O Come All Ye Faithful Winter Wonderland Christmas Card

by Joanne James20. August 2015 08:05

Today it's time for a new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary and this week we have a great sketch challenge for you:


As I'm still excited to be working may way through my box of seasonal preorder goodies, I have another Christmas card to share with you today using the All Ye Faithful stamp set and Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Sseries Paper and washi tape. Here's my card: 

My colour scheme today was inspired by the Winter Wonderland product suite - a mix of black, white and gold, with foil accents and real sparkle. Using Basic Black for my base with a mat of gold foil, then used a piece of Winter Wonderland DSP with a crackle-glaze pattern for the front of my card. I edged a piece of Whisper White with gold striped washi tape, then stamped my sentiment in Memento Black on the right hand edge. This sentiment does actually come on one line, so in order to make it work for my card and the sketch I carefully masked off parts of it to enable me to stamp it in three separate sections. For the oval, I stamped Mary and Joseph in Versamark onto Basic Black card and heat embossed it in gold. I backed this with an oval that was cut to the same size using my Big Shot and Ovals Framelits, then cut in half vertically; this then creates a frame that enables the oval to stand out, but isn't too wide, as it would have been if I'd used the next size framelit up. To finish, I added a trio of flags punched using my Tripe Banner Punch, featuring more of the patterns in the Winter Wonderland DSP suite. 

Whilst this isn't a colourway I would necessarily have been drawn to of my own accord, it is very on-trend and I do love the way the entire suite of products make co-ordination so easy - good old Stampin' Up! I love the All Ye Faithful stamp set too - one of my favourite religious sets in the new catalogue, it comes with two other feature stamps and a verse sentiment too that I used on the inside of my card:


I hope you like today's card. Do visit the other Design Team members to see how they used this week's challenge sketch; there's lots of inspiration over on their blogs too!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak-peek project, one for Halloween this time. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

 * All Ye Faithful - available September 1st

* Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper - available September 1st

*Winter Wonderland Washi Tape - available September 1st

  • Big Shot
  • Magnetic Platform
  • Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
  • Banner Triple Punch
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Whisper White A4 Cardstock
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Versamark Pad
  • Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Heat Tool (Uk)
  • Basic Black A4 Cardstock
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Comments (7) -

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
8/20/2015 6:04:31 PM #

What a beautiful card, Joanne.  Your use of the new Christmas products is just beautiful; I LOVE the way you framed the oval with the gold metallic.. what a great technique!  A stunning card to be sure!


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
8/22/2015 12:26:31 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne!  And, I'd just like to say that great minds think alike!  We both used that neat, cracked looking DSP for our backgrounds!  I love how you showcased all the metallics!   What a gorgeous product!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
8/23/2015 12:39:39 AM #

You are an enabler!  I have been eyeing that stamp set and have talked myself out of purchasing it about a million times!  I see your card...and now I'm going to cave!  Very pretty!  I think it is great how you and Jenny used the same DSP but created completely different looks!


Alison Barclay
Alison BarclayAustralia
8/23/2015 11:01:24 PM #

A beautiful and elegant card. I love the metallic accents and the gold embossed image is so lovely. Smile


Bridgette Jones
Bridgette JonesUnited States
8/24/2015 1:18:17 AM #

Wow! Just wow, where do I begin?! Your masking/stamping is spotless and all of your detail is marvelous! Truly an elegant card and you're so right, gold is on-trend for sure! ;)


Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
8/25/2015 1:28:44 AM #

What a classy, elegant card! The background paper reminds me of stained glass and I love all of the touches of gold. Beautiful!


Chris Slogar
Chris SlogarUnited States
8/26/2015 12:26:39 PM #

I love the classic look of this with its traditional image and sentiment paired with black and gold!  Very elegant!


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