Hey stampers! I had planned to post this yesterday but time got away from me. I absolutely LOVE having my daughter and her family living with us but I'm finding it takes time away from being in my studio...I'm NOT complaining--family is always first!--I'm just not getting to post as often as I want to.
For today's projects, I pulled out a set that I feel is somewhat overlooked in the Holiday catalog...Feathers & Frost. I really love the images in this stamp set and, as you can see from these projects, it lends itself well to any level of stamper!
This first card would easily appeal to either a beginner or casual stamper. I used minimal supplies to make it, with just a couple of easy tricks to give it a little kick and make it visually appealing. I also sometimes like to create Christmas cards in an unexpected color...I think Sahara Sand works well on this card!
To create this card, start by stamping the floral and leaf images onto a Sahara Sand card base (8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, cut in half and folded to create a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card) in Sahara Sand ink.
Cut a piece of the striped Sahara Sand Subtles 6 x 6 designer series paper to 5-1/2" x 3" and stamp the largest foliage image in the center in Sahara Sand ink. Stamp the sentiment on a 3/4" strip of Sahara Sand cardstock, also in Sahara Sand ink, then trim each end at a diagonal.
Adhere the striped dsp to a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock cut 5-1/2" x 4". Tear the top and bottom edges of the cardstock, then gently roll the torn edges slightly. Layer onto the card base and adhere the sentiment to the center of the card. Finally, splatter the card front with ink from Wink of Stella brush pen...you can leave off this final step and still have a really pretty card. Wink of Stella just adds a bit of sparkle and shimmer to a project!
These are the products I used for the first card...
The second card might be a little more work than a casual stamper might want to put into a project, but will be right up the alley for my avid stampin' friends!
I used the same stamp set but added vellum, heat embossing, Stampin' Blends, foil paper and an embossing folder.
Begin by stamping the large foliage image onto a 2-7/8" square of vellum cardstock using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with heat tool until melted. From the top side, color image with light and dark Old Olive and dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends markers. Apply fine-tip glue to back side (I applied it along the embossed lines so that when it's glued to the back piece, the embossed lines hide the glue) and glue to a 3" x 3" piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Set aside to dry.
Emboss bird image onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, then color with light and dark Crumb Cake, light Soft Suede and dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends markers, then cut out. "JOY" is embossed on a scrap of Pear Pizzazz, then cut out, and "to the world" is embossed on a strip of Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
Run a 3-3-4" x 5" piece of Poppy Parade cardstock through the Big Shot in the Simple Stripes embossing folder. Layer onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of gold foil cardstock and finally onto a Poppy Parade card base.
Layer the bird and "JOY" onto the vellum with Stampin' dimensionals, then adhere this piece to the card front with SNAIL adhesive. Finally, adhere "to the world" at the bottom of the card.
In addition to the Feathers & Frost stamp set shown in the Showcase above, I used these products for this card...
Thank you so much for stopping by today...I hope you liked these projects! If you have any questions about how to recreate them yourself, please don't hesitate to ask me. And I hope you'll come back to visit me again soon!
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