Christmas in Purple Posy

Christmas in Purple Posy

Hi, crafty friends! Welcome to another Friday Stamp Off Challenge. This week, our challenge is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors. Anything goes, as long as it’s not green and red.

So here’s the story behind my card. Jackie and Susan are definitely not procrastinators. They post challenges months in advance. They work ahead and schedule their posts weeks early. Me? I’m happy that I have a post some days. I’m getting better, but my life has been totally crazy lately (can you say, “Sandwich Generation?”). So when Susan asked that we change an upcoming challenge, I was on board for this week. I had my idea for the challenge and was ready to schedule my post. And then I thought, “Wait. Susan wouldn’t be asking about this week’s challenge. She’s probably had that scheduled for months.” So I doubled-checked our calendar, and, yep. The challenge in question is later this month.

I quickly changed gears for the non-traditional color Christmas card. Years ago, there was a demonstrator named Colleen Kidder. She was my hero. She had the answer to anything you wanted to know about a technique or a product. I was curious about Heat & Stick Powder (a product I absolutely loved and am still mourning its retirement), so she sent me her tutorial with a beautiful example. She had stamped the evergreen from Lovely as a Tree in Perfect Plum Ink and Versamark on Pale Plum Cardstock. (Yes, that was a long time ago.) Then she used Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds Gitter to create a gorgeous card.

I decided to recreate that card for this challenge, but I wanted to use current Stampin’ Up! products.

Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!

First, I stamped the evergreen from Winter Woods in Highland Heather on Purple Posy Cardstock. Then I stamped over the first tree using Versamark (I used my Stamparatus to be sure the trees were perfectly aligned). And then I embossed the tree with Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

After I heated the powder, I stamped the evergreen several more times in Highland Heather, stamping off at least one time before stamping on the card.

To add a little depth to the Purple Posy Cardstock, I used plastic wrap and “pounced” Whisper White Craft Ink over the card to create some snow. Or maybe clouds. Whatever the Whisper White pounces are, they’re very subtle. And, finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink then adhered the Purple Posy layer to a Blackberry Bliss card base. (Reminder: The Christmastime Is Here Product Suite products are still available! Order now, because when supplies run out, they’re gone forever.)

There’s also some Clear Wink of Stella on parts of the non-embossed trees, but, of course, it doesn’t photograph well. This card is very glittery in person, but (sadly) it doesn’t show as well in the photograph. I tried adding some rhinestones and other embellishments to the card, but I decided I liked the simple version better.

Now, please check out the cards Susan and Jackie made for this challenge. Checking their blogs is the first thing I do on Friday mornings, and I know you’ll love what they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

Product List

  Stampin' Up!, Winter Woods, Christmas Rose

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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10 Responses to Christmas in Purple Posy

  1. Peggy D Carper says:

    I, of course love this card! Very prety!


  2. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Peggy! I thought about you while I was making it!


  3. Susan Horr says:

    This card is so pretty and soft. I have some unopened Heat & Stick powder so I will have to try it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Susan! The shimmer white is very close to heat & stuck/glitter. Just be sure not to overheat the H&S powder. As soon as it melts, stop. And be sure not to touch it
      after it’s melted and before the glitter. I’m always tempted to check to see if it’s
      Sticky, but that will take the stickiness away and your glitter will not stick. It will end up everywhere. (I know you love that! 😂) I give it an extra zap with the heat tool after I add the glitter. It won’t go anywhere after that!


  4. jackie says:

    This is such a beautiful card Buffy. The addition of the craft pounces is a lovely touch. By the way, I usually make the cards months in advance, but don’t necessarily create the post, in case I change my mind and want to make a better card. I do set up posts months in advance if traveling. But then I don’t have a beautiful grandchild!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ginger na says:

    Well done! Love the colors. I’m saving this card in my” cards to make” file in OneNote.


  6. debsmart says:

    This is gorgeous, Buffy! I love the colours with the gorgeous glitter. (it’s not SU!, but you can buy Ranger Sticky Powder, which is just like the ol’ Heat ‘n Stick!)

    Liked by 1 person

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