Joy, Leaves & Glitter window christmas card

Branches hanging showcasing different tones of leaves can’t be prettier! I thought I’d use this idea, usually found on Fall scenes -and cards- and translate it to a Christmas card. I was inspired by a fun sketch by Latina Crafter and though my take isn’t as literal I did try to work with all the elements on it.

This card has a lot of elements, but I tried to balance their arrangement using different tones of green, gold, and adding touches of brown here and there. The card’s background started off with lots of foliage stamping in very light beige and brown and even some clear heat embossing. I used the largest stamp from my new kit Blossoms & Blessings by Unity Stamp Co. to create hanging branches from the top of the white background. Then I added gold holiday winterberries and cut leaves from a green botanical stem. I also wrapped linen thread around the top to add a rustic touch. Finally I carefully sprayed green ink to finish the background.

The window die cut is decorated with different kinds of leaves -in different tones of gold and green-, white shimmery poinsettias, pearls and rhinestones. Finally I heat embossed a sentiment in gold on vellum, using a pretty sentiment from the Jingly, Jolly Joys stamp kit by Unity Stamp Co.
Oh, if you are wondering about the sparkly card base, all I did was attach double sided adhesive to the edge and add clear glitter! I did the same thing with the strip under the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked today’s post!

Sharing with: Latina Crafter – Sketch #53 / Poppystamps – Home for the Holidays / Memory Box – Glitter / The Paper Girls – Stamps / Word Art Wednesday – AG / Cuttlebug Mania – Trees / Retarte – Anything Goes / One Crazy Stamper – Winter or Christmas / The Glory of Christmas – Glitter or Shine / SSS Monday – So Glossy / 

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23 thoughts on “Joy, Leaves & Glitter window christmas card

  1. This is such a beautiful card ~ so elegant and so sophisticated and just stunning! Thank you for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… 🙂


  2. Wow! Stunning card, Gracie! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the pretty, soft colors and the way the branches fall around the window. Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
    Take care!


  3. Gracie, your cards are all listed in the dictionary under stunning!! How do you do it? Thnak you so much for sharing and teaching and being a beautiful Shinning Light to teh world!


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