This is another quick card using the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, unlike my post last week this card doesn’t use the matching punches its just focuses on the Holly stamp.
I used the second largest Stitched Rectangle in Whisper white for my stampinglayer. On this I randomly stamped the holly and berries stamp all over in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. To fill in the gaps I used Real Red ink and the speckle of dots stamp to create a background.
I coloured the leaves with Mossy Meadow and the berries with Real Red Stampin’ Blends.
I used one of the patterns from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP as my background, matted onto a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock.
My greeting was stamped on the middle circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies, with the corresponding scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies in Mossy Meadow behind it.
This was a quick card to pull together and so perfect if you still have a lot of cards to make.
Today is the last day that the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite are available to purchase so I thought I’d share one last project with you. As most of us will already have our cards made for this year I wanted to share a quick idea using the gorgeous paper as most of the detail.
I’ve used the Holly pattern as a background for this card and simply stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas rose stamp set onto the largest label form the Roses dies.
A simple strip of the Poppy Parade Textured Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the card and a couple of springs of Holly stamped from the Christmas gleaming stamp set finish the card.
Below I’ve listed all the links to the products in the Christmastime Is Here Suite, so make the most of your last chance to purchase these items.
Christmastime Is Here Products:
Today I’ve been playing with the Christmas Gleaming bundle making loads of baubles, which is super easy with the punch duo and the gorgoeus Brightly Gleaming Speciality DSP. I love this paper and it seems everyone esle does to as Stampin’ Up! can’t seem to keep the warehouses stocked with it.
I’ve paired my gorgeous background paper with a matt layer in Pretty Peacock, I was tempted to use Copper Foil but thought that might ne a copper overload with the Celestial Copper ink and Brightly Gleaming Foil elements which also appear on the card.
Along with the baubles, one punched and one stamped, I’ve stamped the holly spring. I stamped this in Celestial Copper Delicata Ink and the coloured with Stampin’ Blends. The colours have gone a little muddy so I think next time I’ll use Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder if I want to colour an image.
A simple Merry Christmas stamped in Pretty Peacock and the card is done.
Remember back in May when Stampin’ Up! released their first product medley Everything Is Rosy, well its now available in the clearance rack with a 15% discount. So I thought I’d pull out my collection and give Everthing Is Rosy a Christmas twist.
I’ve paired it with the Christmas Gleaming bundle as I think the rich jewel tones of Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Rose Gold would work well as baubles.
Before I put my card together I used the Rose Gold Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to “stamp” some baubles on Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock. I then punched these out with the Gleaming Ornaments Punch pack along with some extra baubles from the paper from Everything is Rosy.
Along with the baubles I added some die cuts from the Stitched Nested dies and some of the flourishes from the Everything is Rosy dies.
Some of the Night of Navy Gold Edged Ribbon and pearls coloured with the Rose Gold shimmer paint add a few finishing off touches for these cards.
I love how these turned out and I have many more baubles ready to make more cards, so guess what I’ll be doing this afternoon.
I urge to to pick up the Everything Is Rosy Medley which you still can I love it so much and confession time yes I did order a second one just to get more of the gorgoeus papers, don’t tell my husband.
This Christmas card is fairly simple to put togther as long as you don’t mind at little fussy cutting for the holly leaves.
The background paper comes from the Come to Gather DSP, I love the linen effect of this paper and think it could work for a variety of projects.
Here’s a close up of the holly leaves coloured with Stampin’ Blends and the fussy cut out. I love a bit of fussy cutting, especially at this time of year when I’m spending cosy nights in front of the fire. If you’re not a fan of fussy cutting then you could use the holly berry stamp and dies from the Free Skate Bundle.
The greeting and frame come from the Frosted Foliage Bundle which contains some lovely sentiments.Basic Measurements:
A simple card which is easy to replicate if you want to make a sttart on those Christmas cards.
Card Base: Half A4 sheet, cut to 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
Real Red Layer: 14.4cm x 10cm
DSP Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm