Your Presents – Crackled “Joy”

Youre Presents - Crackle Joy dpi 120dpi

This clean and simple design is the third of the three cards that I designed featuring the “Your Presents” stamp set for our Holiday Catalog Stamp Together.  My goal was to show different ways (aka, non-traditional) to use this versatile set and I love how they all turned out.  I hope you do as well.

BASE:  The base is Vellum in a long & narrow-ish size (3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  Because the Vellum is semi-opaque I added a strip of Pink Pirouette to the inside mainly to give an area to write your sentiment on and then I found it had a nice subtle ground effect.  Next is a slightly narrower band then the 2″ circle in Gold Foil and that is topped with a 1/4″ band of Gold Glimmer.

FOCAL POINT:  The Medallion hi-lights both the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack paper as well as the Your Presents stamp set.  A 2″ circle was punched in Pink Pirouette and the “Gold Crackled” design from the Winter Wonderland DCS.  [TIP:  Any vellum will show adhesive through to the front so use Vellum Tape or strategically place pieces on the card to hide your adhesive.]  I put adhesive in the middle of the circle to hold the two 2″ circles together then I topped that with a 1-1/4″ punch circle in Gold Foil popped with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

SENTIMENT:  There are many different shapes in the Your Presents stamp set, two happen to be a 1″ish Solid Circle and the word Joy.  Believe it or not I stamped the solid circle onto Whisper White with Pink Pirouette ink and then stamped Joy centered in the middle with VersaMark and heat embossed in Gold.  [TIP:  Stamping the pink onto the white cardstock give a more subtle pink color and makes the embossed Joy stand out even more. AND let the pink dry for a few minutes before rubbing with your Embossing Buddy and stamping the Joy so the powder only sticks so the Versamark.]  Finally, yes, I did fussy but around the circle and parts of the Job outside of the circle.  I know I kinda crazy.  Lol!  I also cut off a bit more from the “J” because I didn’t like the white that showed in the center.  I “made it work”.  [grin]

Thank you so much for stopping by today and leaving me a comment.  I hope you have a great Friday-Eve (aka, Thursday)!


  • STAMP:  Your Presents
  • PAPER:  Vellum, Pink Pirouette, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Whisper White, Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
  • INK:  Pink Pirouette, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–2″ & 1-1/4″ Circles


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *