Yesterday I decided to make a Christmas card using the baubles stamp in the Ornamental Envelopes Stamp Set. I’d seen lots of cards where the crafter had stamped the image and then stamped in a contrasting colour – I think they were all red and green? – which were then die-cut with the matching die from the Envelopes Dies. Next, three of the die-cut baubles were popped up on Dimensionals over three of the stamped images.
I don’t like popping images up over ready stamped images, especially if they are a different colour. Being so picky makes my job more involved, and I daresay, my card doesn’t look any better than those that have a stamped image beneath it! I took a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and using Garden Green Ink I stamped the curved fir branch stamp so it went from the top right-hand corner across towards the left as far as it would go easily with the stem going off the top edge. I stamped and die-cut two sets of baubles, i.e. one in Real Red and one in Garden Green.
Next, I used some removable tape and adhered my chosen six baubles in position hanging below the fir branch. Using one of my (non-SU) Staedtler Triplus 0.3mm Fineliners in grey, I drew broken dash lines from the branch down to the bauble. Then, one by one, I removed the baubles and the removable tape and replaced it with Dimensionals and put the baubles back where they belong. The giveaway that I haven’t stamped the underneath image is that the hanging cords are grey dash lines – clearly not stamped!
I decided to fill the left-hand side of my front layer using some Real Red and white Designer Series Paper(DSP) from the ‘Tis the Season 6″ x 6″ pack. The length is the same length as a regular top layer but for the width, I guessed how much I needed and trimmed off the excess. I chose the A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS sentiment from the Gift Wrapped Stamp Set and after stamping it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a scrap of Whisper White CS I die-cut it using a long die from the Snow Time Dies. This has also been popped up on Dimensionals with part of it resting on the bottom of the lowest bauble.
To finish off the front of my card I adhered some Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones to the fir branch, as well as three Shaded Spruce Rhinestones to the Garden Green baubles and two large Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones to the sentiment. All these rhinestones are from the Holiday Rhinestones which I have found to be amazingly useful because each colour seems to co-ordinate with more than just the colour stated! The stamp for the baubles has a total of six baubles, which meant I had a total of twelve red and green baubles. Decorating the inside of the card was a no-brainer, i.e. baubles. The only decisions were how many and which ones.
It was an easy decision because one of the red ones hadn’t stamped very well which left three green and two red. Sizewise they couldn’t have been better! Another pleasing card! That’s it from me today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
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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”