Sunday, December 9, 2012

Glittery Stained Glass Noel

Hi, friends!  I've got another Christmas card to share with y'all today. All of the dies and the pearls on this card are from Classy Cards 'n Such:

Baby Pearls - White (Want2Scrap) - psssst! These are on sale!!
Grand Gothic Window die (Poppystamps)
Grand Gothic Intersecting Arch die (Poppystamps)
Parker Lower Alphabet dies (Memory Box)
French Lily Corner die

My card is larger than the normal A2-sized cards I've been making. This is a 5x7 inch card and it works beautifully to give me the extra room I need for the corner dies at the top and the sentiment at the bottom. I started by adhering some paper to the upper part of the card base, some celery cardstock to the lower part and then adding a strip of white cardstock where the two background papers meet. I die cut the French Lily Corner from white cardstock two times and adhered the die cuts to the two upper corners of my card.

The Grand Gothic Window and the Intersecting Arch dies were cut with white cardstock and adhered together. I used the gorgeous Stained Glass Stickles technique from Technique Junkies to add some glittery white and blue window panes to my Gothic Window. Once it was dry, I adhered the window to my card and added some White Baby Pearls to the window and to the French Lily Corners. The last thing I did was cut some letters from the Parker Lower Alphabet die to spell out "noel" and affixed them below the window.

I confess, it's going to be hard to give this card away. I love the way this one turned out. The glitter, the pearls, the die cuts, the colors...... ahhhhhhhhhh. Maybe this one should stay on my mantel for a little while??? :-)

You can save 10% by using this code, Holly-10, when you place your order at Classy Cards 'n Such.  You can also purchase gift certificates to put in a crafty gal's stocking.  I love shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such!! 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Jingle Belles - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #194 - Nontraditional Christmas Colors
Forever Friends - Christmas Cards


Debby said...

This is beautiful Holly, great job!
angel hugs

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Beautiful card ,Holly. I love the die cuts you used and your colors are great for the non traditional Christmas color challenge at Dutch Dare. Thanks for joining in.
Lisa :)

pst said...

Fabulous card, I like the pearls that give the window a great effect. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

Marijke said...

Magnificent card Holly, I love the Gothic window and the colours are great. Thanks for sharing at the Dutch Dare Challenge Cards.
XX Marijke.

Wendy L said...

A lovely card, thanks for playing at Forever Friends , xxx