Today’s project has been brewing in my head ever since I saw the Buffalo Check stamp, its pattern is very similar to one in the Under the Mistletoe DSP pack, so I decided to use it as a background for this simple Mistletoe card.
The Mistletoe Season stamp set is the perfect one for beginners and avid crafters alike to use as there are so many gorgeous combinations you can come up with. I’ve used the two mistletoe sprigs for the main focal point of this card. These are two-step stamps with a difference, they don’t completely line up, making them a great starting point for beginners.
I stamped my outline mistletoe in Pear Pizzazz and then took the filler stamp, inked with Pear Pizzazz again but stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on my image. I love how the two-tone image gives the card some depth.
A simple bow stamped in Real Red finishes off the main image. As mentioned above my background was created with the Buffalo Check stamp again with Pear Pizzazz. The Merry Christmas greeting in the bottom corner adds a greeting. To finish the card I added three clusters of the white enamel dots in the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes to perfectly replicate mistletoe berries. A simple card which is quick and easy to replicate for those last minute cards you need to make.
The pictures of today’s project don’t really do it justice as you can’t appreciate the gorgeous shimmer of the Champagne Foil layer and the stamping is done with Champagne Frost Shimmer paint.
Stamping with the Shimmer Paint is easy, just shake your bottle well then pour a little paint out onto a clear block and use a stamping sponge or a sponge dauber to apply to your stamp and then stamp. The images I’ve gotten haven’t been as crisp as they are with our normal inks but I love the effect they create. I used very detailed stamps on this project, a better result might be gained from more solid images.
The combination of Night of Navy gives these cards a very majestic feel which I think is perfect for Christmas cards. Have you had a go with stamping with the Shimmer Paint? If not I suggest you do as I love the shimmery effect it creates.
Following on from yesterday’s card I have another card to share which doesn’t use an stamping. Today its a Christmas card using the Merry Christmas Thinlits and some of the All is Bright Designer Paper.
To add some extra detail to the “Merry Christmas” greeting and the All is Bright background layer I made a layer from vellum. I used the Detailed Bauble Thinlits, first using the detailed doily image and embossing it with the Big Shot Embossing Mats and then cutting out the doily with the edging die.
A simple card with a big impact which is fairly easy to mass produce if you don’t mind a bit of die cutting!
October 1st is the first day in the Stampin’ Up! year and they’ve kicked the year off with a sale to coincide with World Card Making Day on October 5th which will run from today until October 7th, so now is a great time to stock up on some of those card-making essentials. Here’s links to the products in the sale:
If you’re a fan of the Stamparatus then Stampin’ Up! are releasing three new accessories to go along with this products as well as an accessory bundle pack:
Being the start of a new year its also the start of a new quarter in the Stampin’ Up! calendar which means its the perfect time to sign up as a demonstrator as you’ll have even longer to meet your first quarter minimums. Plus there are some gorgeous new products coming in November which demonstrators can order now as part of their starter kit. If you’d like to join up simply follow this link here I’d love to have you in my team.
For today’s project I have my August customer thank you cards which you should have all received (hopefully as I gave them to hubby to post, fingers crossed). They are very simple cards which did take a little time to make as there is lot of colouring involved in each card.
I stamped the large maple leaf from Falling for Leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The edges used Black Bliss with the centres in Mint Macaron and the remaining details were coloured with Light Pumpkin Pie which looks similar to Grapefruit Grove which is the colour I wanted to use.
After mounting on some Blackberry Bliss card the main card is finished. I stamped the lovely sentiment from the same set onto the second largest set of dies from the Layering Circles Framelits in Blackberry Bliss. Simple cards that were a joy to create.
Today its my favourite day in the Stampin’ Up! calendar, the launch of the Autumn/ Winter Catalogue which is 56 pages of Christmassy goodness. I love Christmas crafting and I love, love, LOVE the new catalogue. I honestly want every single thing in it!! If you’re like me and love your Christmas crafting then click below to go directly to the catalogue PDF.
If you’re in the UK, France, Germany, Austria or The Netherlands and would like a paper copy then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.
If you’ve got bonus days coupons to spend from last month then why don’t you treat yourself to something in this gorgeous catalogue.
Just a quick post today to share this card with you. It’s show casing the Share What You Love paper which I haven’t pulled out in quite a while. I love how well this floral mixes with the copper, the paper has iridescent shimmer on it and is beautiful.
A couple of die cuts and a stamped greeting from the Stitched All around bundle and the card is finished. Sometimes all you need is some gorgeous paper and a greeting to make a great card.