All the samples I’ve seen with the Great Tidings stamp set and dies have used Gold as one of the main colours. With this card I thought I’d change things up and use Silver instead and I’ve paired that with Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and a hint of Evening Evergreen and I love the colours togther.
I used the Brushed Metallic Silver Cardstock to cut out the intricate arch die. I wanted a subtle background behind this with a little colour so I cut a piece of the snowflake print from the Peaceful Place DSP. I added some colour with a blending brush and Pool Party ink. I adhered this to the back of my silver arch and the matted on some Blackberry Bliss cardstock before adhering to my card base.
I stamped and embossed the three wise men in Silver and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends in mainly Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party and Evening Evergreen. after die-cutting I added them in a row along the bottom of the card.
I stamped the greeting onto one of the labels in Ornate Frames and added some ribbon behind to add a little texture. This ribbon is the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon which I’ve coloured with the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends.
What colour would you chose for these Regal Wise Men?
I was going to share this ard tomorrow when it actually is Halloween but as we’re pumpkin carving as a family this evening I’m in the Hallloween mood today. Plus if you do send Halloween cards its a quick last minute project you can easily put together today.
The background was created using the two pumpkin stamps from the Gather Together stamp set, I used clear block I and stamped both stamps together in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I then coloured each pumpkin in with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Bledns markers.
I debated for a long time whether or not to draw faces on each of the pumpkins to make it more spooky looking but in the end decided against as my drawing skills are not great, but feel free to do so it you’re casing the card.
I added a strip of the Black Satin Ribbon to the centre of the card and then stamped my greeting on a panel cut from the Ornate Frames dies. I didn’t have a Halloween themed greeting which was curent so stamped my own using the Make A Difference stamp set and the Stamparatus.
I fnal touch was to add a few Pumpkin Pie Rhinestones from the Holiday collection, these are hidden away on page 58 of the Autmn/Winter catalogue and a great additonal to any holiday themed project.