PAPER: Whisper Black, Real Red, Garden Green, DSP
INK: Garden Green, SU markers Garden Green and Real Red
STAMPS: Many Merry Messages, Keep Christmas
PUNCHES: Small Scallop Punch
This is last years stamp set but I got it late after I had made my cards so could not wait to use it this year. I like how I tied the following the star with Christ and the star stamp. This is one of my favorite cards. It was so simple and fast to make and love the Bermuda Bay color. The only hard part was that on the star stamp were the words 'PEACE" written under the star. So I had to mask it every time that I stamped it but I love this star and the dots around the edges. I got the idea for using the tag on the front from one of my sister Sandi tags and loved how she displayed it, so that was the start of the idea for this card, thanks Sandi for the spark plug start.
PAPER: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Riding Hood Red
INK: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay
STAMPS: Christ Is Born, A Wish For Peace, Star Studded Season, Perfect Presentation
ACCESSORIES: Dimensional, Big Shot
This is my experiment fun but time consuming card. There are several things on this one that I tried new. The merry tag is made from the tin on a soda can which after cutting down the tin to size I ran it through the Big Shot Sizzet Embossing Folder "Merry". I applied black embossing powder next and heat set but I thought I could just scrape off with a light sanding the black over the embossed "Merry" but that did not work. So I had to end up making a cut mark along the top and bottom of the word and removing all of the embossing just in this area. Then reapplying very carefully in very small amounts of the embossing powder and scraping off the letters until I could read it then heat set it again. This took some time so I do not think I will try this again. There must be an easier way to do this. Behind the scalloped candle stamp I used a one inch strip of heavy duty tin foil and pleated it as I went around a sticky page circle applied to the back of the scallop. The Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon at the bottom is also stuck on using a sticky page strip cut to size applied to the bottom of the card first then adding the ribbon and pleating it. On the inside page I put the verse through the Sizzix Textured Impressions folder Perfect Polka Dots.
PAPER: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Garden Green
STAMPS: Keep Christmas, Many Merry Messages
INKS: Basic Black, SU Markers
ACCESSORIES: Heavy Duty Tin Foil, 1/4" Red Ribbon, SU Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Pages, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Small Tree hand punch, Big Shot
STAMPS: Bearing Gifts, Winter Post, Just Because
INKS: Gold Matelic, Silver Matelic, Real Red, Basic Black, Gold Sizzy Pen, SU Markers
ACCESSORIES: Red Glitter, 2-Way Glue
Well hope you are keeping warmer there than I am here because I am FREEZING!