Today sees the start of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) Sale which runs through to 31st October 2020. There are a total of fifteen different packs of DSP that are reduced by 15%. Some are from the Annual catalogue and some are from the new Mini catalogue. Please see the following link which will take you to the complete list of Designer Series Papers on Sale.
Today’s card was created using the Hostess stamp set called A Merry Hello. I chose to use the tall thin stocking but my first design didn’t work out so I’ll go back to the drawing board and have another go! I moved onto another idea and I was pleased how it turned out. Using my Stamparatus I started by stamping the stocking onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I coloured it using Dark Real Red and Light Old Olive Stampin Blends. The stocking top was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Pear Pizzazz Ink.
After I had fussy cut it, I adhered it on the top of the stocking bringing it as low as possible to make the stocking as short as possible. The A Merry Hello is a two-step stamp set, and I used one stamp that did the toes and the heel of the stocking at the same time. I die-cut the image using the largest slim die from the Stitched Rectangle dies. After cutting the top layer from one of the designs from the Heartwarming Hugs DSP and adhered it onto a medium layer on Mossy Meadow CS, I adhered it onto a Whisper White CS card base. Inside the card, I adhered a top layer of Pear Pizzazz CS to a middle layer of Mossy Meadow and then onto a Whisper White CS card base.
The two sentiments are from one of the designs from the Trimming the Town DSP. The design is lots of different sentiments in different languages, in different fonts, and in three colours, i.e. Old Olive, Real Red and Misty Moonlight. At first, I was going to use only the Real Red MERRY CHRISTMAS, but then I changed my mind and cut out the Old Olive SEASON’S GREETINGS. When I saw them sitting one on top of the other one I thought it looked really good and decided to go with it. I did think maybe I should use three, i.e. an odd number but I decided on this occasion two was the right number! It’s the exception that proves the rule.
After adhering the image using Dimensionals, I used the edges of the Dimensionals edges to support both sentiments side by side. I finished the front of my card by adding three Red Rhinestones to the stocking, i.e. one at the top of each Christmas Tree. I had another stocking which I had stamped, coloured and fussy cut – including a stocking top – and I adhered it in the bottom right-hand corner. I should have punched three very small Red Foil circles so I could add one to the top of each Christmas tree!
Today is the start of a new year for Stampin’ Up! so I need to think about what my goal is for this year! That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for OCTOBER 2020 is 3E2YYKZV. Thank you. xx
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”