Howdy! It’s almost the weekend and I have lots of stamping planned! If you still want to come to my class on Saturday, contact me ASAP as I still have some room!
For today, I wanted to share a card I made for a new Challenge site I found by some of the same folks on other sites I visit: “Stamp Ink Paper.”
I’m looking forward to what they will have, and to start it off with the first one, it’s a Card Maker’s Choice! YAY! That means it can be anything!
So, I first picked my favorite stamp set… Lovely as a Tree.. it’s my oldest stamp set, and I love it…. but I just used it for a previous card! So, then I decided to go to my favorite color… Cherry Cobbler. This isn’t to say it’s my favorite color in the world (I have lots of colors I adore…), but it is one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! colors 🙂
Now before anyone freaks out about what I am about to say.. just remember.. it’s just a card!!! A Christmas card! HA! I know, I know… you are thinking I’m nuts.. Christmas is too far away.. but ya know what? Doesn’t matter. 🙂 I liked the card, so I’m sharing it. Besides, if I start now, I may have my cards done in time, maybe.
For this one, I used the Wondrous Wreath (with coordinating framelit) and White Christmas stamp sets. The wreath is stamped in Smokey Slate, then Versamark with Silver embossing powder for the accent leaves. I left off the little berry stamp because I wanted to make my own flowers. I used both the Itty Bitty Punch Pack flower punch and the Tree Builder combined to make a layered flower. I sponged some Cherry Cobbler on the card stock to make it darker, then punched the larger flower from that. It gives it a two-tone effect.
Speaking of sponging, check out the background… BRICKS! I am so excited over this one.. it’s the new Brick Wall embossing folder. And, it’s 6 x 6, so you can have the design go either direction on your card! YAY! To give the bricks some more dimension, I took a sponge dauber and ran some Cherry Cobbler over the raised bricks, so the ‘grout’ stayed lighter, and the bricks got some darker highlights. I think this turned out pretty cool:
I want to point out the ribbon on the card. It’s the white Stitched Satin, and this time I used the Cherry Cobbler Marker to color it.. but just a little bit, making stripes, then I made the bow from that. I did that after I added the little ribbon tag at the end of the sentiment, and didn’t want to re-do it.. so that stayed white instead of matching the bow. 🙂 Behind the sentiment is also the Silver Foil Paper. Shiny stuff, and so easy to use.
I hope you like it, and now you may go back to not thinking about Christmas just yet. 🙂