My Christmas card this week fits three Christmas challenges: Merry Monday July - use any previous sketch; Paper Players #102 - Christmas in July; 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown - Anything Goes. For the Merry Monday challenge, I chose sketch #1, the only one I missed in their weekly challenge.
For the base I chose Very Vanilla card stock. The sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamped on Old Olive card stock with black StazOn ink. I cut a scalloped edge from a piece of Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the scallop from the Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies. I ran it through the Big
Shot again with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. It was attached to a piece of retired Deck the Halls designer paper and added to the cardfront. The image from the Bells and Boughs stamp set was stamped on Watercolor paper with black StazOn ink. I water colored it using Blender Pens and Old Olive and Real Red ink pads. It was cut out with the Big Shot and one of the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and sponged around the
edge with Old Olive Ink. A piece of Real Red card stock was also cut out with the same die collection and sponged around the edges with Real Red card stock. I attached the image to this layer with dimensionals and then added this layer to the card with dimensionals. Basic Rhinestones were colored with a red permanent marker and attached to the berries in the image. There you have it -
another Christmas card added to my stockpile. I hope you enjoy a creatively fun day.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Sets: Bells and Boughs (w-#120831/c-#121142); Petite Pairs (w-#122495/c-#122497)
Ink: Real Red Ink Pad (#103133); Old Olive Ink Pad (#102277); Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad (#101406)
Card Stock/Designer Paper: Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Real Red Card Stock (#102482); Old Olive Card Stock (#100702); Watercolor Paper (#122959); Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (#125601); Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (#125595); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches: Basic Rhinestone Jewels (#119246); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)