Hi everyone, Lisa here! I'm so happy to be invited back to Catherine's blog. If you're like me you've been super busy working on your holiday cards. I have around 50 to make and send each year so I start making them a couple months early.
What better place to start than with this year's festive Home for the Holidays Stamp of Approval Collection? For today's card I decided to set aside the traditional Christmas colors. Instead of Rockin' Red and Grass Skirt I dialed it up a notch with It's a Girl and Lime Rickey. Now those are some bright fun colors!
I started by embossing a 4 x 5 1/2″ card front using the Cozy Borders stamp set, clear Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I lined up four of the borders on my MISTI stamping tool to create a background stamp. There are so many fun pattern combinations you can make with these borders. After embossing I did some ink blending over the top using It'a a Girl ink. The clear embossing resisted the color and revealed a bright white pattern. It looks like a cozy warm sweater doesn't it? Next, I used the large 2 1/8″ circle die from the Sugar Cookies add-on die set to cut a circle over to the lower right hand side of the embossed card front.
Using the finished piece as a template, I temporarily positioned it on top of the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ side folded horizontal card base. I traced the circle lightly with a pencil to use as a guide for my sentiment placement. I then stamped the “Jingle all the Way” sentiment from the Festive Trimmings stamp set inside the circle using Black Jack ink. I erased the pencil marks and then adhered the embossed card front to the card base using dimensional tape.
Now for the fun part!! That circle was just begging for a wreath so I stamped each of the two pine branches from the Festive Trimmings stamp set five times. Then I heat embossed the jingle bell 5 times using Versamark ink and silver embossing powder. I diecut all of these small images with the Festive Trimming's coordinating add-on dies then adhered them around the circle with liquid glue.
That's my card for today. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope to be back soon but until then, have fun with those holiday cards and happy stamping!