs and worked my way from there)

Finishing Touches:

  • Make a small bow from Real Red Shimmer ribbon and adhere it to the middle of the leaf arrangement
  • Tuck in and adhere you sentiment with Mini Dimensionals
  • Add a few Real Red Rhinestones to the wreath and you are done


Here is the card from our Thursday blog hop that inspired this “alternate” look

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These are the products I used to make my card:

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