Happy Cyber Monday to you! Are you shopping online today? I did a lot of my gift hunting on Friday, so today I’m holed up in my crafty space finishing up my Christmas cards.
I send a lot of cards to Canada this time of year, so I need to keep embellishments and layers to a minimum for them to get to the destinations safely. Today’s card features a stamped design with just the right amount of sparkle to add some holiday cheer!
I received some new stamps in the mail the other day and the real gems are the little filler images in this set. I started out with the poinsettias, stamping them in red royal ink on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch piece of white cardstock.
Next, I added leaves to fill in the left side of the card.
To fill in all the in-between spaces, I used the berries and holly leaf images.
Once the ink was dry, I ran the cardstock through my die-cutting machine with a wonky stitched frame die to clean up the edges. I chose that particular die because it reminded me of the way garland drapes around a tree. The sentiment is stamped with gold ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder.
To finish up, I matted the stamped panel with a 4 1/8 inch x 5 3/8-inch piece of red cardstock and adhered it to my A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch) card base. And of course, I added a little golden glitter to the poinsettias!
Supplies: Cardstock (marshmallow and peppermint) from Bazzill Basics Paper Inc.; Yuletide Holiday stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!; Midtone Shadow ink (forever green, red royal) and Bold Ink (pine, strawberry) from Hero Arts; Delicata ink (golden glitz) from Imagine; super fine clear detail embossing powder from Ranger Industries Inc.; Nuvo Glitter Drops (honey gold) from Tonic Studios; Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies from My Favorite Things.