Another holiday card today, friends. I hope you are ready. And yes, I do have some more holidays coming up soon too ;-)
Today’s card is made with glimmer plates designed by one of my all-time favorite crafters – Yana Smakula! This set is one of my favorite ones because it creates like a ice covered village scene from the mountains during winter. I combined the plates in this set with several other previously released sets. In fact two of these other sets are non-holiday ones, but I think they do work perfectly for my card for today.
- Glimmer Winter Village Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Yana’s Christmas Basics collection
- Christmas Essential Glimmer Circles Glimmer Hot Foil Plate from Sparking Christmas collection
- Foliage Border Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from Foil Basics by Yana Smakula
- Sunset Harvest – Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month for Oct 19
- Nestabilities Essential Circles Etched Dies
- Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Polished Brass
- Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Espresso Bean
- Glimmer all the designs on watercolor cardstock. I used Canson Mixed Media paper. For one card I used the Polished Brass foil color and for the other Espresso Bean.
- Create two top folding card bases using pale blue cardstock. I used one of the textured ones from an older Spellbinders card kit.
- Glimmer on this with the circular Merry Christmas frame. Again, I did it twice using different colors of foil.
- Die cut the houses design using a circle die. I used one of the circles from Nestabilities Essential Circles Etched Dies. These coordinate beautifully with the circular Merry Christmas frame from Christmas Essential Glimmer Circles plates.
- Fussy cut the flower and leaves from the pumpkin design.
- Use watercolors to color in the houses, leaves and flower.
- Assemble with foam squares, add gold jewels and adhere them with multi medium matte adhesive.
Done :-) Do tell me which one you like better – the one with the gold (polished brass) foil color or the one with the coffee (espresso bean) foil color. I’d love to know.
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