Monday, September 5, 2022

Christmas Season

 Hello friends! I hope you all had a nice long weekend. Unfortunately the smoke rolled in early Sunday morning. I suppose it was just a matter of time and we should be thankful that we had a mostly smoke-free summer. Thankfully it didn't last and Monday was clear again.

So today's card uses a Christmas stamp but it is definitely not a Christmas card. I am currently designing cards for our upcoming Crafting at the Lake Event and those are all Christmas cards. I find it difficult to think about Christmas cards when it's over 30 degrees out! I wanted to challenge myself to make a non-Christmas card using a Christmas stamp. I think it turned out pretty well!

I started with a Sahara Sand card base. On top of that I added a piece of Petal Pink cardstock. 

I used the Christmas Season stamp. I stamped one of the sprig images randomly all over a piece of Basic White cardstock using Soft Sea Foam ink. I stamped another sprig using Sahara Sand ink. I then stamped the little dots to fill in the spaces using Petal Pink ink.

I added my stamped piece onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock that I embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder. I placed my stamped piece at an angle. I added a piece of Petal Pink Polyester Ribbon across the front of the card and secured it at the back. I used another piece of the ribbon and tied it into a faux knot. I added this to my card base using dimensionals.

I stamped my sentiment (from the Color and Contour stamp set) on a square of Basic White cardstock using Sahara Sand ink. I then used the Very Best Trio Punch to punch all four corners of the square. I matted this on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock that I also punched. I added my sentiment piece to the card front using dimensionals. This punch allows you to create any size label for sentiments and be able to mat it perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. This is a good example of using a stamp set in a way that it was not intended. This is a great way to think outside of the box and give our stamps a lot more use.

Stay well and keep creating!


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