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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Christmas Magic

Hello Friends!!

With only 107 days until Christmas..... It's that time of year to get started on Christmas cards!!  This was really hard to photograph and is much prettier in real life. Here is how to create this card....

~ Cut a white panel that is cut at 3 5/8" by 4 7/8" and punch a 2-1/4" circle on the top right side.

~Hand cut 2 snow hills that are 4 7/8" long and use one of them as a mask to sponge some more snow hills in the background (higher than your hand cut hills will be) with Memento Summer Sky. Then sponge the rest of the edges of your hand cut hills.

~Die cut Fir Trees DIE084-V in white and sponge all three trees a bit on the boughs with Memento Summer Sky.

~Adhere the largest tree to the white panel on the left side and the smallest tree a bit farther over.

~Adhere one snow hill.

~Adhere  the middle sized tree.

~Adhere the last snow bank with pop ups or foam tape.

~Cut a piece of white card stock that is a bit larger than  a 2-1/4" circle. Hold the white panel over it and through the punched circle, stamp and emboss Magic Wand C5175 (sentiment stamp), with Versamark and silver embossing powder.

~Pop your snowy fir trees and hills panel over the sentiment so that  you can read it through the circle. 

~Pop it up over a 4" by 5 1/4" silver panel and mount it on a white card base.

~Die cut  one of the gable decorations from the Brick House DIE119-Z in Silver Mirror  paper and adhere in the top right corner.

~To finish it off add some rhinestones to the corner and under the sentiment. Add Stardust Stickles to the hand cut hills and trees.

Hope you give it a try it is really easy to make!

I am entering this card in the following challenges.....
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long~Layers 
Christmas Card Challenges~Use Something New 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Impression Obsession Products Used~
Fir Trees DIE084-V
Brick House DIE119-Z
Magic Wand C5175
Pop Dots, Rhinestones, Ink Blushers, Silver Embossing Powder
Ink~Versamark, Memento Summer Sky


  1. this is very beautiful Ellen, great landscape.

    greetings karin

  2. This couldn't be more stunning! I love how delicate it is and peaceful!

  3. Stunning card Ellen. I really love the Winter's scene you have created. A beautiful sentiment and wonderful sparkle
    hugs Sue xx

  4. This is a stunning Christmas card Ellen, you have created a gorgeous scene and your sentiment is lovely.

  5. Beautiful!!!! I love your snow hills and the trees. The sparkle just sends it over the top. And, what a pretty corner.

  6. You make such gorgeous winter designs with your shine and sparkle! This is so peaceful and gorgeous!! I love everything about it! HUGS :)

  7. This is beautiful! Love the glittery snow and trees! Love the soft blue color!

  8. Ellen, this is sensational!! Love the shine of this, the design, everything! So beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous & elegant design Ellen. Love the silver-blue, so beautiful ! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Shirleyxx

  10. This is so pretty and I'm sure it is even prettier in real life. Metallics really are hard to photograph. I love your design and all the sparkle on the trees and the snow hills. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  11. Эллен, какая чудесная зимняя красота с елками и сугробами!
    Жаль только фото не увеличивается, рассмотреть поближе нельзя!

  12. Wow, this is so beautiful, love the corner die and the fabulous design.

  13. Gorgeous winter wonderland! Beautifully executed. Over and out.

  14. Very pretty! Love the almost white card! Thank you for joining Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT

  15. Beautiful white winter wonderland, love how you create thiese scenery and the circle with christmas wishes looks amazing.
    I'm glad to find your wonderful blog, I'm your new follower and I'm happy if you visit me too:-)
    Hugs Anja from germany

  16. This is really beautiful! I love the sparkle on the edges, gorgeous!

  17. WOW, Ellen....this is jaw droppin gorgeous!!!!! It's sooo elegant with all the shimmer and I love the fancy corner design!!!!!

  18. Another creative lovely!! The way you did the trees and your sentiment are just awesome! Gotta love your snow drifts too!!

  19. What a beautiful snowy scene! I love the sentiment and how you've cut the circle for it to peek out of! Beautiful!

  20. Simply gorgeous!! May have to CASE this one.

  21. Wow, this is so pretty. I am loving the brick house die.


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