Star of Light Meets Hometown Greetings

I found my inspiration for today’s project while browsing one of the demonstrator share sites on Facebook today.  There was this “WOW” card posted by a demonstrator named Michelle Zindorf.  As I tend to do, I modified my card from Michelle’s.  Her card included a moon and Santa’s sleigh with reindeer flying through the night sky, just one house and three pine trees which all appeared to be stamped directly onto the card in black ink, and her greeting was stamped down in the snowbank in what looks like black ink (I didn’t want to purchase the tutorial to get all the fine details!).  Here is my modified version:

The background is another emboss resist sponging background.  I stamped the snow swirl from the Star of Light stamp set in VersaMark four times and coated with clear embossing powder, set with heat tool and then sponged with Night of Navy and Marina Mist inks.  I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas.  I reapplied the darker ink in places to add depth where needed.

The house, church and trees are cut with the dies from the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  I cut the trees in both Early Espresso and Old Olive, then cut the stumps off the Old Olive trees and adhered them to the front of the Early Espresso trees.  I cut the house and church in both Early Espresso and Whisper White and used the roof from the Whisper White house to represent snow and used the punched out pieces to fill in the cut-outs around the door and eaves.  I used Gold Foil paper to represent lights for both the house and the church.  All of these pieces are attached to the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink and is cut using the second oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies and is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can quickly be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

If you have any questions about any other design elements of this card, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper.  Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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