Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter Holidays

Hello crafty peeps, today starts a new challenge over at Star Stampz "winter holidays". I'm using Christmas star for this challenge. I wanted to make a card that had some type of peek a boo window to hold a gift card in as a surprise, but be a card as well to write something in. So I used this tutorial from splitcoast stampers "surprise pop up card" to do this in. I also used a gift card holder cut from the silhouette store that I had as a template for the cuts made to hold the gift card, and had my cameo cut it into my card base.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Christmas Star
Clearly Besotted - Brushed Greetings
Simon Says Stamps - So Very Merry
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop frames
Wink of stella - clear
Snow marker
Nuvo crystal drops - bright gold
Gelly roll - Gold

Copics used:

Tree - G29, G19, GO5, E29, E25
Girl -  E00, E11, E04, R20, R29, R24, C5, YG06, G05, E25, E33, Y38, Y35, Y11
Sky - B00, B000, B0000


I didn't want to leave the slider element of the card blank when its pulled out, so stamped it with Clearly Besotted brushed greetings and emblossed it with wow! gold pearl. I also cut the bottom of my image because it didn't want to do a score line to help it bend up. I just thought a cut like would look cleaner.  I could've made my image smaller to fit over the top of the window but I  really wanted it to fill in the card more.

Inside I used The SSS so very merry stamp "Noel" and embossed it with a yellow green from stampendous. I'm not sure of the exact color because it came in a set and has no color names on it. I then colored it with glazed gelly roll pens, hoping to give it a stained glass look but it just didn't turn out that way.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my project and join us over at Star Stampz for this winter holiday challenge!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:


  1. Wow this is amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the MarkerPOP challenge!

  3. What a clever card this is! So colourful and festive too

  4. This is so well done--inside and out! Love the coloring and snow details! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Ice Inspiration” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

  5. What a gorgeous project and the image is so beautifully coloured ~ lovely work and a fabulous gift idea! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x

  6. Wow - wonderful card. Great coloring. :)