Stampin Up Holly Jolly Greetings Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop:

Hi Stampers,  Here we are together again for our Thursday Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  The Holidays are just about around the corner and I am still busy buying and wrapping gifts.  I had my wisdom teeth pulled on Monday so I am laying low for a couple of days.  But I love stamping and a few teeth won’t keep me down from doing what I love.  Today was a color challenge and I have to be honest, I struggled with this color combination.  I love gold for the Christmas season but the black threw me for a loop.  Well after much thought, I decided to redo a card I did at my stamp a stack class to try out the combo first before I started experimenting with other designs.  Well, what can I say, I loved the card so much I had to use it.  It is stunning in these colors and I hope you like it too.

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Here is the color challenge:

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Stampin Up Holly Jolly Greetings:

 

Stampin Up Holly Jolly Greeting card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

 

Here is the recipe for the card:

Card base: Basic black 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

Gold foil mat: 4 x 5-1/4

Art piece: Whisper white: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8  I gold embossed the snow flakes  with versa mark ink and gold emboss powder, the little stars were stamped in black ink.

 

More Details:

The Christmas Ball:  cut with the 2-1/2 inch circle punch and embossed with the softly falling EF. I kept the dots heavy at the bottom of the ball the light amount of dots towards the top.  It was put on with dimentionals to raise it up and give depth to the card.

The Gold leaves:  cut with the festive flower punch in the gold glimmer paper.  I added two gold bows for more glam.  One in the 1/8 inch gold ribbon and one in the gold cord trim from the holiday catalog.  A few pearls were added for more shimmer.  oh and don’t forget the gold ribbon to hang your Christmas ball from.  I am not sure if the photo shows the sparkle but this card really glimmers in the light.

More Details:

Stampin Up Holly Jolly Greetings card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

The sentiment was cut from another piece of the gold glimmer paper using the Christmas greeting thinlits.  The banner was stamped with versa mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The stamp set for that was Holly Jolly Greetings and cut with the itty bitty banner’s die.

The Inside:

Stampin Up Holly Jolly Greeting card by Kristi @ www.stampingwithkristi.com

I love when the inside of the card is pretty and stamped too.  I added a gold embossed snowflake and a black Joy sentiment.  Those little holly leaves were free hand cuts and are covering a little flaw.  I love Bob Ross’s phrase “there are no mistakes just happy accidents.” My little leaves are covering a happy accident.

Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this and and do not have a demonstrator?  I would be happy to assist you.  Please click the “shop with me button” and go to my online store or contact me and i would be happy to help you.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here is our Happy Stampers Team:

Click onto the “go to the next blog” to direct you to each teams blog or click onto their name and enjoy this Thursday blog hop.

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto

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Here are the products I used to make this card:

 

Price: $5.25

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12 comments

  1. Amy Koenders says:

    Wow, wow, wow Kristi! This is beautiful! Love the white and gold with touches of black, perfectly done. 🙂 Bummer on the wisdom teeth, hopefully you’re healing quickly!

    • kristi says:

      Thank you so much Patricia, it was fun to do in my stamp a stack class too. It was done in red and white, also very festive.

  2. Mary says:

    Love this, Kristi. It turned out to be absolutely gorgeous!! Wisdom teeth – yuk. I’m sure at one point they had a purpose, but….really?!?! Take advantage of the upside – milk shakes are completely calorie-free in the days after your wisdom teeth are pulled. That’s my story…. 🙂

  3. kristi says:

    Despite the wisdom teeth, feeling pretty good. Making cards is a great, fun distraction. Milkshakes sound pretty good. I have been eating yogurt and cottage cheese, YUM

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