I've been enjoying a few days away from my blog but I'm back today with my weekly Christmas card. I used the Merry Monday Sketch #27 and the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #51 - Use Designer Papers.
For my card I turned the sketch 90 degrees. The base of my card is Baja Breeze card stock. I added a layer from the Snow Festival designer paper. The next layer up is also from the same designer paper that was matted with Baja Breeze card stock. The top layer of the same designer paper (cut going in the wrong direction - oops!) was run through the Big Shot using the Designer Frames Embossing Folders. It's a little difficult to see because of the
pattern in the paper so I've added a closer view here. This was also matted with Baja Breeze card stock. Cherry Cobbler ribbon was used to make a bow. I left the tails long so I could wrap them around this layer. Glue dots were used to attach the bow and the layer to the card. The sentiment from the Word Play stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White card stock using VersaMark and Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. It was punched out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch and the edges sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink. This was popped up on the card using dimensionals. I colored a Pearl with the Gumball Green marker and added it to the ornament on the sentiment. A little reminder to pay attention to the pattern in designer paper when cutting. I didn't notice my error until I was adding the layer to the card. Not wanting to waste the paper or the time, I left it as is. It will be a subtle reminder to me to pay closer attention next time. Thanks for stopping by today. If you've been thinking that it's about time to start on your Christmas cards, stop over at the Merry Monday challenge and play along. See you soon.
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Stamp Set: Word Play (w-#120308/c-#120651)
Ink: 2012-2014 In Color Markers (#126856); Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad (#119669); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper: Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (#126908)
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Designer Frames Embossing Folders (#123130); Heat Tool (#129053); Extra-Large Oval Punch (#119859); Stamping Sponges (#101610)
The Finishing Touches: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon (#124138); Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder (#122949); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Mini Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)