Thursday, July 2, 2020

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Peace

The challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is to cluster elements and to use at least three embellishments.  Since my very favorite thing to do is little groups of elements, how could I not play along?!

I'm not 100% certain how an embellishment is defined.  For me, I figure it's not die cuts since I'm using them as the main image.  So I used an embossing folder, glitter (using heat 'n stick on the gray frame), wooden accents, tinsel ribbon, a star sequin and Studio Katia Ice Sparkle Crystals - that's six!!

52CCT Cluster Embellishments

This is a fun little die set, although I think it might be retired.  It's the first snowglobe by Tim Holtz.  (I only see the second snowglobe on the website. I got the first on Amazon.)  Living in Colorado, I had to have the little mountains and trees.  I recently stumbled on Julia's blog which inspired me to use just pieces of these big Sizzix die sets - see this card but there are so many others!  So my card isn't a "snowglobe", it's just a rustic mountain scene.

Something fun about this die set is that the mountains and trees are scored down the middle so you can add dimension. I popped the mountain with thicker pieces of dimensional tape down the middle and the tree with thinner pieces (although there are so many other things on top of the tree, it's hard to tell it's popped.

52CCT Cluster Embellishments Close

Thanks to the group at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for inspiring me to put all of these pieces together in my cluster of embellishments!

Stamps: Winnie & Walter Happy Christmas
Dies: Essential by Ellen Essential Circles, Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowglobe (the first one)
Other: Stampin' Up Embossing Folder and Tinsel Trim, Studio Calico wooden trees, Studio Katia Ice Sparkle Crystals, Pretty Pink Posh star


  1. Kim S: As the June DT hostess for 52 CCT, I wanted to thank you for participating in the very unique clustering embellishment challenge this week! You've done a great job! The little ice sparkle crystals nestled next to your sentiment tag accent that really well!! And the mountain scene is creative too with that tinsel trim, trees, and star sequin! Darling!--Becca/DT

  2. What a darling scene, this is delightful Kim!

  3. Such a sweet Christmas creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our current theme at Christmas Card Throwdown.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at 52cct


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