Hello everyone, it's Lisa here! I'm so glad to be back with you all, here on Catherine's blog today. I thought I'd pop in and share a card I made, using that beautiful Flourish Background Stamp from Catherine Pooler Designs. This background stamp is gorgeous no matter what color it's stamped in and can be used all year to accent your cards. For this card though, I wanted to get Christmasy by stamping it in Catherine Pooler Design's Mardi Gras ink, which is the newest green in the Carnival Collection. Mardi Gras, combined with that fabulous new Samba red, is the perfect Christmas color combination!
Creating the card front:
- On a 3 3/4 x 5″ piece of Premium White Cardstock I created a card front by stamping the Flourishes Background in Mardi Gras ink.
- I randomly stamped some sweet little Samba red berries using Catherine's ‘Tis the Season stamp set.
- Using the 3rd largest die in the Nested Label Die set I cut an opening in the center of the stamped piece.
- On another piece of 3 3/4 x 5″ Premium White Cardstock I centered the 4th largest Nested Label die, using the stamped card front as a guide.
- Using the Samba red ink pad direct to paper, I inked up the inside of the second die cut piece, then adhered it behind the stamped card front to create a layered look.
- I attached this finished card front piece to the front of a Premium White Cardstock – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ side folded, horizontal card base using dimensional tape to pop it up a little.
- To add a little shine I added some random dots of Diamond Stickles throughout the Flourishes background.
I set the finished card base aside to have some fun coloring accents:
- I stamped two of the bell image from the Holiday Charm stamp set on Premium White Cardstock with Midnight ink. I also stamped one “Happy Holidays” sentiment from the Santa Approved stamp set.
- I colored all of these images with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to add highlights.
- These images were then cut out using the Holiday Charm and Santa Approved coordinating die sets and adhered to the center of the card using dimensional tape.