Here is our 'showstopper' card from this month's card class. I always love to do a more creative complicated project that would make a super special card for a loved one during our class. I had seen this card online recently and fallen in love with it. I had recently purchased the Christmas Lodge stamp set (I adore the Merry Christmas sentiment stamp in this set) and wanted to have a go at my version of this card.
In all the years I have been using Stampin' Up! products I've never crafted with Bravo Burgundy. It is such a perfect colour for this antique-y Victorian style card matched with our brushed gold cardstock. We gold heat embossed the beautiful Christmas Lodge sentiment and inked the edges of the Naturals Ivory cardstock with Soft Suede and then layered with Bravo Burgundy and Brushed Gold cardstocks.
The magic of this card (and the element that made it a showstopper) is that the tree is stamped on vellum so when you place a battery tealight within the easel part of the card it glows and looks like a warm winters fireplace behind the Christmas tree. The photos don't really show the glow of the tealight too well. I need to read my camera manual to get to grips with taking photos of effects like that.
A closer view of the embossed vellum and tealight behind it. We decorated the tree with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details. We also used one of the new large pearls (and two smaller ones) to decorate the gold frame.
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Happy Weekend Crafting to you all