Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's a Razzleberry Christmas!

Happy Wednesday, stampers!

I'm just popping by today to show you a card I created recently for a swap I participated in. The group of swappers are ALL from the SU! Rising Star ranks over the years and I must say, these ladies are fabulous stampers. No wonder they earned a Rising Star position in their first year as demonstrators!

My card is one of my favorite sizes, 4 1/4 square. I've used the Rich Razzleberry cardstock for my base and stamped it at the top left and bottom right corner with one of the stamps from the NEW Serene Snowflakes set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. YOU will be seeing a LOT of this stamp set this season. Not only is it Gorgeous, but so easy to work with too! For this card, I stamped the corners with Rich Razzleberry ink which gives a tone on tone effect, subtle, but a lovely accent on the card.

The next layer is Brushed Gold cardstock cut at 3 1/4" square and I've layered it with a piece of Very Vanilla cut at 3" square. The Very Vanilla layer is stamped with two more of the images from Serene Snowflakes, this time using Gold Encore ink. You can heat emboss this ink, but I chose not too, allowing the shine to be more of a matte gloss. It does take longer to dry completely though. As you can see, I've added some Rich Razzleberry ink to the edges of this layer with my Stampin' Sponge to give it a little 'pop' from the gold cardstock. Once these two layers were adhered together with SNAIL adhesive, I wrapped them with Gold Elastic Cord for an accent.

(My Swap cards didn't have the cording, only because I didn't have enough for EVERYone, so I left it off. It was pretty without it though!)

The close up photo shows the greeting, which was pretty simple. I've punched a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock with the Modern Label punch and used the Word Window punch to create the Merry Christmas greeting on Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the words first in Rich Razzleberry then punched it out - much easier to line it up that way! The greeting comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, which if you are a frequent stamper with me, you've seen a lot of lately! It's one of the MUST own stamp sets from the new Idea Book and Catalog. After sponging more Rich Razzleberry on the vanilla cardstock, I SNAILed the pieces together, added Stampin' Dimensionals to the back and mounted it to the card front.

The entire Brushed Gold layer was mounted to the card base with more Stampin' Dimensionals and there you have it! A simple but elegant Christmas card! Just add a piece of 4" square Very Vanilla cardstock to the inside and you have great cards to send to everyone on your list!

If you are attending my Christmas in September card class on the 26th, you'll be making 2 of these babies along with 8 other cards! Space is filling up, so RSVP soon if you want to be stamping with us!

Have a fabulous day everyone and I'll leave you with my new favorite quote from fellow Rising Star Dawn Byers -

"Everything looks better with Glitter!"



  1. What a beautiful card, Robin! You are going to make me buy this set, aren't you! I was trying to be good (famous last words!) I'm a sucker for snowflake stamps anyway, and this set is so gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful card, Robin! I love this size too!

  3. I love this card! my snowflakes are slowly heading here by truck from Utah...i think i should have them by Wednesday :).

  4. You already know that I love your swap and it looks even better with the gold cord on it!! Thanks for sharing with the added cord!!


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