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.
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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Another great card, Su! I agree, every day is card making day! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday 🙂
Beautiful in blue, Su! I love non-traditional colors for the holidays. As for trees, I remember my aunt’s aluminum tree, which was bedecked in blue satin balls. It was gorgeous! Thank you for sharing at Festive Friday!
Christmas memories are the best! Thanks for sharing about your aunt’s tree.