Welcome to the monthly Sparkles Christmas Challenge, #127. Debbie chose a trees theme for the challenge starting today, August 1, 2021. I hope you will pop over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team created as well. We all look forward to seeing what you create in our gallery!
I made a double z-fold card using the Snowman Season photopolymer stamp set. Here’s my Christmas music card:
- The Night of Navy base measures 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches. To create the Z-fold, score at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches.
- The Night of Navy strip at the bottom measures 8-1/2 inches by 1-1/4 inches. This piece is also scored at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches.
- I trimmed the Balmy Blue piece to 5-3/8 inches by 2 inches.
- Next, I trimmed the white cardstock for the inside panel to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- Finally, I trimmed all the vellum pieces 1-1/4 inches high. Two of the pieces measures 2 inches long, and the third piece measures 4 inches long.
- I started with the Balmy Blue panel and stamped it with the snowflake trio from the Snowman Season stamp set using StazOn white ink.
- Next, I worked on the line from the song, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. In order to make the placement of the sentiments easier, I used the Stamparatus.
- First, I figured out the placement of the strip on the bottom.
- Next, I figure out the middle of the area above the strip and hinge-stepped it up and down to make sure all three would fit.
- Then, I stamped all three using Night of Navy ink starting at the top and hinge-stepping down one notch on the Stamparatus.
- Next, I cleaned the stamp without (!!) removing it from the Stamparatus plate. Then, I grabbed my VersaMark and restamped all three sentiments using clear Stampin’ emboss powder.
- Finally, I heat set the sentiments using my heat tool.
- The snowman and the sentiment on the inside both come from the Snowman Season. I stamped the sentiment based on what the card looks closed.
- Then, I stamped the snowman in Balmy Blue on the inside so it is mostly covered when the card is closed.
Now for the Vellum:
- I didn’t want just vellum on the strip, so I embossed it using the Stitched Snowflakes die set. This gorgeous die set can be found in the new mini-catalog, which starts on Tuesday!!! YEAH!!
- Then, I had to figure out how to attach the vellum to the Night of Navy cardstock. I used some retired snowflake sequins and mini-glue dots. The glue dots are holding the snowflakes on the sequins. There are also glue dots under the vellum as well. There are new sequins that are gorgeous coming in the mini-catalog!!
- Here’s the only “hard” thing about making a double Z-fold card – the strip goes opposite of the fold of the card. Therefore, the long piece attaches to the very front Balmy Blue piece. The other end attaches to the inside of the card. Boom, you are done!
- I couldn’t leave the middle Night of Navy panel empty. So, I cropped three snowflakes from the same die set. Again, I used glue dots under the sequins to attach the snowflakes to the cardstock.
- Finally, I trimmed a piece of Night of Navy 6 x 6″ DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
- I also stamped the snowman on the front, bottom, left-hand corner on the envelope.
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