Copper Star of Light Christmas Card

by Joanne James23. August 2016 15:33

Happy Tuesday everyone! It's Christmas in the house today and I have another festive 'sneak peek' for you from the forthcoming Autumn-Winter catalogue using this week's sketch over at Just Add Ink:

Before I share my card, I'd just like to give the lovely ladies over at Just Add Ink a quick shout out for choosing my light-up firefly card as their top pick a couple of weeks ago (you can see that card here if you missed it) - thank you ladies! This week they have a sketch - and you all know how much I love a good sketch! I took this one fairly literally - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Star of Light - The stamps used on today's card all come from the Star of Light set in the forthcoming autumn-winter catalogue. This is a set full of stars and some beautiful sentiments and sayings and the detail lends itself beautifully to a heat embossed finish. Just check out the intricate pattern on that large die cut star! I chose a simple colour combination of copper and Island Indigo for today's card - the two colours compliment each other beautifully.

Copper Foil - There's another new product on this card: the gorgeous new copper foil that I used to die cut a couple of stars from to compliment my larger stamped one. I used the co-ordinating Starlight Thinlit Dies and my Big Shot to cut out all of the stars on today's card; they are part of a 'bundle and save' offer with the Star of Light stamp set - bonus!

Textured Border - I could have used more of the copper foil for my mat layer, but instead decided I wanted more texture. I simply sponged the edge of my cardstock with Versamark and then heat embossed using copper embossing powder to give a textured finish, and did the same to the piece that backs my sentiment banner.

Isn't it lovely? All copper and sparkly!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I have a class scheduled featuring this set on 10th October; if you live in or around Northampton and would like to join me, please get in touch to book your place.

That's all from me today; back tomorrow with another Christmas card; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Christine Blain
Christine BlainAustralia
8/24/2016 9:17:41 AM #

Such a lovely colour combination, Joanne.  Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week, showcasing the gorgeous new must-have bundle of products!


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
8/24/2016 10:54:33 AM #

Your copper details add such a lovely elegance and warmth to these lovely stars, Joanne and I love your mix of textured embossing and shiny clean foil too. So lovely to see you back at Just Add this week Smile


Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
8/24/2016 12:41:58 PM #

The detail in the copper embossing of the swirling trail and intricate star are just gorgeous Joanne. Love the gleam of those small stars you cut from the copper sheets too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
8/24/2016 3:59:19 PM #

Very pretty the embossing and foil sheets look wonderful.  I really love the swirl of stars, its very pretty. Chantell JAI


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
8/24/2016 7:09:44 PM #

Beautiful Joanne - you've really captured the essence of Christmas with this card.


Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
8/28/2016 11:57:51 AM #

Your card is so very striking and the embossing takes it to another level of elegant. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!


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