We all have our favourite colours for Christmas cards, decorations, and home decorations like the Navy & Silver used in this Christmas card! If you haven’t figured it out already, I’ll tell you that mine is “Blue”!! Combining it with Silver, White, or Navy is a great way to share it. When I found this card shared by Amy Koenders (Thanks, for sharing, Amy!) I knew it would be another one that I would add to my collection. I love the results – especially the silver star!
To begin with…
I decided this would be best in portrait mode having the fold at the top. My cousin loves to display her cards by slipping them over the slats in her window blinds so this design will definitely work for her! To start with, cut the Night of Navy card stock (#100867) at 11″ x 4-1/4″, score it at 5-1/2″, fold and burnish with a bone folder.
Adding the Designer Series Paper….
The gorgeous Snowflake Splendour Designer Series Paper (#153512) gave me lots of colour and design choices, so because I was sticking with the “Navy & Silver”, I choose this one and cut it at 4″ x 3-3/4″. I cut this layer size is shorter than usual. After I cut with the Curvy Dies (#154319-only available in a bundle) & the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653), I will attach pieces near the top and the bottom leaving the middle area open to allow the Curvy Christmas stamp set (#155364) greeting to be placed there.
Embossing the greeting….
I still have an Embossing Buddy (retired by Stampin’ Up!) so, especially when using a dark cardstock like Night of Navy, I always wipe it over the area that I want to stamp with Versamark and embossing powder. With this design, I figured out where the image will be then did my stamping & embossing before attaching the cut DSP. I really like that the stamps in the Curvy Christmas stamp set (#155364) are photopolymer so they can be shaped to match the opening. I stamped “Thinking of you at Christmas” with VersaMark Ink (#102283), sprinkled Silver embossing powder (#109131) over it, and melted that with Heat Tool (#129053).
Assembling the pieces….
Using my favourite adhesive, Liquid Multipurpose Glue, I attached the DSP to the card front. To add the Glitter Star Ornaments (#153543), I found that a couple of Mini Glue Dots worked best. The thickness of the star will result in extra postage if the card is mailed in Canada so I think I will keep this card for hand delivery! Of course, I needed Whisper White cardstock (#100730) cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ for the inside layer because I don’t have a silver gel pen to write on dark card stock!
- Here are some Basic Tools used: