I started to think about today’s card, I had two ideas in my mind.
Firstly I wanted to create a card around a sentiment, and secondly, I
wanted to use some Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Choosing the DSP was
easy, it’s called Be Merry, but the sentiment was more of a challenge!
We have quite a lot of stamp sets which have sentiments that lend
themselves to this style of card.
I chose Merriest Christmas Wishes
because I guessed it would be easy to colour using two different coloured
started with a card base of Garden Green Cardstock (CS) and, using
Garden Green Ink, I stamped two holly branches across the top of the
The stamps were from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set,
which is a two step stamp set.
For the infill stamp to colour the holly,
I stamped off once, and although I have used this set countless times, I
found it quite a challenge to get it lined up properly!
I should have
expected it because Garden Green is quite a dark colour, which meant the outline stamp didn’t show up as much as usual!
challenge was with the infill stamp for the bow, and I didn’t do as well
as I know I can, but hey-ho, I can live with it as it is!
I adhered the DSP onto a Whisper White CS layer, and then onto the card
I used the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Marker Pens to paint
the sentiment, and I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White CS.
Using the largest Stitched Shapes circle die, I die cut the sentiment, and layered it
using Dimensionals, onto a scalloped circle die cut using the largest
scallop circle in the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.
Then I adhered
this to the card front, also using Dimensionals.
two dies from the Christmas Staircase Thinlits, I die cut four fir
branches in Garden Green CS.
Next I used Tombow, and adhered them all behind the
The final touch for the front of the card was to add small
Basic Pearls along the holly branches, and a larger one in the centre of
decorate the inside of the card, using Garden Green Ink, I stamped two
holly branches in the same design as I did on the top of the card front.
I added the bow in the centre, and finished by adding berries coloured
in freehand using my Cherry Cobbler Marker Pen.
isn’t one of my favoured clean and simple cards, but I’m very pleased
with the result!
That’s it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
Geraldine Homenchuk says
This is really lovely Jan. It just shouts "Christmas" … a beautiful job as always! Thanks so much for sharing again.
Hi, Geraldine. Definitely not my usual style but I'm really pleased with it. Glad you like it, too! We are so alike! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.