Sponged Star Of Light Christmas Card In July!

by Joanne James5. July 2017 20:40

I'm having a busy week as the youngest of the James Juniors is on the last week of the school year this week so blogging is having to take something of a back seat whilst I get other work things in order and prepare for the long summer break! I did find time yesterday to make a card for a couple of challenges that I wanted to share with you today. Yes, another scorcher here in the UK today and I'm sharing a Christmas card! My original inspiration was this rather perplexing sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch:

   

It's been swirling around in my creative subconscious for days and I was keen to play along as I love their sketches but when combined with this week's challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper I finally found my answer  - take a look:

 

My 'Star of Light' stamp set to the rescue! This stamp set has to me one of my most-used Christmas sets last year and worth it for that fabulous swirl of trailing sparkle alone in my opinion. Some background sponging and a white glimmer star, cut using my Starlight Thinlits Dies, completes the picture. I even remembered to take a photograph of the inside to show you, so that you can see how the greeting follows on:

A card that took longer to execute than to explain, but I guess that's the beauty of the creative process! If you don't have this set, I can definitely recommend it; buy both the stamp set and co-ordinating thinlits this month and you will not only be able to get a head start on your Christmas cards, you'll get a £5 voucher to spend next month too!

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've a busy couple of days ahead but promise I'll be back soon with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (4) -

Michelle W
Michelle WAustralia
7/6/2017 9:34:30 PM #

What a stunning card, inside and out, Joanne! Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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Jenny Hall
Jenny HallUnited States
7/8/2017 11:01:49 AM #

Great coloring, Joanne! I love how you've blended the background into to perfect winter sky. Beautifully made! Thanks for sharing this week with SIP Challenge.

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Carolyn Lindenmayer
Carolyn LindenmayerAustralia
7/9/2017 7:40:04 AM #

Simply beautiful Joanne.  I really love the colours and the elegance of this card.  Thanks for joining in our Christmas in July challenge this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper.  Carolyn xx

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/9/2017 11:49:10 PM #

Just gorgeous, Joanne! Beautiful colors and stunning layout!

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