Joy To You Sparkle and Shine Christmas AYSI 312

by Joanne James17. November 2023 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a festive theme challenge chosen by me:


Christmas! Yes, with 38 days until the big day, I am in full-on festive card making mode so I thought it would make the perfect for theme for our challenge this week. I created two versions of the same card for this week's challenge - take a look at the first one:


 Here's the low-down on today's card:

Following our vellum challenge here at As You See It a little while ago, I've found myself experimenting more and more with vellum. I had the idea to use a vellum diecut panel to showcase the bold sentiments in the 'Joy To You' stamp set, overlaid onto a super shiny, sparkly background in festive colours, that allowed the background to remain visible. I stamped the largest sentiment and heat-embossed it in gold on a panel cut with the Scalloped Contour Dies, and added this to a base onto which I glued strips of red, green and gold foil and red and gold glimmer paper. I adhered the vellum panel with dimensionals strategically placed behind the widest letters and a trio of gold pearls. Check out the sparkle:


I liked this card so much, I created a second, landscaped version using another of the sentiments in the set, in a silver and blue colourway:


This version uses a slightly smaller sentiment and scalloped die but the principles are them same - and still so sparkly!

I used some retired coloured foils that I had in my stash and paired them with the adhesive-backed gold and silver glimmer paper - did you know that this is available as an online exclusive product? So useful for your festive projects - there is also a three pack of coloured glimmer papers available online. YA design that's great for using up scraps and strips leftover from other projects, you could also make a less traditional version using the pink and green foils that are featured in the current mini catalogue. 

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. 

What do think - does this simple design pack a festive punch? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow 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 (6) -

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/17/2023 5:32:55 PM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne!  More vellum - go you!  Both these cards are fabulous - love the stripes of sparkle on both!  Such great color schemes!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/17/2023 8:01:34 PM #

How effective! Simple and stunning - a perfect combination. Great way to use vellum too. I'm itching to give it a try now!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/17/2023 9:52:50 PM #

oh wow Joanne - two glorious cards!  I really love the blue & silver one.  I'm going to have to CASE this layout!

VickyUnited Kingdom
11/18/2023 2:16:59 PM #

What a stunning result Joanne! Loving the background you made with strips of glimmer paper and a great way to showcase a large sentiment too! Vicky x

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
11/19/2023 8:32:56 PM #

I love both of these cards equally!  Bright and traditional and cool and classic!  The vellum is the perfect way to show off the sentiment and still allow us to enjoy the colors underneath!  Beautiful!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
11/22/2023 10:27:17 PM #

These cards are both awesome! You've given me so many ideas to use up my never ending supply of retired foil and glimmer paper! But I especially love the portrait-orientation card because of the colours in the background. They are really festive, without being "in your face" red & green"! Gorgeous!

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