I used the Stampin’ Up! Merry Patterns stamp set, which is a free bonus exclusive for orders/parties over $300 in September and October, to create a clean and simple Christmas card to share today.
The colors for my card were inspired by Color Throwdown #459.
I started by adhering a panel from the Merry Little Christmas DSP to a Basic Black card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then I adhered a panel of Real Red card stock over it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I wrapped a strand of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon round the card front and adhered it with SNAIL.
I stamped the sentiment and candle outlines from the Merry Patterns photopolymer stamp set (host exclusive) in Basic Black Archival Ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the inside sentiment and one set of candles in Real Red ink over the top. I inked the second set of candles in Real Red ink, stamped them on scrap paper and then stamped them over the Basic Black outlines. I stamped the flames in Daffodil Delight ink.
I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Basic Black card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added three Black Rhinestone Jewels to the card front to finish it.
I stamped the sentiments and candle images from the Merry Patterns stamp set in Basic Black, Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink on a Whisper White card stock panel inside the card.
You can see a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.
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Merry Patterns Stamp Set – Host Exclusive Available Sept 1-Oct 31!
Stampin’ Up! has an awesome host exclusive stamp set that will be available to for free for anyone who places an order or hosts a party totaling $300 or greater between September 1 and October 31! This beautiful stamp set is called Merry Patterns and it’s a two-step stamp set! You can see a PDF flyer with the details here.
Here are the details:
- Promotion period: September 1–October 31
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after October 31
- In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $300 (before shipping and handling)
- There is no limit to the number of times the Merry Patterns Stamp Set may be earned, but only one set can be redeemed per qualifying order
- Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this great stamp set!
- Orders must be closed by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 31
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set is in addition to the regular Stampin’ Rewards that you earn with an order or party totaling $300+!
- The Merry Patterns Stamp Set may not be exchanged for another stamp set
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel
- Real Red – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel
- Whisper White – 2-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Oh for goodness sake! This is just…perfect. That’s all I’m going to say. Per. Fect. 🙂
Ha! Thanks Mary! 🙂
Very pretty card! Who would have thought of black white and red for Christmas? But it works, at least the way you did it. Good job, Amy
Thanks Julie! Glad that you liked the colors for Christmas! 🙂
Your card is spectacular! Wow, I love it!
Thanks so much Jari! 🙂
oh wow, that is STUNNING in those colours, lucky you receiving this awesome stamp set already, mine won’t be here Until Tuesday!….
Thanks Sandi! Can’t wait to see what you do with yours. 🙂
Such a great holiday card! Love the bold colors and the candles are so cute!
Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
Great card!! Didn’t think I would like black and white for Christmas, but you totally pulled it off!
Thanks Linda! 🙂
Beautiful card Amy. The black and white dsp is the perfect backdrop for the red layer. Great job
Thanks Robbye! 😊
Love this. the black background really sets it off.
Thanks Mary! 🙂
Fun Xmas card using the colors!! So happy you joined us at CTD!
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂
Stampin’ Up should hire you to do some cards for them. Yours is MUCH prettier than the samples with that stamp set! I didn’t give it a second look until now! Needless to say, I love your card! Way to go!
You are too sweet Susan, glad that you liked my card! 🙂
Your card is just GORGEOUS Amy! I love how the colors just pop with the black card base, and that you used a non-traditional color scheme too. I can’t wait until my set arrives so I can play. The large sentiment is so fun.
Have fun stamping Deepa! It’s a great set! 😀