Merry Mistletoe Christmas Card with Buffalo Check

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.

Mistletoe Season Card flat

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.

Happy Crafting

Joanne x

 

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So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love

For today’s project I wanted to make some really quick cards that had nothing to do with the love theme but still used the Sealed With Love stamp set. I chose to use the paint stripe stamp to make a background. Continue reading “So Very Much meets…Sealed With Love”

Thoughtful Branches – Day 1

By now you’ve probably all seen the Thoughtful Branches Promotion that Stampin’ Up! is running throughout August. Pick up this limited time stamp set on its own or in a bundle with the matching Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, but hurry as this stamp is only available till the end of the month or until stocks last.

 

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As you can see my first card with this bundle uses the stamps and dies to create a purple hydrangea flower, variants of which can be see all over the internet.  I love the Blooms & Bliss designer paper so decided to use that as inspiration. I used Sweet Sugarplum and stamped the flower image multiple times just moving slightly to create a mottled background for the flower, similar to that on the paper. I then over-stamped in Rich Razzleberry for definition. The leaves and stem were die cut from Mint Macaron and the greeting is stamped in Rich Razzleberry also. A little sponging around the edges and a few of the tiny pearls finishes the card off.

Comeback tomorrow for more inspiration with this bundle.

Happy Crafting
Joanne x