Today’s project is a holiday card using the Making Every Day Bright stamp set. World Card Making Day is coming up, October 6th, and I thought it would be a good idea to make a holiday card in non-traditional Christmas colors. Besides, my grandmother, on my father’s side, preferred white Christmas trees with blue lights and silver tinsel.
Merry & Bright
Stampin’ Up’s new Blueberry Bushel is the card base. The envelope is decorated with a piece of In Colors 6X6″ Designer Series Paper, in matching Blueberry Bushel.
I stamped the lightbulbs in Blueberry Bushel ink on Whisper White cardstock, stamping off, so their color would vary a bit. Our Christmas Bulb Punch was fun to use for cutting.
For the background, I stamped the electrical cord (Making Every Day Bright) in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I embossed it with the Simple Stripes embossing folder. Yes, I stamped the Pineapple Punch rays (Making Every Day Bright) right on top of the embossed stripes. The rays needed to be in a certain spot, so the lines actually helped with placement.
The sentiment, “Merry and Bright,” is from The Hearts Come Home stamp set, which I stamped in Blueberry Bushel, and cut with a scalloped Layering Ovals die. The foliage around the sentiment was cut from Whisper White cardstock using Pretty Pines dies. I added seven Rhinestone Jewels for extra brightness.
World Card Making Day is the theme at Festive Friday, so I will play along there.
Every day is card making day for me. If you don’t have a demonstrator, I’d love for you to join my team. Send me a message, so I can help you get started!
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Today’s card brings a smile to my face. I often watch birds soar, and imagine how they feel.
Bird Soaring Among the Clouds
The colors were inspired by this week’s TGIF challenge. Don’t you love Coastal Cabana? I began with it as the card base.
I also used Coastal Cabana for the clouds, applying a stenciling technique. The Pretty Label Punch has a great cloud shape, so I punched one from Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, using a Sponge Dauber on regular weight, Whisper White cardstock, I added ink around the border of my punched cloud, moving it, and filling in the blank areas with more ink.
TIP: Daubing onto the punched cloud first (before spreading) will prevent making a round spot. You can see my punched cloud is dark from the repeated daubing.
I owe my cloud idea to this week’s challenge at Festive Friday.
The Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper was perfect for framing my clouds, which I cut to fit. Before gluing the two together, I stamped a row of tree tops (Lovely As A Tree stamp set) in Early Espresso ink.
Next, it was time to start on my soaring bird. I stamped the Serene Garden bird in Early Espresso ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I colored her with three Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie and Ivory.
A Garden Scene Die was used to cut my Pumpkin Pie, soaring bird, and I raised her on dimensionals.
Thanks so much for visiting today. I enjoyed sharing my project with you! My supplies are listed below, and available at my store. Just click on the pictures.
Are you ready for a sneak peek of the Merry Christmas To All bundle?
“Christmas” is one of the words in the die set, along with three other words and two labels, and the stamp set has 28 stamps!
Paper words are a necessity in my card making, so this bundle was at the top of my list.
The good news is that it’s available for everyone to order on September 5th! You can check it out by clicking on the picture in my product list at the end of this post.
Merry Christmas to All Sneak Peek
My inspiration for today’s project was this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
I’m also linking to Festive Friday’s “dots” Challenge.
Wooden words are a favorite of mine, so I die cut “Christmas” using Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I layered it on retired, brown cardstock for thickness, making it look more like real wood.
“Christmas” was a little long, vertically, but a perfect fit, horizontally.
To accompany “Christmas,” I chose a deer from the Dashing Deer Bundle. I stamped the deer in Soft Suede ink, and used its die for cutting.
The deer is standing on the word “merry,” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set. I stamped “merry” in Soft Suede ink, and used a label die from the set for cutting.
For a splash of Christmas colors, I cut two pine boughs and berries, using the Pretty Pines die set. The boughs are Garden Green and Old Olive cardstock, and the berries are Real Red cardstock.
I wanted to keep this simple, so chose a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Thick Whisper White that I embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder. It’s a warm day in August, but the snow hasn’t melted yet!
If you’re wondering about the pretty paper beneath my card, it’s Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog. I have it listed in my product list, so you can easily see all the pretty prints.
I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. Get your list ready for September 5th! I’d really appreciate you shopping with me, so that I can be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator. See you next time!