Oh my goodness, this card is the most amazing thing ever! I fell in love instantly. I’m not sure if it’s the Black and White concept or that pop of gold with the star or just everything! I LOVE IT!!! I thought I was going to cry when I showed it to my husband and he said, “Ehhh.” I couldn’t believe it but all my stampers at class loved this! I got this idea from Leena Girsa so a big thank you to her! Now let’s get started!
I started with a Whisper White card base and ran the front side through the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder. This is one of my favorite folders right now! I love it! For the trees, I stamped them from the Wonderland Stamp Set in Basic Black on a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 4″! I did not stamp multiple times to create the forest look like I did in this sample. I just inked it up and stamped it; inked it up and stamped it! I layered this onto a piece of Basic Black measuring 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the greeting, I stamped it from the Wonderland Stamp Set in Basic Black onto a piece measuring 3/4″ x 5″ (the 5″ is after the banners were punched). I used the Banner Triple Punch to get those fabulous banner ends. You will want your cardstock to be longer than 5″ since some will be cut off when you punch it! That amazing star was created with the Stars Framelits. I used the 2 smallest stars and laid them both on the Gold Glimmer Paper and ran it through the Big Shot. This creates that amazing frame. So now to assemble the greeting and star onto your card, you will add Snail adhesive to the left and middle of the greeting banner and adhere it over the trees. Then you will add a little bit of Snail or a Mini Glue Dot to one of the inner “V”‘s of the star and place it on the top side of the banner and then pop a Stampin’ Dimensional onto the far right end of the banner. You need that dimensional to balance out the greeting banner since the trees are popped up. The dimensional also holds the star in place as well. BONUS: That little gold star that came from the center can be added to the inside of your card for a little pop! I love it!!! You could also save it for another project! 😉 Oh how I just love this card!