Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Joy to You and Me

Hi everyone! It's just over a week until Christmas. My kids are so excited. My son keeps asking if it's Christmas--every day for the past few weeks. ;)

I'm up on the Glitz blog today.



I made a hybrid Christmas card:

Joy to You and Me


For the background, the light grey woodgrain in the background is from the Raven collection (yes, a Halloween collection). I lowered the opacity to add just a little texture. The sentiment is from Merry Greetings.

For the stars, I resized and printed papers from the Hello December Paper Pack and Element Pack #2. For the papers on the green and white stars, I made my own design by stamping two of the digital brushes in the Element Pack #1.

After die-cutting the papers and some vellum, I stitched through them. I added a couple of sentiment strips from the Hello December Element Pack #1, sequins, and die-cut glitterstock stars. Here's a close-up:


Joy to You and Me Close-Up


I originally had the stars falling from largest to smallest, but the card seemed unbalanced. My friend Wida suggested mixing up the sizes of the stars--great tip! (Thanks, Wida!)

If you get a chance, swing by the Glitz blog to see the other projects.

Have a great week! Thank you so much for stopping by!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) PTI; (vellum) Hobby Lobby
Digital elements: (grey woodgrain from the Raven Paper Pack; other papers and word strips from the Hello December collection) Glitz Design at Jessicasprague.com 
Digital stamps: (herringbone and triangle brushes from Hello December Element Pack #1) Glitz Design
Clear stamps: (sentiment from Merry Greetings) Mama Elephant
Dies: (large stars) Lifestyle Crafts; (smaller stars from Holiday Shapes) Simon Says Stamp
Ink: (Versafine Onyx) Tsukineko; (Granny Apple) Maya Mists; (Opaque White and pink Mr. Huey's) Studio Calico
Sequins: Cartwright's

20 comments:

  1. I love all the fun stars and splatter and stitching, such a fun card!

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  2. So pretty! I love this. Send it to me, please. :P

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  3. This is soooooooooooo gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. So gorgeous .... I love the pp and the stars too... hugs...x

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  5. I completely agree with Julie's comment... this is gorgeous, Jocelyn!

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  6. Jocelyn, I have been wandering back to look at this card all day long! It has captured my heart! I love it!

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  7. I absolutely LOVE this card! Gorgeous!

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  8. Jocelyn, Love this card so much! I think this is my favorite card on the Glitz December highlights.

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  9. Jocelyn, Love this card so much! I think this is my favorite card on the Glitz December highlights.

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  10. love.love.love. Dang, I love it!

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  11. I think this is just so cute. I pinned this just the other day but had not come over to the site yet. Great for Christmas, and all sorts of things. LOVE!

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  12. Stunning card Jocelyn! I love the patterned paper stars and stitching but my absolute favorite part of this card is the wood grain background. It's the perfect opacity. I need that paper pack!

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  13. WHOA! I LOVE this!!! I came from the Season of Giving blog hop and decided to check out some of your other stuff. I love your style and this card is GORGEOUS! I love the stitching (I MUST learn how to sew on paper!) and the faint woodgrain background. The little embellishments are PERFECT. <3

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