As my delightful children reminded me yesterday we are nearer to this Christmas than the one past and so I'm glad it is time to share another Christmas Card Club entry with you. In fact I have two to share. Lorraine is in charge this time and asked us to use 'Lots of Layers'. I started with the card below inspired by so many shaker cards on pinterest. I've used some of the Merry Moments designer series paper to create the tree laden background and added some snowy bumps with Festival of Trees stamped and punched trees too. Some of my favourite bling in the form of metallic sequin assortment and of course some of my life time supply of silver thread. For those who visit Stampingscene often you'll know that I bought 5 rolls each of gold and silver having not put my glasses on to read 4.5m per roll when in fact it's 45m per roll. The decorative dots embossing folder added some texture to my overlay piece and my sentiment is from the stamp set Lots of Joy. A few doodle dots with the gel pen and it was ready to go!
Quick Tip - Santa and his reindeer are stamped onto the window sheet encasing the sequins with Staz On ink. You need to be careful that when you stamp you keep the stamp still so as not to smudge!
My second card is truly lots of layers. Again I've used my new stamp set Lots of Joy. It's a real eclectic mix of Christmas images including a tartan tree which matches the tree punch from the Festival of Trees bundle and also this gorgeous ornament stamp and some super sentiments for the festive season. See it in my Stampin' Up! UK online shop. As ever I've blinded it up with sequin trim and rhinestones and the layers are from Merry Moments designer paper again with smoky slate card stock to bring it all together. I'm also loving that thick cherry cobbler bakers twine - make sure you get yours before everyone else takes it all for their Christmas makes and gift wrapping!
Quick Tip - I wanted a scallop edge to highlight my sentiment, but don't have a punch that was neither too small or too big and so I used the one I had and cut two and then cut them into pieces to layer them around the sentiment. Where is didn't quite match I added the star from the centre of the ornament.
Enjoy your Sunday! Zx
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