I keep making different Christmas cards. Everyone on my list will be getting a completely different card! I keep experimenting with different stamp sets and different color combinations. The real problem is that I love all of the cards! It’s the story of my life. I go into a shoe store and I love all of the shoes (well, except the pointy toed ones). I go into Dooney and Bourke in the outlet center and of course I love every bag in there. Don’t even get me started on the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration goodies. How will I control myself? The only reason I can control myself in a candy store is because I’m allergic to dairy. I can only select from the dark chocolates and fruity candies. Thank goodness for small favors!
I decided to create another card from the Paper Craft Crews challenge sketches. I am finding the challenges really fun and it’s giving me new layout ideas to add to my repertoire of inspiration and ideas. I think that is what crafting is all about. Try new things and new techniques. Let go of the perfection and just have fun. A little imperfection never hurt anyone! Here is what the sketch looked like:
My card was created using Garden Green, Very Vanilla and Riding Hood Red Card stock and inks. I also used a Versa Mark Pad and heat embossed the trees with Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder. It really sparkles up close. I used my Lovely As A Tree stamp set, a sentiment from a retired set (Punch Pals), the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Edge Punch, a piece of Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and a Garden Green Brad. I also used my Simply Scored Tool to create the embossed lines that you see on the red around the Very Vanilla image. I scored two lines, one at 1/2″ from the edge and then in the next “well” of the Simply Scored to the left of 1/2″ (3/8″ from the edge). I turned the paper to the next side and did the same thing until I had all 4 sides done. I really liked the look. I will be trying that on a larger scale next time. It was just one little thing I had not tried before and now I have it in my bag of stamping tricks!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used With Links:
Paper and Ink: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green paper and ink, Very Vanilla paper, Versa Mark and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder #101930
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree #127793
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