Tuesday, July 17, 2018

SOS: Christmas in July

Thanks for visiting.

This week at Shopping Our Stash, I am the hostess and I chose the theme Christmas in July!

Here is my stashy card:
View in the sunshine...

View in the shade...

This image shows the warped panels due to Dimensional Magic on thin Canson paper... but more importantly... the snowflakes!!! 

Trying to show more glittery love... ahhh, the elusive craft-shot of glitz...

  • The "house" was made first by inking a piece of Canson Mix Media paper with Shabby Shutters DI through Tim's Stripes stencil. I stamped Tim's small snowflakes inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Ranger Letter It embossing powder in Bridal Tinsel (used only once before).  Then I inked the edges with Antique Linen DI.
  • The "house" was then mounted on a scrap of green glitter cardstock originally from a DCWV pad called "Serenity" I believe.
  • The door and sentiment were stamped using a never-been-used set by Inkadinkado, inked with Ranger Archival in Jet Black.
  • The door was colored using Barn Door DI and Tim's waterbrush.
  • I sketched the windows using an 005 Micron, colored them with Stormy Skies DI and a waterbrush, then added Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to all windows (including on the door panel).
  • The garland adorning the top and the wreath was made using Elmer's Craft-bond glue and Peeled Paint Distress Glitter (YUM... love is so much).  There are touches of Stickles in Xmas Red (this is so stashy-- this was my very first tube of Stickles ever, and I have been on the l"last drop" for two years... amazing how far you can stretch a product when you are about out!  Same goes fro my Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, though I noticed during this project that it is starting to yellow-- time for new.)
  • The sentiment was just cut into a banner by hand, then I added some Antique Linen DI 
  • I added new and never been used glittery Stickles to the windows and sentiment... not stashy, but glad to use it!  I used up my last tube and went without it for some time.
  • The bushes were the best: I used a tiny scrap of silvery-gold glitter paper and inked it with Ranger Distress Alcohol Inks in Meadow and Oregano then cut it was parts of a Crafter's Companion die of oak trees.  I wish the pictures did it justice!
This was fun to make.  Very sparkly IRL.

Please join us at the SOS page!

Have a great week.


  1. Whoa! Major sparkly points for you! This is all kinds of fabulous!

  2. Ooooh. This card receives the maximum of Christmas points from me. I love decorated doors and glitter for Christmas, this is super sparkly and a fab design!

  3. i didn't think i could be EVEN MORE impressed by this amazing masterpiece, and then i read HOW you did it! wow!!!

  4. Mimi, this card is truly a work of love and art, the steps you took to achieve this look are fabulous and the results amazing.
    Beautifully done!!