Thursday, November 17, 2011


Bright Hopes

Today I'm going to share with you the first of the two cards that I created for the Christmas Card Swap! I knew I wanted to use Bright Hopes for one and this is what I came up with:

Stamps: Bright Hopes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Accessories: Northern Flurries Die, Silver Brad, Paper Piercer, Mat pack, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Simply Score, Dazzling Details, shimmer mist (Shimmer Paint + rubbing alcohol)

The card base is Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4". I used the Simply Score to add score lines 1/4" all the way around the card front just to create a subtle frame detail. Next a piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". The trees in the background were stamped with Pool Party ink by stamping the image twice after inking it only once. This creates lighter and darker images in the same color. Then the tree was stamped again in Island Indigo ink. The greeting was stamped in Island Indigo ink in the upper right hand corner of the cardstock.

This stamped panel was adhered to a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock. Then a piece of Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon was wrapped around the panel and adhered to the back. I used the Northern Flurries strip die to cut snowflakes from Island Indigo and Whisper White cardstock.The snowflakes were sprayed with shimmer mist (rubbing alcohol + four drops of shimmer paint in a misting bottle). I stacked two snowflakes together on top of the stamped panel and used the Mat Pack and Paper Piercer to pierce a hole through the layers of cardstock and added a silver brad to hold the snowflakes onto the card.

The stamped panel was adhered to the card front and Dazzling Details was added on top of the Island Indigo tree to give it some sparkle!

That's it! It really was a pretty easy card to put together and other than the drying time for the Dazzling Details it didn't take that long to make!

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