A Retro Little Christmas

A Retro Little Christmas

Good morning stampin' friends!  I'm very excited that, as of yesterday, my daughter, her husband and my grandbaby are headed this way from Nebraska to live with us for awhile!  As exciting as it is, I'm preparing myself for life to get a little crazy....it's been many, many years since we've had a toddler living with us.  I'm not sure I'm 100% ready for it just yet but they'll be rolling in sometime next week so here we go!  As I'm preparing spaces for them and baby-proofing (somewhat), I haven't had time to make a video this week but I do have this fun card to share today!

This card features the Christmas in the Making stamp set and I just love the retro images!  It's on the list of sets that will NOT be carried over to the new catalog, so if you love it, you'll want to order it soon!

Although I changed it a little, I was inspired by a card in the Holiday catalog using this set.  Our catalogs always have some beautiful ideas in them and sometimes it's nice to not have to redesign a card from beginning to end!

I started this card by stamping the focal image onto Whisper White thick cardstock using the Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then coloring it with Stampin' Blends. The blends colors are so rich and beautiful, and once you practice a little, they make blending seamless.  I am really happy with how they are available to us as well...each pen is sold separately or with it's partner, or as an entire set.  If you haven't had a chance to play with these markers yet, think about adding a duo or two to your next order.  Once you use them, you're going to love them!  You can watch my Stampin' Blends video tutorial by clicking HERE.

I cut both the circle and the red glimmer paper scalloped circle using the Big Shot and the Layering Circles framelits.  I also used the Big Shot with the Winter Wonder textured impressions embossing folder to create the snowflake on the Old Olive background piece.

The sentiment is stamped in black ink onto Old Olive cardstock, and the DSP was cut from a piece of Merry Little Christmas.  When all the pieces cut and finished, I layered everything onto an Old Olive card base.

I love how it all came together!

I used the following products on this project:



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