Today’s card features the new Great Joy stamp set. It contains lovely, simple images that are ready to be colored in, but that also look great plain. I chose to color in the two images on today’s card. I used Stampin’ Blends Markers and the new Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint.

Here’s what I made:

 

Stampin' Up! Great Joy Christmas Peace handmade card with gold shimmer paint by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

 

Stampin' Up! Great Joy Christmas Peace handmade card with gold shimmer paint by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Shaded Spruce card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Cherry Cobbler CS cut to 3-1/2″ x 2″

Stamped with the Great Joy stamp set:

  • ornament in Memento black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the Cherry Cobbler CS layer

Cut using the Detailed Trio Punch:

  • rounded all 4 corners of the two Whisper White CS layers and the card base
  • rounded the two left corners of the Cherry Cobbler CS

Colored using Stampin’ Blends Markers:

  • ornament in Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce

Colored using Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint:

  • sentiment and ornament cap
  • NOTE: I used a dry Aqua Painter with the paint.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • poked two tiny holes by the ornament hook
  • threaded a piece of gold metallic thread through the holes, and adhered the ends to the layer using Snail or Tear & Tape, being sure it will be covered by the sentiment
  • Whisper White CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • sentiment glued onto the Whisper White CS layer and card base
  • plain Whisper white CS glued onto the inside of the card base

 

Stampin' Up! Great Joy Christmas Peace handmade card with gold shimmer paint by Candy Ford of Stamp Candy

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Here’s the Dashing Along September special from Stampin’ Up!:

  • Receive one pack of Dashing Along Designer Series Paper with any $250 order in September!
  • Perfect for layering, this beautiful, traditional Christmas paper includes a mix of old favorites and new patterns to create a festive, eclectic feel.
  • Item number 149903
  • 12 sheets: 3 double-sided sheets (6 total designs); 4 sheets of each design – perfect for making lots of Christmas cards!
  • 12″ x 12″
  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Demonstrator, Customer, Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. You will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards you may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.

 

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