The photo doesn’t give this card credit, this card absolutely sparkles and is really pretty in person. It also shows a Christmas card can be very pretty and Christmasy (is that even a word ๐Ÿ˜‚) even when not using traditional Christmas colours.

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All supplies are from Stampinโ€™ Up, cardstock colours are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White. Ink colours used are Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. The tree stamp set is called “Lovely as a Tree”

I used a Stamp-a-ma-Jig to stamp the trees in Early Espresso so that I would be sure that they would be the same on each card (I made 40 ๐Ÿ˜ณ), then I stamped the same tree stamps in Crumb Cake ink (Stamped off to get a little bit of the ink off) behind the first set of trees. I used the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to make a large mask (a little bigger than the card) I used both the top half of the snow line/skyline and the bottom half (no need to fussy cut the trees). I put the bottom half down, careful to line up to the snow/skyline, and lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink to colour the sky. I then ripped a piece of scrap paper in waves to resemble snow drifts. I put the top half of the original mask to cover the sky I just did, and used the new mask, starting at the bottom, I lightly sponged the snow drifts with Crumb Cake ink. I kept moving the mask to different sections to create all the snow drifts working my way up. I then stamped Seasons Greetings in Early Espresso ink.

To give the card it’s amazing sparkle I first covered the entire card front with Versa Mark ink, I stamped the whole ink pad right to the cardstock. Then I covered the entire card front with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, ( you can also mix a very fine glitter with clear embossing powder if you don’t have the Iridescent Ice) and tapped off the extra. Next, I used a heat tool to heat the embossing powder.

I layered the card front onto an Early Espresso cardstock then to a Crumb Cake card. I stamped the inside greeting with Early Espresso ink.

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