Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a good week. Today I have a quick and easy Christmas card for you that I absolutley LOVE! Check it out...
Isn't that copper embossing on the sheet music DSP yummy?? I am loving that look! I began with a piece of This Christmas Specialty DSP (the sheet music pattern) and then heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Be Jolly, by Golly stamp set in copper. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to die-cut both the DSP and the Real Red scalloped circle behind it.
The background is a piece of Kraft card stock that I embossed using the Pine Bough TIEF. I added a strip of Candy Cane Lane DSP, some burlap ribbon and a bit of Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine before mounting it on a Real Red card stock base. I The only additional embellishments are a pair of cute mini pinecones (in copper, of course!).
On the inside I stamped one of the sentiments from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set in Crumb Cake ink on a Very Vanilla card stock panel. Quick and easy peasy!
Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a good weekend. Things here are busy, as my son is hosting his first sleepover. Thankfully his friend is a wonderful little boy and he and Max get along really well.
Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps. Check out this super-versatile sketch:
Here is my vintage-looking take on it:
For this project I pulled out one of the sets, Reason for the Season, from last year's Holiday Cataloge that carried over to this year's Annual Catalogue. It is easy to forget that there are some fabulous Christmas stamp sets in the Annual Catalogue and this is your reminder to check them out! I also used some This Christmas DSP from the Annualy catty as well...the sheet music patterned background is from that pack! I simply stamped the poinsettia and leaf images, in Cherry Cobbly and Garden Green inks respectively, on a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of DSP. Then I stamped the outline image using Versamrk and heat embossed in copper. I tore about 3/4" off the right edge of the DSP, Versamarked the torn edge, and then heat embossed it in copper as well. Love the look.
The sentiment is also heat embossed in copper on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Layering Ovals framelits to die cut the sentiment and the Cherry Cobbler mat behind it. The background panel is a piece of Kraft card stock on which I stamped images from the Reason for the Season set in Crumb Cake ink. The only embellishment on this project is a mini pinecone and a bit of Linen thread.
On the inside of the card I added a Very Vanilla panel on which I stamped the poinsettia and leaf images using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green inks. The outline and sentiment (from the Peace This Christmas stamp set) are stamped in Crumb Cake ink.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team projects for this challenge...they are fabulous!! Then give this sketch a try and share your creation with us over at Sunday Stamps...we'd love to see your work!
Happy Friday! Wahoo!! So glad the weekend is here. I'm looking forward to some quality time in the studio.
Today I have another project to show you that features the Christmas Pines bundle from the Holiday catalogue...
For this one I used the Pine Bough TIEF to emboss my Kraft card stock background and then sponged the raised image using Whisper White Craft ink. I love the frosted look it gives. I also sponged the edges of the embossed panel. The sentiment, from the Christmas Pines stamp set, is heat embossed in white.
The pine branches are die-cut from Emerald Envy card stock using the Pretty Pines thinlits. I layered them on a Mint Macaron doily. The pine cones consist of two layers, one cut from Copper foil sheets and the other from Whisper White card stock. I adhered them to the doily and added a bit of linen thread. To create my arrangement on the card, I added some Cherry Cobbler 3/8 Silky Taffeta ribbon, a bit of sheet music-patterned This Christmas DSP and some linen thread. The panel is mounted on a Cherry Cobbler card stock base.
On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the pine bough image from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Mint Macaron ink as well as a sentiment from the same stamp set in Cherry Cobbler.
I hope you're enjoyed this little showcase of projects using the Christmas Pines bundle. If not, don't worry...I have LOTS more projects to share with you over the coming weeks ;)
Have a wonderful weekend...be sure to stop by on Sunday for a new sketch challenge from Sunday Stamps.