Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Warm Christmas Wishes

Hello again!  I have a card to share today featuring the Merriest Christmas stamp set from The Project Bin and two of my favorite dies from Simon Says Stamp.

I used some non-traditional Christmas colors for my card (although these colors are becoming more and more popular for Christmas).  I am definitely more of a traditional holiday decorator with red and green, but I really do love this color palette for cards and such.

I used one of my favorite techniques...diecut inlay, which is also a great way to use up card stock scraps.  I began by die cutting the ring wreath.  I cut 3 from black card stock and 1 from white card stock.  I stack and glued all four of them together with the white layer on top.  I like having a the stack of black at the bottom as it creates a nice shadow and really highlights the white top layer.  Next, I used the die 5 more times with the colors shown  and popped the circles into the die spaces.  This was a little bit time consuming as I had to find the right sized circle to fit the coordinating shape.  There are 5 or 6 different sizes of circles, so it was a bit of a challenge, but worth it!

I stamped the adorable snowman onto Neenah Solar White card stock and then colored him with copic markers.  I also used a white gel pen to add some polka dots to the gift he is holding.  Once he was colored, I placed the same ring wreath die over him and ran it through my Big Shot.  This allowed him to fit perfectly inside of the wreath.  I stamped the sentiment below him and then finished off the card with a pop of color using red & white striped paper and the lime green scalloped border.

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Wishes - The Project Bin
Ring Wreath - Simon Says Stamp
Scallop Stitches - Simon Says Stamp
Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 Paper Pad - Doodlebug Design
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen
Misc. Card Stock
Clear Embossing Powder

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