Over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, we're back to a card challenge!
And it's one that could assist you if you've still got plenty of Christmas cards to make, because the challenge is to make a card inspired by a favourite carol or song.
Well, Do You Hear What I Hear? is one of my favourite Christmas songs, but a carol that I could pay homage to on a card... it had to be We Three Kings, as I just love the chorus:
O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light
And so it was most handy that I had a matching stamp sentiment in the Lil' Inker Designs All the Christmas You'll Ever Need stamp set (there are lots of carol/song inspired stamps in that set!).
The Star of wonder sentiment was the one that immediately drew me to the set as I've long been after a festive "star" related greeting. :)
And here's my take:
Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Lil' Inker Designs - All the Christmas You'll Ever Need
Dies: Concord & 9th - Christmas Cottage, Lil' Inker Designs - Silly Stitched dies
Ephemera: My Mind's Eye - Sugar Plum
Other: glitter paper, 3D foam tape
It's only after the whole card was made that I really, really wish I'd added the circle stitches first before stamping the greeting rather than stamping the greeting first, because I could have moved it over to the left a little to fit in that shiny glittery star from the Sugar Plum ephemera pack. But hey ho!
I also added gold glitter paper behind the windows of the the little house and each layer of the Christmas Cottage die set has some 3D foam tape on it to create a truly dimensional background. Such a fab die set!
Anyway, I think I'll really need to get making more cards inspired by my festive playlist - some good music should make me work faster! ;)
Remember to pop on over to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see the other amazing card interpretations!
Until next time, happy crafting!