Christmas Card Extravaganza!

Welcome to our 1st ever Christmas Card Extravaganza  ISC Blog Hop!

The Architects were challenged to choose a different image from the Joyful Christmas and create a card making it the focal point!

This is my Victorian Ornament card, featuring the round ornament from the new sheet. Victorian Ornament 3586a2
The ornament was stamped onto vanilla c/s using the bordeaux ink and again onto dp using black ink then the ribbon part was paper pieced onto the vanilla image. I cut a reverse mask of the ornament and stamped the stars and snowflakes inside using the merlot pigment ink then heat embossed using a red/gold glitter powder. The holly leaves were colored w/ a marker then the oval was cut using a Spellbinder’s die. I cut a larger oval and a narrow rectangle out of the same dp. A vanilla rectangle layer was also cut using a die.

Victorian Ornament close up3585a2c
The sentiment was stamped and a tag punch used to cut it out. A narrow layer of the dp was added and then it was attached to the image panels. A larger panel of the tree dp was added. The trees were a little too far apart for my layout, so I cut out a couple of the burgundy trees and attached them close to the pine colored trees.

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card and I know you’ll love the beautiful cards the rest of the ISC Architects have created.

Yet, there’s more! Win  3 FREE of the Newest Christmas Stamp Sheets (Joyful Christmas, Eclectic Christmas, Festive Christmas)! Super easy, leave a message about what Christmas means to you & yours on the ISC blog or any of the Architects’ blogs. This opportunity will end Wed Oct 14th

You want more?

ISC is also offering 10% off your order (good thru Friday 10/16) ! The Christmas Stamp Line is jam packed and for a limited time only the retail price has been reduced!

To continue the hop, please click on over to view Joanne’s Blog.


Don’t worry, if you get lost, here is the blog hop order.

Start at the ISC blog
Julie (me)
Back to end at the ISC Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!

stamps: ISC- Joyful Christmas
paper: vanilla, dp (BasicGrey Figgy Pudding collection, Karen Foster trees)
ink: Ancient Page bordeaux and coal, Colorbox merlot pigment ink
accessories: glitter ep, Spellbinders oval and rectangle sets, SU tag punch, ribbon, foam tape


10 Responses to Christmas Card Extravaganza!

  1. Beautiful Julie, I like this ornament and the papers are awesome.

  2. WOW, WOW, WOW, Julie!!!! Girl, this is absolutely stunning!!!! The colors are GORGEOUS!!! I think I need to send you my address so you can add me to your Christmas list ;D;D. This is beautiful!!! Hugs, Sabrina

  3. This is just sooo very pretty, Julie!! I love the paper pieced ornament, and the colors and papers are just all so beautiful!!!!

  4. Oooooooooo that’s STRIKING!

  5. Very unique…Love your colors and layout thanks for sharing

  6. Oh wow Julie!!! This is lovely!!! I love your ornament! The paper pieced bow is fabulous, and I love the rich tones of papers… love the trees… just a beautiful card!

    What Christmas means to me….

    Christmas if my favorite holiday for so many reasons! I love gift giving… it brings me such joy! I love decorating the house and enjoying special family times together! But I love Christmas most of all because without that day, and the Easter holiday that follows, none of us would have any hope for peace, joy or a future filled with promise!!! Because of the Christ child whose birth we celebrate on Christmas, we can enjoy the promise of eternal life with Him in heaven and our joy in this life can be full in spite of circumstances!

  7. just love your layout….and the piecing of the ornament…and the way you worked that dp into your design…fantabulous

  8. Such a pretty card! I love the layout!

    I absolutely love Christmas! Christmas means spending time with family and giving gifts. I love watching others’ reactions when they open a gift from me. It makes me happy!

  9. I love this card it has such an old world feel to it! The colours are amazing!

  10. This is so lovely! Wonderfully done!