Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Magic of Christmas

I wanted to capture a magical and warm feeling on my card, what better way than to create a wreath of snowflakes! There is something so wonderfully magical about snowflakes dont you think?
So I pulled out all the snowflake punches, dies and chipboard I had.
I started out with the chipboard since they would take most of the prep. I sprayed them with Studio Calico white ink and then added a coat of Stickles.. Then I cut out some pink felt snowflakes with my dies. And finally cut out a few random vellum and card stock snowflakes.

For the card base I first masked out a circle and then stamped the base with my Hero Arts magical background stamp with some Versamark ink (yep I wanted it to be magical and I was gonna get magical!!) ha ha:-).
Then I took off the circle mask and used my Calico white spray and randomly spritzed my base to create a snowy feel, just like Lucy Abrams did in this video..

Now it's time for embellishing. I laid down all the elements to see how I could position them and then carefully stuck them down with glossy accents. (This was the only adhesive I rely on when I need something to stay put)

As you can see, I filled in the gaps with buttons and pearls. I love the way it looks now!
Oh, btw.. Those silver glitter stars are made by printing a couple of stars on white card stock, cutting them out and applying a coat of Silver Stickles on them:-)

Then I wrapped a strip of vellum on the base, and then topped with some twill tape( because it goes so perfectly with Kraft) and finally layered the stamped sentiment.

With a final bit of'stitching' and a ribbon bow, my card was done!

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you have a crafty and fun weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Supplies list:

Hero Arts stamps- Joy to all( clear sentiment stamp set) and the Magical Background cling stamp
Snowflake dies by Die-namics
Snowflake punch by Martha Stewart
Chipboard snowflakes by Maya Road
Felt from craft supplies shop on Etsy
Pearls- Hero Arts and Keiser craft
Buttons- Basic Grey
Ink- Studio Calico
Stickles by Ranger
Glossy Accents used as adhesive
White Gel pen


  1. Gorgeous Michelle, I just went WOW! when I saw this over at Flickr...hugs

  2. Wow! What a stunning creation, Michelle! Just love the way your wreath turned out! The colors are so soft and pretty! Beautifully done! :)

  3. This is purely the most beautiful Christmas card I've seen yet!

  4. WOW !! I'm so mad myself that this isn't my card, my idea :( I want this card!! It's perfect!
    P E R F E C T !!

  5. WOW!! Michelle this is absolutely stunning! I LOVE this!! Such a beautiful wreath! I also want this card! :)

  6. this is really gorgeous! Adore your layered snowflakes and especially in the delicate colors too!

  7. Add me to the Wow club, Michelle! This is such a gorgeous wreath, the colors are so soft and pretty and the way you arranged the snowflakes, buttons and gems is brilliant! LOVE this!

  8. SO so gorgeous!! The wreath is simply amazing - love all the different elements you have in it! Beautiful touch with the spray! :)

  9. This is a totally amazing creation, Michelle. The colors, snowflakes and spritzed bg- it's all so beautiful!! Congrats on your win :)

  10. wow! i am in love, Michelle! gorgeous wreath and i adore the simple design. so very pretty! sorry for not visiting for so long. hope you are well. big hugs! =) hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  11. I ADORE your card, Michelle, and I'm your newest follower...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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