Wednesday, November 9, 2022


My card today uses products from the beautiful Lights Aglow Suite, namely the Brightest Glow stamp set and the Lights Aglow Specialty Designer Paper, but I have also added a few other products to complete my design.

To create the background, I used the Layering Diorama Dies and the Lights Aglow Designer Paper to create a woodland Christmas Tree theme.  This Lights Aglow Specialty paper is really pretty with plenty of gold accents.  To highlight the pretty paper, I created a ring of gold with Gold Foil cardstock and the Layering Diorama Dies.  After die cutting and layering the Evening Evergreen and the gold foil die cuts, I added a snippet of gold ribbon around the narrowest part of the card and tied it in a simple double bow.

Before I cut the 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, I determined where I wanted to have a full tree positioned within the Diorama opening.  You can see a full tree to the left of the trees behind the sentiment.  If you look closely, you will also see that I added a few Rhinestones Basic jewels to that tree to draw your eye towards it.

The two small trees in the lower right were made with the Tree Lot Dies.  If you were not fortunate enough to get these dies during Sale-A-Bration before they sold out, you can use the Trees for Sale stamps to stamp the same little trees and use heat embossing rather than die cutting to give them their gold trimming.  You can then fussy cut them to pop them up as I have done.

The sentiment is from the Brightest Glow sentiment stamp set.  It was heat embossed with gold embossing powder and because I didn't want to cover up too much of my trees, I fussy cut the sentiment.  

To decorate the inside of my card, I used the leftover center portion of the Evening Evergreen die cut from the front of my card to create a mat.  I love it when I can make good use of "leftovers"!  (I think my mom felt the same way about being able to serve "leftovers" for supper!)

I then die cut a Diorama Layer from Very Vanilla and decorated it with a gold embossed sentiment and two stamped trees.  The trees were made with the Trees for Sale stamp set.  I first stamped the solid trees with Evening Evergreen ink.  Next, I over-stamped them with the more detailed tree stamp using VersaMark Ink and heat embossing with gold embossing powder.  The same process was used to decorate the lower front corner of the envelope.

If you would like a detailed tutorial with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step instructions, you can download a free copy by using this link.

For more information on any of the products I used, please refer to the following product list.

Product List

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