Friday, 15 December 2017

Seasonal Layers

Hello, Crafters.

As I knew hubby would be home late last night - he went to his company's Christmas dinner and dance - I worked on a project I've been toying with for quite some time!

I'll share it with you on Sunday.

Unfortunately, it was something like 11:00 pm by the time I'd finished it, and I hadn't made a card to share with you today. 
I decided the easy option was to CASE a card,so I went to the office to check out Pinterest, but then I had a lightbulb moment! 

I went down to the sitting room where all the Christmas cards we've received were hanging. 

We have three large stars, like amazingly strong fancy wire coat hangers, which we display our cards on. 

One of the stars is reserved for handmade cards only, and I picked the card I received from a favourite cousin of mine. 

B lives about an hour and a half drive away from me, and goes to classes run by her local Stampin' Up! demonstrator. 

Her Christmas cards always scream SU, and are the clean and simple style I love. 

This year is a prime example of this, and was very quick and easy to CASE. 

I started with a cardbase of Elegant Eggplant Cardstock (CS), with a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Elegant Eggplant.

Before I adhered the top layer to the card, I gently wiped the bottom right-hand corner with my  Embossing Buddy. 

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set, using Versamark. 

After I'd sprinkled it with Whisper White Embossing Powder, I heat set it using my Heat Tool. 

Then I used some Whisper White CS, and die cut the branch and three snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.

I adhered them to the front layer of the card using Tombow. 

Then I added the three snowflakes, and drew a dotted line connecting them to the branch using a ruler and a white gel pen!

I attached this layer to the front of my card and added a large Basic Rhinestone in the centre of each snowflake.

Inside the card I added a layer of Whisper CS and a layer of Elegant Eggplant CS. 

I heat embossed the sentiment, which is from the Holly Berry Happiness Stamp Set, using the same Whisper White Embossing Powder, and the same method as I did on the front of the card.

Beautiful cards don't get much easier than this! 

Many thanks to B for my card, and also to B's SU demonstrator!

I'm off to the hospital this afternoon to be fitted with a 24-hour heart monitor. 

It's nothing serious, I have regular check ups because I had a bad experience several years ago! 

That's about it until tomorrow. Until then, happy crafting.



  1. Oh my! You're so right, your cousin makes amazing cards, especially if they're all like this one! It truly is lovely! So glad you decided to share it! This would be a quick one to mass produce, furthermore, and it's uniqueness is just so delightful! Love it! (and you can tell her I said so.)

    1. Hi, Geraldine. It's one of those cards that's stunning in its simplicity - I just wish it'd been my idea! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Jan B ,ill be praying for you ,I'm 60 yrs and l too had gone through the very same thing,I ended up with a heart pill,this was after a dr made a very big mistake on me and never said a thing.

  3. But I knw you will be alright.just as I am.what i want to knw is i just started working on card making ,and to me it's So very stressful and I realy cant say even why that even is.So I just stop and and watch your video which makes me very happy and I truly enjoy watching.thnks Jan B.ive love all your life work.

    1. Hi, Mona. I'm so surprised you find cardmaking so stressful. Most people find it really relaxing. Please feel free to email me ☺ Happy crfating, JanB.