Hi there. It’s Friday and so it’s Christmas idea time I know, it seems silly in this heat but it’s always good to get ahead.
Our Christmas card today uses the all occasion Pennant Parade stamp set. The card here is a stepped up version and over on my Facebook page you’ll find a much simplified version, using less materials and completely flat for posting – perfect for batch card making.
We’re using the red (well, pink at least) and green from our new In Colours; Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding with a little Garden Green for contrast.
Both versions of the card start with a 4″ Square of Strawberry Slush card base and a 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ square of the same card, punched evenly at the top with the 2-1/2″ Circle (120906) and then run through an embossing folder.
This one uses the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (116824). After stamping the sentiment from the Pennant Parade stamp set (W128697 or C122742) onto Pistachio Pudding card using Garden Green ink, it was punched out with the Modern Label (119849), adhered to the embossed layer and trimmed down. A piece of Venetian Romance DSP (130144) was matted to the card front and then the embossed layer popped up on dimensionals. The trimmed tree from the set was stamped in Garden Green ink onto Whisper White card and punched out with the Petite Pennants Builder (122361). This was adhered to a scalloped tree punched from Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) with the same punch. The star was stamped in Strawberry Slush and the plant pot in Baked Brown Sugar onto Whisper White card and fussy cut out. All three were popped up on dimensionals (or slivers) in the centre of the frame. Finally, the tree was trimmed with Basic Rhinestones (119246).
The simplified version on Facebook uses the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335), plain Pistachio Pudding card backing and the tree is stamped directly on.
As usual, I’ll be back some time within the next week with a non-Christmas card using the same stamp set.
Have a great weekend.