Sunday, December 9, 2012

Inspiration Emporium Challenge - Joyful Creations!

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite cards that I created for Stampers Anonymous for their CHA Summer release. The main images are from Tim Holtz' Mini Holidays 4, which is an absolutely beautiful Christmas stamp collection!

I started with a top-folded Kraft Core'dinations card that I stamped with Snow Cap Paint using Tim's wood grain stamp. I cut an opening in the front using the Sizzix Mini Baroque Movers and shapers die. I stamped the angel on the front and back of a piece of acetate using Stazon and adhered it behind the opening. I created a frame from chipboard using the mini and large Baroque dies and then painted it with Picket Fence crackle paint and adhered it over the opening.

Inside the card, I added a piece of white cardstock that was cut with the Baroque die, embossed, and then inked lightly with Antique Linen Distress ink. The front was trimmed with Silver Tinsel Twine, Crinkle Ribbon, and the new Festive Foliage.

I stamped the sentiment onto kraft cardstock, trimmed it closely, and adhered it to the card with pop dots. Speaking of sentiments, Inspiration Emporium's monthly challenge is 'Joyful Creations'. We're dedicating this month's challenge to IE's general manager, Joy, who is one of the sweetest people I know! I hope you can join us. For all the details, check out this post.

All of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Don't forget to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!

If you haven't entered yet, be sure and leave a comment on my Star Book post. I'm giving away two of my favorite Karen Burniston dies!! The giveaway will end on Sunday at midnight (Dec 9), so hurry over here if you haven't already. Good luck and thanks for much for visiting!


  1. wow Shelly - this is wonderful. Thank you for sharing the card assembly with us!
    Sandra ltb

  2. You really inspire me to take each piece a little bit further, with paints, stamps and textures. I forget how much they can add to the richness of a piece. The way you layer things together is perfection.

  3. Glorious card... love the woody whitewashed background!
    Alison x

  4. Another stunning make!!! youvare so creative !! Trace x

  5. Beautiful Christmas card shelly.
    Love every detail
    Greetings Janny

  6. Loving your antique style card Shelly, x

  7. Fabulous card! I love it!
    Kindest regards,

  8. Beautiful, love the various textures... loads of inspiration, Thank you !

  9. This is beautiful. I love this angel image it is my favourite. Thankyou for sharing tutorial for the baroque frame, I will be using this in the future. I want to be able to make mailable frames with my dies.
    Jacquelene L.

  10. The acetate was a brilliant the two views! Gorgeous make! So elegant and Christmas vintage!

  11. Thanks for the acetate idea, I think my stamps will look better than stamping right onto the embossed part of the card stock. I love the framed image on your tag, the wood is so pretty. I have some new things to try out, thank you!
    Hugs, Kelly

  12. this is lovely and I have everything I need to give it a try.Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

  13. Acetate...duh! LOL...This is gorgeous Shelly, love that color for the woodgrain, too!


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