Midnight Sparkle–Navy Blue Christmas Cards

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The first card I made uses Night of Navy card stock as the base. I stamped it with the swirl from Season of Joy in Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

The main image is the christmas tree from Season of Joy, again stamped in Versamark, heat embossed with Silver embossing powder on Night of Navy card stock. I layered that onto a piece of Silver card stock. Next, I punched a hole at the bottom of that layer with the crop a dile and added a glittered corduroy brad. I just put a large glue dot over the top of the Basic Gray Corduroy Brad and dipped it in Dazzling Diamonds glitter. It’s that easy!

After attaching the brad and adhering the layer to the base with dimensionals, I stamped “sparkle” from Warm Words in Versamark on Night of Navy card stock and heat embossed it using silver embossing powder. Then, I punched it out with the Word Window Punch and layered it with a silver backing made with the Modern Label Punch.

For a little added touch, I took Silver Cord and looped it above the brad, attaching the ends to the back of the Modern Label with glue dots. Finally, I added some dimensionals to adhere it to the card base.

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This next card has a lot of sparkle! The card base here is Not Quite Navy, stamped with the snowflake from Season of Joy in Platinum Shimmer Paint. I also sponged the Shimmer Paint onto the christmas tree image from the same stamp set, stamping it on NQ Navy and paper piercing around the edges. That was layered with Silver card stock.

The sentiment is from Christmas Greetings, stamped in Platinum Shimmer Paint as well. Since the shimmer paint dries so quickly, this card took hardly any time to make and assemble. It’s like getting the look of silver embossing in one easy step!

Snow Buddies

I was really hoping I’d be able to earn this Level 2 stamp set–Snow Buddies–from the Mini catalog and I did! Someone placed an order with me and it bumped me up to the level 2 set.

This is a pretty simple card, but I’m trying to make it simple for Christmas cards because we all know how hard it is to have to make 50 complicated cards around the holidays–practically impossible.

I tried to use different colors than I normally use this time. I actually used Ballet Blue card stock and ink! I’ve never used Ballet Blue anything before. The images are stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White, colored in with Watercolor Pencils and blended using the Blender Pen. Again, to make it simple, I only colored a few spots on each snowman, just to give it enough pop.

The snowflakes are stamped in Baja Breeze and Ballet Blue ink. The sentiment is from Christmas Greetings, stamped in Ballet Blue and Not Quite Navy on top (I used the Stampamajig to get the correct placement). Along the side, I used a strip of Not Quite Navy card stock edged with the Scallop Edge Punch. The top layer is adhered to the base using dimensionals. Card base is Ballet Blue and Bashful Blue.

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