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Joy, Leaves & Glitter
window christmas card

Branches hanging showcasing different tones of leaves can't be prettier! I thought I'd use this idea, usually found on Fall scenes -and cards- and translate it to a Christmas card. I was inspired by a fun sketch by Latina Crafter and though my take isn't as literal I did try to work with all the elements on it.

This card has a lot of elements, but I tried to balance their arrangement using different tones of green, gold, and adding touches of brown here and there. The card's background started off with lots of foliage stamping in very light beige and brown and even some clear heat embossing. I used the largest stamp from my new kit Blossoms & Blessings by Unity Stamp Co. to create hanging branches from the top of the white background. Then I added gold holiday winterberries and cut leaves from a green botanical stem. I also wrapped linen thread around the top to add a rustic touch. Finally I carefully sprayed green ink to finish the background.

The window die cut is decorated with different kinds of leaves -in different tones of gold and green-, white shimmery poinsettias, pearls and rhinestones. Finally I heat embossed a sentiment in gold on vellum, using a pretty sentiment from the Jingly, Jolly Joys stamp kit by Unity Stamp Co.

Oh, if you are wondering about the sparkly card base, all I did was attach double sided adhesive to the edge and add clear glitter! I did the same thing with the strip under the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you liked today's post!

Sharing with: Latina Crafter - Sketch #53 / Poppystamps - Home for the Holidays / Memory Box - Glitter / The Paper Girls - Stamps / Word Art Wednesday - AG / Cuttlebug Mania - Trees / Retarte - Anything Goes / One Crazy Stamper - Winter or Christmas / The Glory of Christmas - Glitter or Shine / SSS Monday - So Glossy / 


  1. This is breath taking, Gracie. I adore your style.
    Blessing hugs,

  2. Hi Graciellie, this is amazing!!! Elegant, bright and fantastic card!! Thank you very much for participating in the Latina Crafter's November Challenge!!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful card! There are so many wonderful details on your card, it's a feast for the eyes. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

  4. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#64
    Alexandra Dt

  5. Love the foliage! Very unique design. Every time I look at you card, I find something else I love. Thank you for sharing with us at The Glory of Christmas - Myrna DT

  6. Wow there, Gracie!!! This is one incredibly beautiful, elegant, unique card, mm think a super use of descriptors there :) but very clever use of your talent Gracie, God blessed.
    Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

  7. Oh wow Gracie. This are is off the charts gorgeous. You put so much work into your beautiful cards. So very talented.

  8. OMG, the colors are just incredible! Love the window and the Christmas atmosphere of this card!

  9. This is such a beautiful card ~ so elegant and so sophisticated and just stunning! Thank you for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  10. Stunning card Gracie, amazing layout using these wonderful die cuts, love your colours..
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps blog.
    Pam x

  11. Another beautiful card! It's so soft and pretty! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at The Paper Girls again.

  12. Stunning card. So elegant! Thanks for joining us at Retarte#64
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  13. Gracie, this is just stunning! Your colours are so elegant - thanks for much for joining our November challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

  14. Oh my word this card is absolutely stunning! Super gorgeous and those colors are beautiful too! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  15. Wow! Stunning card, Gracie! This is absolutely beautiful! I love the pretty, soft colors and the way the branches fall around the window. Thanks for playing along with us over at Poppystamps!
    Take care!

  16. Gracie, your cards are all listed in the dictionary under stunning!! How do you do it? Thnak you so much for sharing and teaching and being a beautiful Shinning Light to teh world!

  17. Graciela me encanta tu tarjeta, super delicada. Gracias por participar en el reto del mes de Latina Crafter

  18. So pretty!!! Thanks so much for joining our Glitter Challenge at Outside the Box. hugs, :)

  19. Gracie I have never seen a more beautiful card! Oh my goodness and then the trees in the window! Wow!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge !

  20. Eye candy as always Gracie! SO elegant and absolutely gorgeous!

  21. Beautiful colors and design. Thank you so much for participating in our glitter challenge this month.


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