Oh Holy Night Christmas Card

Welcome back to my blog, this one is for me for a change.  I love playing with my new Christmas Stamps and dies!  I hope I'm not the only one who buys more than I can ever hope to use in one season.  Does that make me a hoarder??  Well, perhaps but I'm OK with that!

For this card I used a beautiful background stamp from The Ton called, Poinsettia Close Up.  I stamped it in Versamark on Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe's Sterling Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  I then water-colored it with Daniel Smith Watercolors.  I used a combination of Mayan Blue Genuine, Moon Glow and French Ultramarine on the flower portion, and along the edges (in a few places) I used Iridescent Sunstone to give it a golden hue.  I then took my Simon Says Stamp die, O Holy Night (2 pieces)  and die cut out the outline portion of the die from the middle of the Poinsettia.  I adhered some clear acetate to the back side, then adhered the silver glitter paper die cut, O Holy Night, to the front side.  I had used my 5 inch Xyron to apply adhesive to the back of the die cut.

I next adhered some cut up pieces of Fun Foam to the back side of my card around the window portion to keep the sequins confined.  I chose a hand-picked mixture of Kennedy Grace Creations sequins (Dress Blues, Tropical Treasure, and Beach Side Bliss) to create the perfect color scheme for my card.  For the back of the shaker window, I decided a dark background looked best, so I chose The Ton's gorgeous Glossy Fine Black Adhesive Paper.  It's a subtle sparkle in the background that I just love!  Now that my sequins were secure in their window, I adhered the panel to a 5" x 5" white #110 NSW top folding card base.  Feeling like the card needed a frame, I used the largest Scalloped Square Die from Stampin' Up! and used the outside portion to frame my card.  Lastly, I used the same sequin elements I chose for the inside of my card as the sequin details for the outside of my card as well.

I hope you enjoyed my card creation, I had fun making it!  Hope you visit again for some more Christmas inspiration.  If you like this card and would like to see more of what I make, I post almost everything on Instagram as jktaylor911 and also as a Design Team Member on Kennedy Grace Creations blog (link on left side of this page).

Blessings to you,

Jill

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