Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. What kind of card would you expect me to make with that gorgeous combination of soft, fresh colors? If you said, “Ooooh! I would expect you to make a Christmas card,” then your truth-o-meter might be beeping right now. While I thought I might try to force these colors into a Christmas card, it wasn’t nearly as difficult to make them work as I first thought. Here’s my 4″ x 6″ card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Candy Cane Christmas. Did you see how each one of these images – the star, the tree, the mitten – pair perfectly with one of the colors in this color combination? I love the sweet images and sentiments in this sweet set – I stamped each with Archival Basic Black ink. Each of the three images I featured today have a thin line around it, so I used a coordinating Stampin’ Write Marker to shade that thin border. That further ties each image to its respective color.
- Other New Products. There are two more new products included on this simple card. Did you spot them? Along with Candy Cane Christmas, I used Merriest Wishes stamp set and Suite Seasons – both new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog. The patterned circles behind the Candy Cane Christmas images were stamped with a gorgeous image from Merriest Wishes stamp set.
I masked one of the sentiments from Suite Seasons stamp set to capture only “Merry Everything.” The modern, graphic sentiment pairs perfectly with these non-traditional colors.
- Isolating the Sentiment. What a great collection of sentiments! Sometimes, though, you only want part of a stamp on a project. I love “Merry Everything Happy Always”, but that’s not what I wanted for this card – I only wanted “Merry Everything.” Here’s what I did: I put tape over the parts of the stamp I didn’t want on my card, inked up the stamp, pulled the tape off and then stamped onto the card stock. Here’s a quick video to show that technique, along with a couple of other ways to isolate images on a stamp:
Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Christmas, Merriest Wishes, Suite Seasons Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Basic Black Inks: Archival Basic Black, Stampin’ Write Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo) Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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Thoughtful Branches. For a limited time (August 2 – August 31), customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it. To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.
2016 World Card Making Day Event – November 4 (Friday before On Stage in Atlanta). For the fourth year in a row, Pam Morris and I are hosting a World Card Making Day in Atlanta for our demonstrator friends. This year, we are hosting the amazing event on November 4 (a month after World Card Making Day) to coordinate with the Stampin’ Up!-sponsored event that will be there the following day. We’d love for you to join us! To read more about the event and register, CLICK HERE.