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WWC201 - Marsha's Special Two-Week Year End Anything Goes

This card is full of sparkle and shine! It was made as a Design Team card for Watercooler Wednesday Challenge WWC201 - Marsha's Special Two-Week Year End Anything Goes.

The base is Stampin' Up! (SU) Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The pretty gold foil pine cone vellum layer is from the 6" SU "Winter Wonderland" Designer Vellum Stack. To emphasize the gold pine cones and needles, I matted it with SU Basic Black cardstock, leaving an 1/8" mataround all four sides. To do this I used a craft sponged dipped in Tombow glue, then thinly coated the entire back of the vellum before laying it down on the black cardstock. Be sure to press the vellum down firmly since it has a tendency to curl. This matted pine cone panel was then glued to the card front.

The sentiment is from the retired SU "Bright & Beautiful" stamp set. I stamped it onto SU Whisper White cardstock using SU Cherry Cobbler ink. I then die cut it with a Spellbinders circle die. It was matted with a scalloped circle I cut from Recollections glitter cardstock using the Spellbinders scalloped circle die that was one size larger than the diecut circle. 

Since glitter paper isn't known for sticking well to just about anything. I used the super sticky red double-sided tape to attach the white circle to the glitter scallop mat.

Before attaching the sentiment element to the card front, I die cut two different fern shapes from SU Cherry Cobbler cardstock using Spellbinders "Ferns" die set. I attached these to the back of the circle, then used adhesive foam strips liberally on the back of the scalloped sentiment piece to attach it to the card front.

I am rating this card's difficulty level as a "1" out of a possible "5" because the beautiful foil vellum and great dies make the card super easy to do, yet look so elegant!

Stamps: SU Bright & Beautiful
Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, SU Winter Wonderland DVS, Recollections Glitter Paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles Dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classoc Scalloped Circles Dies, Spellbinders Ferns Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips, Red Double-Sided Tape, Craft Sponge
Techniques: Die Cutting


  1. What a lovely, sparkly card, Donna! I love the colours you've used. The black certainly does emphasize the pretty gold embossing on the vellum. I still have some of that gorgeous vellum designer paper. The retired sentiment is absolutely perfect for your card. Great design. Have a wonderful holiday.

  2. Donna, what a beautiful card. The PP background is stunning. Merry Christmas

  3. Hi Donna, I am answering your question on my space theme card you commented on and asked about zip strips. Zip strips are a strip across the top of 12x12 design paper packet that Close To My Heart sells. The one side has the description of the paper pack and the other side has what we call the zip strip design something similar to the paperpack theme, and can be used much like you use washie tape but adhered with glue or tape. Also, this card is beautiful and it meets our 3-2-1 Recipe at Double Trouble, would love to see you share this with us, and we are pairing and sharing with Color Dare which is "Bright and Bold" and your card would fit in perfectly. Lots of random draw prizes in both challenges. Color Dare also has "Soft and Pastel" and if meets Double Trouble Recipe 3-2-1 can be entered in both of these challenges but they end on December 30th.


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