Star Christmas tree topper

I tried to make the star the focus of this card, as though it was a close-up of just the top part of the tree. Not sure I pulled that off or not, but it was fun to create! I used two different gold cardstocks (one brushed and one mirror) for a bit of contrast, and some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on the lightbulbs (hard to see in the photo).

It works perfectly for a few Christmas challenges (but that’s not to say I won’t do more later in the month!):

Challenges, Gina K Designs

Triple time stamping

Another challenge completed this evening – this time for a triple time stamping technique for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog challenge.

I decided to heat emboss the stamped images in gold and ink blended the layers using Blue Lagoon and Turquoise Sea inks by Gina K Designs. The cardstock is Tranquil Teal and the images are from the Holiday Tapestry stamp set. The sentiment is from one of the pre-printed sheets from Gina K.