Welcome to the Team Stamp It Blog Hop! We’re all excited to share our Holiday projects with you. As I’m sure you are aware, there are not as many days as usual between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year so I hope you will find inspiration you need to get those holiday projects going.
I know many people send out digital versions of Christmas greetings, but I enjoy sending a handmade card. It warms my heart hearing nice comments from those who receive them. Today, I’m sharing one using the Christmas Gleaming bundle. The metallic touches in the Designer Series Paper add a nice holiday glitz.
My intention was to share a card that could be easily and quickly mass produced for everyone on my card list. This one is close, other than a bit of fussy cutting.
- Start with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Night of Navy card base, scored at 4-1/4″
- Add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock
- Cut a 1-1/2″ x 5″ piece from one design of the Brightly Gleaming DSP
- Cut a 1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece from another design of the Brightly Gleaming DSP
- Cut a piece of Copper Foil using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies
- On a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp two of the ornaments from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set using Night of Navy ink and the sentiment using Merry Merlot ink.
- Punch out the ornaments with the Gleaming Ornaments punches and adhere to the copper circle
- Fussy cut around the sentiment and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Stamp the holly leaves using Jet Black Stazon ink on Shimmery White cardstock
- Using an Aqua Painter watercolor the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink and the berries with Merry Merlot ink
- Fussy cut the holly leaves – this is really the only part of the card that takes a bit extra time
This layout can easily be used with the various papers in the bundle as they all coordinate beautifully, allowing me to make many cards from one pack of the DSP. Here is a different version of the card using the colors Pretty Peacock and Copper. I colored the berries on this card with the Celestial Copper Delicata Metallic Ink using a dry Aqua Painter.
If you haven’t visited the other blog hop participants, I hope you will use the links below to see all of their beautiful projects. To be entered in this month’s Blog Hop Giveaway, please leave a comment and include #stampitcontest.
Congratulations to Janice Kincaid, the winner of last month’s Giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!