Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas #82 - More than one fold

Hello everyone. I am so excited to be able to share my first card as a DT for Sparkles Christmas Challenge! This month the challenge is making a Christmas card that has more than one fold. For my card I used a gate fold and some non-traditional colors.

This month has been insanely busy for me so this card was done over several days because I had to work on it a little bit here and little bit there. I started by using distress oxide inks and blending them over a white panel of bristol card stock. Then I used circle stamps and water to add some lighter spots over it. I was trying for a bokeh look that I saw on merry making online card classes but I need more practice. However, I still like the overall look :) The peace stamp is one of  my first Christmas stamps and still one of my favorites. I used versamark ink to stamp it on vellum and heat emboss it with silver embossing powder. Then I die cut it with a scallop die and layered it on some circle cardstock.

I cut the blended panel in half and adhered it to a base with a gate fold. Then I cut a thin strip of white cardstock to add to one edge. The small sentiment was embossed with white powder on a thin black strip. The circle was placed on one side with foam tape and the thin sentiment was glued to the top.

Stamps: Hampton Art - Peace, Hero Arts - Peace stamp n'cut
Inks: Distress Oxide - Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Black Soot, Peeled Paint

I hope you can play along and get a jump on your Christmas cards! If you get a chance, check out the rest of the design team's cards. They are incredibly talented :)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love the distress oxide background on your card and the stylish stamp! Great to have you joining us over at Sparkles Christmas DT,
    Love Jacky x

  2. Welcome to the DT and what a beautiful card you've made. That stamp is beautiful, the way the letters are formed into a central snowflake or star is absolute genius

  3. Cheryl, Welcome to the team! Gotta say I like the Oxide inking a lot, and your card is very pretty. :)

  4. Absolutely beautiful card. So stylish. Lovely to have you as a teamie. Hugs xx

  5. Cheryl, I love center opening cards. Yours is so very pretty. Welcome to the design team. I think you will love it here....I sure do.


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