Sunday, July 12, 2015

Christmas in July

The Happy Little Stampers challenge this month is Christmas and Tree.  Luckily I made good on my promise to start my Christmas cards in July this year so I have a card to use for their challenge.  Okay, this is where I confess I started this card last year at a Stampin Up workshop.  Somehow it didn't look finished to me so I set it aside and just found it as I was cleaning. 

At the workshop we started with a stamp from the enduring Stampin Up Lovely As a Tree set.  We used the dryer sheet technique to make it a glittery snowy day (can you see it in the picture?) and a silver ribbon for embellishment.  To "finish" the card, I cut it down and layered the panel on green because I thought it needed to be grounded.  My friend Lola loaned me a vertical Happy Holidays; if it had been my own stamp, I would have unmounted it and used the Misti.  As it was, I used a positioner but still it was crooked.  I had to cut it off and went with this sentiment from Inkadinkado which is much easier to layer on.

Now can I start some other Christmas cards this month??
Thank you for stopping in.


  1. Yes, I can see the glitter in your photo and I love it! Beautiful use of that Lovely As a Tree stamp! Thanks so much for taking part in our challenge at Happy Little Stampers!

  2. What a beautiful, sparkly card. Love your design with layers of stamped trees. Beautiful finishing details with the silver ribbon and popped up greeting. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  3. What a pretty card Dora. I love the sparkle and texture you achieved here, and it is such a great scene.
    Thanks for sharing with Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
    Carol x