Oh my! My first christmas card of the year. Not sure if I’m ready for this, but I had to use my new Season of Joy stamp set from the Holiday Mini Collection.
I made this card for Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #19.
This is a 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ card size folded in half for a 4-1/4″ squared card made from Soft Sky CS. I wanted to use my Dashing DSP matted on a piece of Real Red CS…so I went with this simple designed sheet due to the other patterns being way too busy for the card. The Dashing DSP measures 3-7/8″ square with a 4″ Real Red CS mat with all corners ticket punched. All edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip ink. Used my Crop-A-Dile to dry emboss 3 circles to the left side just for some balance.
The image..well how nice! It is my image and sentiment all in one with a touch of some holiday bling. I inked the whole stamp in River Rock ink then went back with my Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers and colored some details that I wanted to stand out. I used Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder, and Dazzling Diamonds to all glittered areas (including poinsettia flower).
I wanted to make the snowflake in the word “joy” stand out and carry the soft sky color into the image. I used my 1/2″ circle punch and punched out the original stamped snowflake on the piece of Whisper White CS. I stamped the image again in Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky CS. and adhered to the back of my Whisper White piece. Ticket corner to the corners, then matted on a piece of Chocolate Chip CS.
I used Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Collection to go across the bottom of the card. I punched a 1/4″ circle to middle of poinsettia flower, layered a piece of ribbon from Sherbert Ribbon Originals which was then threaded up through middle of flower and tied in a not to secure in place.
STAMP SET USED: Season of Joy
CARDSTOCK USED: Soft Sky, Real Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Dashing DSP.
INKS USED: Soft Sky, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Versamark, River Rock.
ACCESSORIES USED: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Sherbert Ribbon Originals, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder, 1/4″ & 1/2″ Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile tool, Stampin’ Sponges, Ticket Corner Punch.
Happy Monday to all!