Saturday, 5 August 2017

Carols of Christmas - Card 3

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I concentrated on getting my studio tidy enough to work in, and then proceeded to make my third card using the pre-release Carols of Christmas Bundle! 

The dies in the bundle are called Card Front Builder Thinlits, and for today's card I used the sky, stars and moon die!

I started my card with a base of Night of Navy Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper White CS, plus a top layer of Night of Navy CS. 

I die cut the sky first, and retrieved the small cut out pieces, like the stars, the moon and the diamond shapes, but not the small circles.

I took a piece of Whisper White CS, and wiped over it with my Embossing Buddy to remove any finger marks or static.

I inked the Peace on Earth stamp from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set in Night of Navy Ink. 

Without losing any time so the ink didn't dry, I stamped the sentiment, and then immediately dipped it into my box of Clear Embossing Powder. 

I heat set it using my Heat Gun. 

I die cut the sentiment using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and adhered it to the top layer of Night of Navy CS making sure I had it as close as possible to the sky cut-outs without actually covering any of them. 

I wasn't sure how many trees I wanted to use on my card, so I die cut four doubles and four singles.

One by one, I covered them with wet glue, and dipped them in my box of Dazzling Diamonds. 

You can use the Fine Tip Glue Pen for this. 

I still have several Two-Way Glue Pens which I stocked up with when I saw them on the retired list!!

I took a piece of Glittering Diamonds Glimmer Paper and cut a wavy line to represent snow hill. 

Then I cut another double curve from the remaining off-cut of Glimmer Paper. 

I played around with different arrangements until I settled on the design you can see! 

I adhered the snow hills onto the Night of Navy layer and trimmed off the edges that were hanging off the sides. 

Then I used Tombow to adhere the layers onto the card base, including a layer of Whisper White CS inside the card for the greeting.

I used Glue Dots to adhere the snow hill that's at the back, making sure I left gaps to slide trees in-between the two. 

Then I used more Glue Dots to adhere the front snow hills.
I put two Glue Dots at the bottom of the left hand side single tree, and slid it behind a snow hill, just far enough so the tree was covering the sentiment circle without blocking the sentiment.

I did the same on the other side, but trimmed the tree down a fair bit so it went in-between the two layers of snow hills. 

I added a small amount of a Dimensional to the tip of the tree to compensate for the thickness of the cardstock, and the Glue Dots I'd already used! 

I did the same to a double tree on the left hand side, and finally, another single tree on the right hand sde.

I used some of the left-over embellishments to decorate the inside of the card.

There was a lot to explain about this card, I hope I haven't missed anything out!

After I'd photographed the card, and downloaded them ready to be edited, I realised I'd forgotten the reindeer! Arrghh!!

I die cut three of them, and went over the back of one with my bone folder to smooth the reverse of flat, so I could have one facing each way.

I took a couple more photographs showing the finished cards, but I didn't re-do them all!

That's about it for today. I hope you havd a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Wow! This is just stunning, Jan! I couldn't see what green you used, but not necessary really ... you must have gone through a lot of Dazzling Diamonds. I'm wondering what else besides the 2-way glue pen would work to this -- maybe just a glue stick? LOVE the look of this card. You put a lot of work into it and it shows! It's just gorgeous! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. The green was Old Olive. Stampin' Up! recommend the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I imaging a glue stick would work but I wonder if it would be necessary to press the glitter onto the glue to make it stick? ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. That is gorgeous, now I really yeally have to have that bundle

    1. Hi, Kaye. It really is a super bundle! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. Love your card Jan, love you use the little stars inside , it is a beautiful card as usual and you can n ot be clearer with the wAy you explain, good teacher Jan

    1. Hi, Lilette. I'm so pleased you like my card and explanation! This really is a great bundle, and the edging dies will work at any time of the year, not only Christmas. ☺ Happy Crafting, JanB.