Fun Sparkly Christmas Cards

Christmas cards are fun to create and the sparkly ones and my favorites.

Hello everyone!

As we are all in the midst of celebrating Christmas in July, I am here sharing two cards I created using the Spellbinders latest release dies and stamps.

First Card

Focus

The Focal point for my first card today is this cute elf holding lots of Christmas presents. Who wouldn’t want a lots of presents right? The fun part is that it’s leg swings side to side. To create this cute elf I used the Shopping Spree Etched Dies from the Be Merry Collection. I cut out all the pieced from red card-stock and light blue card-stock. When assembling the pieces together I made sure to alternate the colors. After I finished arranging all the pieces together I doodles some stripes and circles on some of the presents.

Sparkly Background

For the background of this card I wanted it to be really sparkly. So I stamped a light blue card-stock panel with All over snowflakes background stamp from Simon says stamp using Unicorn white pigment ink and poured sparkling clear embossing powder. As pigment ink stays wet for a while I was able to emboss this beautiful background. I heat set it to achieve the fun and sparkly snowy background for my card.

Sentiment

For the sentiment of this card I cut a white card-stock in a curve with a pair of scissors so it would look like a snow bank. I then stamped it with one of the sentiment from the stamp set Home for Christmas Sentiments Clear Stamp from the Be Merry Collection.

I then matted the background panel on a black card-stock, foam mounted my elf and the sentiment strip. For the finishing touches I added some flowers and leaves and some sparkly snowflake sequins.

Second Card

My second card uses the Special Delivery Etched Dies from the Tis the Season Collection. This die creates this fun car and the heap of presents that you can either put on top of it or elsewhere.

The Focus

The main focus of this card is this car but also the frame around it makes it stand out more. I cut out the pieces of the car with red card-stock and the presents with pattern paper that matches my project. For extra interest I added the strings and the elements in the car with sparkly gold card-stock and also the vellum layer to mimic a snow bank on the back of the frame.

Background

I created the background the same way as I did on my first card besides I didn’t add the sparkling embossing powder on this one.

Sentiment

The sentiment for this card comes from the same stamp set Home for Christmas Sentiments. This time I stamped the “Warm Wishes” on red card-stock and embossed it using white embossing powder. Cut it into a strip and added it towards the bottom of the rectangle frame.

The frame and the red holiday car are all popped up on my panel using foam tape.

For the finishing touches I added some stickles droplets and some snowflake sequins from my stash.

This finished my second card. Hope you get inspired to create fun and sparkly Christmas cards like these.

Hugs

Jyoti

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The Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection

I was so excited when I opened the package from Spellbinders and received Becca Feeken’s dies from the latest Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection. I received two sets of dies and one stamp set.

These are the three Happy Anniversary cards featuring Spellbinders dies.

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing with these intricately designed dies by Becca.

My first set of cards are created uisng the Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken.

First Card

I bought these beautiful pattern papers when I visited Michael’s with my mom and she really liked these papers, insisting I should buy them. I thought these would work perfectly with Anniversary cards and especially these beautifully designed dies. The teal and pinks and all the gold foiling on these pattern papers are so pretty.

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

I cut out all the layers of these dies from the different pattern papers I chose to use on these projects. Then, I mixed and matched the different layers.

For my first card, I used the pink dotted panel for the background and the circle behind the sentiment. The beautiful filigree was cut with Neenah card-stock in 110 lb. weight. Behind that is the layer with large pattern.

The sentiment which says Happy Anniversary was cut with the matte gold card stock which has become one of my favorite metallic card stocks lately.

Second Card

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

For my second card, I used the striped pattern paper for the background and the pink dotted one for the circle piece behind the filigree piece. The pretty foiled teal paper for the circle was perfect. It was too busy for the sentiment to show, so I added a layer of vellum circle on top to mute the noisy pattern. There you go! Now the sentiment just pops against the vellum backed piece.

I used the gold filigree design on this card.

Third Card

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

I loved this die so much I had to create one more card. This one is special. It has an extra shaker element to it. I used the floral foiled pattern for the background. As I was planning on making a shaker card I didn’t need any other layers but just the filigree piece with the sentiment. I skipped the circle die this time. So instead of separating the sentiment from the filigree piece, I left the sentiment onto it. I could easily add a piece of acetate behind the sentiment and made it pop with two layers of foam tape so that my shaker elements would move freely behind the window.

Some beads and star sequins were used from my stash for the shaker element. I was overjoyed when I realized I had just the right sequin mix that matched my project perfectly.

This one is my favorite of all three. How about you? Let me know what you think!

The other die I received was this Forever in our Memory Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

I created two cards with this die.

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

First Card

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

This card is a 5 by 7 card. These dies work perfectly with the A7 card front, so I decided to create one with this die. I cut a panel of peachy pink card stock and embossed it using Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves Embossing Folder. This was for my background. I used a pattern paper cut with the shadow layer of this die so that the embossed background would show. The swirly part of this die cut was cut once with an olive green card stock and once with a gold card stock. I layered the olive piece on top of the gold piece, slightly offsetting it so that only a little bit of gold peeked through. The Forever in our memory sentiment was also created the same way.

Second Card

I created the second card using this die as a shaped card. I haven’t created a shaped card in a long time, but these dies presented a perfect opportunity for me to create one today.

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

As simple as it is, I cut the layers with pattern paper and the pink and olive green card stocks and layered them on top of each other. For the card base, I used the shadow layer of this die and partially cut the folded card base so that just a little bit of the fold was uncut.

I adhered some gold pearls where ever it looked appropriate on the card front and called it done. The pink piece on the back is an envelope for this card I made using an envelope punch board.

The third product I received was this beautiful stamp set called Beautiful Inside Out sentiments. This stamp set has 7 sentiments that goes with all the dies that Becca created for this collection. You can use these sentiments in the inside of the cards or the outside, hence the name “Inside Out Sentiments”.

Card featuring Spellbinders' Beautiful Inside & Out Sentiments.

For the last but not least card today, I used one of the sentiments from this stamp set for the outside of the card.

My color palette for this card was somewhat the same as the last two cards I made using the Forever in our Memory cards: pink and olive green.

The Background

I used the floral pattern paper for the background. Then, I embossed the olive green card stock piece which was embossed using the Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves Embossing Folder.

The Tag

I used one of the dies from the Forever in our Memory Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken to create this tag. I just had to punch a hole on the top with a hole punch.

You can see how I stamped one of the sentiments with Ranger Archival Ink in jet black on the tag. If you are thinking how I made the gold borders, they are cut using the die from Arched A2 & Slimline Card Creator – Small Die of the Month.

The Flowers

The main beauty of this card are the dimensional flowers that I created using the dotted pink pattern paper. This is Button and Daisy Chrysanthemum Etched Dies from Susan’s Autumn Flora by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.

If you would like to see other cards made using these dies, click here.

This was my final card for today. I hope this inspires you.

Hugs,

Jyoti

Here is the link to all the products released this month in this collection:

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#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 2

card made using spellbinders dies

Hello and welcome.

I have recently started this series of card-making challenge I call Jyoti is inspired by Pinterest on Instagram. Where I pick a picture I like from Pinterest and try to recreate that in the form of a handmade greeting card using the supplies I already own.

I loved the response I received from the 1st challenge. Only a few of my crafty friends on Instagram participated in my fun journey of inspiration and crated their version of cards from my Inspiration. But I thank each of you who even thought that was a fun idea.

I am presenting my second challenge in this series.

Here’s my Card for today

Actually I have two cards I created with one watercolor background.

Inspiration:

The inspiration picture I picked for this challegne that I posted on my Instagram story is:

For this card I used Prima watercolors on a Strathmore watercolor paper panel using blues and greens. Layered the watercolors with splatters and random dots. Dried each layer completely before I proceeded with another layer on top. Finally I was happy with the result. Then I picked my leaf dies from Spellbinders Small and Large Dies of the Month. Arranged them on the watercolorded panel and cut it out using the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

This first card is the negative piece after die cutting the leaves out of it. I didn’t want it to go to waste. So I cut it with a stitched rectange die and turned it into a card. It turned out beautiful.

For the second card I arranged the die cut leaves on a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of navy card-stock from recollection.

I loved how this turned out. As each leaf is different in color from each other it looks more organic. I loved how the die cuts just pop on the navy card-stock.

I did not put any sentiments or any embellishments on these cards. Because I like when you can add sentiments on cards as you need them.

Finally these panels are attached to an A2 size top folding card bases make with Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock.

If you guys want to participate in my challenge please tag me in the social media. I would highly appreciate it.

If you are interested in the first inspiration I posted a few days ago here is a link to the post.

#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 1

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Jyoti

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Christmas Card Using Spellbinders dies

Hello Everyone! Hope you’re doing great. Today’s card features the Spellbinders’ large die of the month for the month of November,2018.

Here’s my card for today.

spellbinder's die

The Focal Point:

I only used one out of the set of amazing dies that came in my November 2018 large die of the month subscription. This die cuts the window for the Christmas tree with the garland around it and Christmas ornaments. The sparkly green paper backing is just so pretty. And the red rhinestones for the ornaments add extra touch to the otherwise clean and simple Christmas card.

The card base is 110 lb. heavyweight card stock. The top panel is mounted on foam tapes for extra dimension.

Sentiment:

The sentiment on this card is from old Simon Says Stamp stamp set I bought with one of their card kits. This is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed using gold glitter embossing powder.

The Card Base:

The card base is again heavyweight card stock cut to 5 and a half by 8 and a half and scored to make a standard A2 size card.

 

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