Dazzling Christmas

My plan for this card is nothing like the end result, but I have to say I love this card so much that I want to keep it.   But, I won't.  I'll send it to my pink-loving friend who will love it even more than I do. 

This was my first time using heat and stick powder.  I went a little overboard and used it with dazzling diamonds on the ornaments, the background and kept using it to make another card.  My work space is covered in glittery goodness.  :)   

Oh how I wish you could see this sparkle in person.  The card started when I saw the new challenge that Monica, from Add A Little Dazzle, has created.  She put up this scrumptious "frosted pumpkins" inspiration photo.

Dazzling Divas Challenge #1
 Don't you just love it?  My first thought was a Victorian tea party.  I still plan on making a card with that theme, but somehow when I got to the hobby room I just had to turn those pumpkins into glittery pink ornaments.  Afterall the challenge is to become a Dazzling Diva.  You need shimmer and sparkle for that, right?  

The card has touches of pear pizzazz and craft along with blushing bride, raspberry ripple and white.  If you are wonder why I used these colors specifically, it's because of this week's Dazzling Duo's new Triple Threat week.  I thought the colors went well with the inspiration photo.  What do you think?


As if these two challenges weren't enough inspiration I had to pull out a sketch too in order to make this card work for me.  You see, after I made the sparkly background paper and 2 dazzling ornaments I couldn't figure out how to put them together.  

My plan was to put them as a grouping in the corner, but it didn't look right, so I pulled out the new sketch from Retro Sketches and stamped a Crumb Cake ornament with Crumb Cake ink and went to work pulling the card together.

As you can see I did another lane swerve while actually putting the card together.  My plan was to have all the ornaments in a row like the rectangle on the sketch.  I even adhered the linen thread with tombow mono multi glue at the same length.  Next I glued the Crumb Cake ornament on the card and tucked a couple of leaves from SU Bird Punch behind it.  I decided to put the pink and raspberry ornaments up a bit from the center ornament.  First I popped up the Raspberry Ripple ornament, then I glued a couple of branches behind it.  As I turned over the Blushing Bride ornament it landed just slightly down from the center and I loved the slant it created so I decided to just adhere it down in the bottom corner and have the leaves help in creating a gently slope.   I hope you can still tell how this sketch inspired me.  

Yes, I took inspiration from three different fabulous challenges, but I ended up with a lovely card for a dear friend and her family.  I already feel like a winner.   

If you would like me to film a video on the heat and stick powder or how I made the ornaments, please leave me a comment below and I will try to get one up for you later this week.  

Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Ornament Keepsakes, Petite Pairs
Color: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Heat & Stick Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Linen Thread, Bird Punch, Ornaments Framelits

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Catherine Pooler said...

Be still my heart...a pink Christmas Card! :)

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

How beautiful, Heather. I love the colors on a Christmas card (heeheehee). The snowflake background is wonderful with the ornaments.Thanks for sharing with the Dynamic Duos this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Heather!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the sparkly ornaments. Great job with combining the challenges. Thanks for joining us at the Dynamic Duos.

Heather North said...

Thank you everyone. Pink for Christmas makes me happy inside. :)

Julie Gearinger said...

Heather, this card is dazzling!! Love the use of the glitter along with all of the beautiful pink and green accents- great job!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Dynamic Duos!

desertskyquilts said...

Gorgeous, and no wonder it's a winner!

Heather North said...

Thank you. I'm glad so many love it as much as I do. <3