Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful Card

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Life is Beautiful:

( the photograph picked up the iridescence of the snowflake sequins and turned them pink in the picture, rest assured they are just a glittery white on my card)

The recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Pool Party 4 x 5-1/4 embossed with the Tasteful Textile EF

DSP panel: Snowflake Splendor 4 x 2-3/8

Art piece: Whisper White  die cut with the rectangle Stitched die (3 x 4-3/8)

Sentiment: Whisper White die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Die

Inside: Whisper White 4 x 5-1/4

The details:

the art piece

  • Stamp the tree from the Life is Beautiful stamp set in Gray Granite Ink to the left hand side of the art piece
  • Ink the circle dot image from Life is Beautiful on the tree branches  as follows:
  • Stamp the first set of dots  in Pool Party Ink
  • Stamp the dots a second time in 2nd generation Pool Party Ink off set from the first stamping

The sentiment:

  • Stamp the sentiment  from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set in Versa Mark Ink
  • Sprinkle Silver Emboss Powder on the sentiment and heat emboss the image
  • Attach the sentiment to the bottom part of the art piece

Putting the card together:

  • Attach your DSP to the bottom of the embossed Pool Party panel
  • Wrap a piece of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon around the panel on the seem between the two panels of paper
  • Attach this panel to the front of the card with Dimensionals
  • Adhere your art piece to the  front of the card with Dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Adhere some Silver sequins from the Sequins for Everything pack to the tree foliage and a few down by the sentiment
  • Adhere some Snowflake Adhesive Backed Sequins to the tree foliage
  • Adhere a few Snowflake Sequin to the foliage too
  • Attach a Snowflake Splendor bow  to the left hand side of the art piece and you are done

Card inspiration:

Here is the card from our Thursday Blog hop that inspired the “alternate” look

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These are the products I used to make my card:


  1. Julie Johnston says:

    Not usually a fan of sequins, but they work for this card. While I loved your orange and plaid fall card with the birdhouse, this is so lovely, I think I like it better. The soft colors and the embossing really do the trick.

  2. Susan K says:

    I love this alternate design! I love that you used the same tree for a different season. Perfect colors and the sparkly snowflake sequins top it off! TFS. I love Your Alt Mondays.

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