Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merriest Christmas Wishes

#stampinup   #faithfulinkspirations   Stampin' Up has been offering some wonderful project kits lately.  My favorite--by far--is the "Watercolor Christmas" Project Kit!! The font on the sentiment stamps is amazing!! I love that font so much! You can purchase the stamp set separate from the kit (but get the kit!) and, of course, you can use it to create your own cards.

Well, I was trolling around Pinterest one day and I saw an awesome card made by Stampin' Up Artisan Design Team member Paula Dobson, from New Zealand. I pinned that baby right away and decided I'd recreate that card for one of my Christmas card-making classes. Paula's card is way more wonderful than mine--notice her embossing on half the sentiment--so I made a less elaborate version that would be easier to create in a class setting.
I started with a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel.  I stamped the sentiment in the center with Crumb Cake Ink. Then, I lined up the three tree stamps on one block and inked them with Basic Black Archival Ink. I stamped the three trees at the top and bottom of the sentiment.  Next, I squeezed some ink into the lid of a Garden Green Ink pad and colored the trees using a Blender Pen.

I adhered this piece to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat and then on to a Crumb Cake Card Stock card base.

I don't usually do the inside of a card ("innies" as my friend, Dena Rekow says), but Paula's card was adorable inside, too. I used the same three-trees-on-one-block and stamped them in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a 3-3/4" by 5" Whisper White panel. I colored them with Garden Green Ink and a Blender Pen. I stamped another sentiment from the "Watercolor Christmas" set in Crumb Cake right below them. I adhered this to a 3-7/8" by 5-1/8" Basic Black Card Stock mat and then to the inside of the card. Love this!!

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