It's Close to My Heart October Spotlight Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart October Spotlight Blog Hop!  If you have found yourself here from Debbie Carriere's Blog then you are in the right place.  This month we are spotlighting Christmas Projects.  I am teaching a Christmas Card Workshop this weekend and wanted to share a Christmas card that I designed for this workshop!  This card is an easel card.  I had always wanted to try this pattern and was thrilled to find a stamp set that would work so well with it!  The idea for this was taken from many cards that were posted last year using various things as the branch and then one of our Christmas Ornament stamps.  This year Close to My Heart came up with a Stamp Set called Adorn-able (D1446) that has a flourish that looks like a branch so you don't have to try to make a flourish look like a branch anymore.

My branch is actually stamped with the "Rock and Roll" technique.  I stamped the branch first in Desert Sand Ink and then Rocked and Rolled the inked stamp in Chocolate Ink.  It makes each branch different and more realistic.  Then I stamped the ornament wire in Desert Sand and the ornaments separately after masking the ornament wires.
I used Glitz Glue on top of the branches to give it the look of snow, embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder, and added sparkles to the ornaments.

Products Used
  • Stamps:  Adorn-able (D1446), All the Best (B1357), December Word Puzzle (Retired) D1313, and Holiday Commentary (C1379)
  • Pattern:  Easel Card
  • Paper:  Mistletoe Creative Basic Paper Pack (X5811), New England Ivy Cardstock (1282), Cranberry Cardstock ((1272), Colonial White Textured Cardstock, and Colonial White Cardstock (1388)
  • Inks:  Desert Sand (Z2118), Cranberry (Z2116), Chocolate (Z2111), Garden Green (Z2120), and Indian Corn Blue (Z2130)
  • Embellishments:  Sparkles, Red, Pink and Purple Assortment (Z1326), Sparkles, Blue and Green Assortment (Z1327), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), and Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue (Z1313)
  • Other Products:  Adhesive, Versamark (Z891), Gold Embossing Powder (Z668), Sponge Dauber (Z726), and Spica Gold Glitter Pen
 If you are ready to move on, then head on over to  Vicki Wizniuk's Blog.


  1. Very nice! I still have yet to make one of those styles of cards...

  2. You're card is beautiful! I especially like how you added the Glitz Glue to the branch.

  3. Sweet card. I just got this stamp set and I can't wait to try out that branch....

  4. That is beautiful! Very pretty.

  5. Love this! It has the perfect amount of bling. I so want to get that stamp set :)

  6. Very nice! I always forget about the easel card style.

  7. Very fun card!! Thanks for sharing


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