Welcome Stampin' Friends!
Every year at convention my group does a swap. This year our swap theme was "card candy". Which means you create a piece of a card, the focal point of the card only. When you swap these then you go home with several pieces that you can now use to create your own cards. So, that is what our group is going to do and at our next group meeting we will share the cards that we have made with our "card candy".
So, I thought I would start with the card candy I made. Here is the piece I made for our swap:
This piece measures 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". I ended up changing the saying to "Jolly Christmas", I thought it would be better for a card. So, here is the card I made with it.
Start with a card base that measures 4-1/4" x 11. Score it at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". Fold the card in half on the score line then fold the front of the card back, creating a "z-fold". You can see it a little better in the photo below...
I also wanted to show you the GLITTERINESS (it is a real word, look in the Stampin' Up! dictionary, right after GLIMMERINESS!) of this card...
I used three different types of glitter on this piece...
1) Dazzling Dimonds adhered with 2-way glue on the penguins belly and the hat and scarf of the bird.
2) Jolly Christmas is stamped with Gumball Green Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.
3)Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was used to make the red berries on the wreath. I also used this to make the orniments red on the Christmas Tree.
Then Rhinestones to top it off, bling and glitteriness, now that is a Jolly Christmas card!!
stamps: no peeking
ink: gumball green, basic black, real red
paper: real red, whisper white, pool party, be of good cheer dsp, summer smooches dsp, sweet shop dsp (retired)
accessories: dazzling diamonds glitter, iridescent ice embossing powder, cherry cobbler dazzling details, basic jewels rhinestones, pool party 3/8" ruffled ribbon, cherry cobbler baker's twine
tools: heat tool, 1/2" circle punch (to punch the corners off the pool party card stock panel), big shot die cutting machine, snowflake embossing folder (retired), simply scored, demensionals, 2-way glue, multipurpose liquid glue, snail adhesive
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