Thursday, September 19, 2019

Making Spirits Bright

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with another card for the Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge. Are you loving the fun challenges SSS is doing this month as much as I am??? I am playing with some products that I haven't used for a long time. Yay!!

I also used the fun September Stick-It-Down Card Sketch:

I am always in a quandary as to the best way to adhere these intricate diecuts. My ancient sticker makers leave shiny sticky webs that are a pain to clear out. I don't have a really tiny point liquid glue bottle. I have not splurged on double adhesive backed sheets.

So what I did here was smooth a thin layer of Ranger - Multi Medium Matte with my all-purpose tool of choice (a halfway-straightened out paperclip!) along the back of this diecut. Since the starry background is matte, any traces that oozed out from behind were completely invisible after it was dry. Even under careful examination, I can barely discern where there was any excess...and I know there was some!

You can't tell in the photo but the snowflake heart diecut is made from shimmery pearl cardstock. So pretty! The beautiful rhinestones are ones that crafty friend Teresa Doyle sent to me some time ago. (THANKS, Teresa!!) I love that they are a shaded hue and blend into the sky so well, yet add that dash of sparkle!!

Supplies used include:
Memory Box - Snowflake Love Pendant (retired)
Ranger - Multi Medium Matte
Memory Box - Making Spirits Bright stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Tilda Cutaways die set
Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
AB Rhinestones from Teresa Doyle
Scraps of DCWV patterned and shimmery cardstock

Hope you enjoyed this card. I am so grateful for your visits to my blog and for your lovely comments. Hope all is well at your homes as you settle into autumn.......or spring for my friends at the bottom of the world!! :) Have a lovely day.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Memory Box Collaboration Challenge
2. Stick-It-Down September Card Sketch Challenge
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Monochrome
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - AG Christmas
6. House that Stamps Built DCC-S419 - Begins with B (I used a the word Bright.)
7. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
8. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
9. DL.ART September Linky Challenge
10. ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sparkle (I used rhinestones for Sparkle.)
11. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
12. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #404-405 - AG
13. STAMPlorations Summer Theme and Sketch, AG with stamps

14. STAMPlorations CAS Challenge


  1. This is gorgeous! Love the fabulous background and those super elegant die cuts! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. Very pretty and I like your all-purpose tool of choice to glue.

  3. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick it Down.


  4. Fabulous sparkling card, love the blue tones!

  5. What a GORGEOUS card! I LOVE your starry background, and all the embellishments. The white in contrast is perfect! I am jealous of your embossing skills. :-) Thank you for joining us at Stick It Down--Sharon DT

  6. Love the starry background! Thank you for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

    Patricia DT

  7. Beautiful card
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
    Julie T

  8. This card is absolutely breathtaking. Thanks for playing along at Stick It Down.
    Mandi, card DT.

  9. Love this card, love the white die cuts on the blue background... beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at the SID blog .

    Monica- DT

  10. Thanks for sharing your awesome card with us in the Stick It Down September Card Sketch challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, SID Card Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  11. Fabulous card. Love the dark background and the sweet snowflakes. Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down.

  12. Wonderful Christmas card so very elegant. Thank you for joining in the S and T challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Dorte x

  13. Beautiful creation, love that background! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  14. Oooh, this is just exquisite! That night-sky patterned paper works so well with the delicate white die-cuts. I can't even imagine how difficult that intricate die would be to adhere but the results are truly worth it.

  15. Beautifully card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Stick It Down

    Patricia Cards SID DT


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