Hey there! Wanted to show you this fun Christmas card in non-traditional colors for this week's Christmasy inspired colourQ 99, jingle belles and Clean and Simple sketch challenge.
So, this card was one of those where I ended up ripping the entire thing apart and starting over MORE than once! Particularly that stamped panel in the middle, I just COULD NOT get it right! I think I wasted an entire sheet of cardstock since I screwed up my stamping so many times! I used some yet-to-be-inked ornament stamps that I bought from the Unity clearance section a few months ago. The branch stamp is from an old (2006) Stampin' Up! set called "Best Blossoms." I actually was getting rid of several old stamps and a friend wanted to add to my pile, so we ended up exchanging a few (I'm proud to say I only kept 3 of her sets, but got rid of 20, yea!) and this is one of hers that I took. Shockingly enough, I don't really have very many flower stamp sets, I'm just not a real flower girl, at least in stamps!
So, once I FINALLY got my ornaments lined up right, and finally got the circle cut to the right size, and THEN made a second one because I screwed up the first correctly-stamped/correctly-sized circle with Crystal Effects, well THEN I added some Diamond Stickles to the ornaments a bit, just a tiny bit for some glitz. VERY pleased to say that was the LAST time I'll be stamping and cutting this!
I went through my Christmas/Winter themed papers and found this new bg paper, which really is more orange/yellow than it looks like in this pic. The mitten print paper is a scrap, a REALLY old scrap! I added some gold gems to the "holes" left by the border punch. I ran a strip of ribbon between the DP and the border piece, pleating it at the top a bit. Stamped my sentiment, and adhered my circular panel with some foam tape.
Final step was to add some 3D snowflake stickers, some of these I peeled apart and re-adhered to be the way I wanted. I also added a glitzy "mirrorball" looking snowflake brad, some gems and an upholstered brad from my stash. I think the glass gems, and the glitzy brad really give this card a kind of kitschy feeling that I think is really FUN ;)
Well, that is all for me today, folks! I hope you will come play with us at colourQ this week! I always love roaming through the Gallery seeing what your clever minds come up with. Have a stellar day, all!
supply list: solid cardstock/inks/ribbon/branch stamps: Stampin' Up!; ornament and sentiment stamps: Unity; circle cutter: Creative Memories; border punch: EK Success; upholstered brad/3D snowflakes/gems: K&Company; snowflake brad: I forgot! I am sorry :(
DUST IT OFF!: Trade some old stamps with a like minded crafty friend! Like me, you might end up with some cute, usable stamps that are "new to you!" Also, raid your holiday scraps for non-traditional colored scraps, you might be pleased to find some ORANGE holiday themed scraps that make the perfect accent for your card :)