HO HO HO with Large Letters and Hang Your Stocking

I’m really excited to share today’s card with you.  This idea has been floating around in my brain for a while now, and I had some time to put my idea down on paper.  It came out just as I had imagined –   even better.  It all starts with Stampin’ Up!’s Large Letters dies and ends with a wonderful Christmas greeting.  Here’s my card:

Hang Your Stocking, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas Card

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Large Letters Framelits Dies.  You need these.  That’s all I can say.  I’ve been promoting the benefits of the Large Letters Framelits Dies since they debuted in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, and I keep coming up with more reasons.  I cropped a bunch of H’s and O’s with the Large Letters Framelits (and a handful of stars from the Christmas Stockings Thinlits so that “HO” wouldn’t translate to “OH”).  Here’s a peek at that bundle that you really need (can I say that enough?):

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • Faux Embossing.  Since I used tone-on-tone Real Red for this background, it might look like my letters are created from a Textured Embossing Folder – that’s not the case, though.  I cropped the letters, lined them up and glued them down.  I love the effect of this technique – Mom shared a video with you.  If you missed her video, you can click on this picture to see the original post that shared her video:Faux Embossing Technique, Stampin' Up!
  • A Sweet Sentiment.  I love that this card features only two colors – Real Red and Whisper White.  I didn’t want to cover up the faux embossed background too much, so this small, slender sentiment was perfect for my card.  I layered this sentiment (from Hang Your Stocking) with red and white layers from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to create the perfect, ruffled sentiment for this card.

    Hang Your Stockings Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Hang Your Stockings Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets:  Hang Your Stocking  Papers:  Real Red, Thick Whisper White Inks:  Real Red  Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Hang Your Stocking, Large Letters Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Christmas Card

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  1. Brilliant! I love this card, the simple elegance of it, the colors, the angle of the letters, all if it is perfect! Thanks!

  2. The backgrounds letters look like embossing. So striking!

  3. I lovelovelove this! Totally fun!

  4. Great card, it’s so unique. It really looks like you embossed it.

  5. I LOVE your faux embossing! I also love the simplicity of your card but yet it makes a bold, festive statement! Love it!!

  6. When I first saw your card, I thought that I don’t remember that embossing folder. Sure enough you faked us out with the faux embossing that looks terrific. Great job. Love it with the simple sentiment in ovals.

  7. I agree with all comments here, what a beauty!

  8. Great card! Must try this technique!

  9. I love how you always manage think outside the box! This is a really creative design using a great technique.

  10. Love this card! THAT should be in the catty. The letters will be coming to my house soon…..

  11. I just don’t understand how one person can have this much creativity…seems unfair. LOL! I absolutely LOVE this card, Brian! Amazing!

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