I used the Stampin’ Up! Season Like Christmas stamp set to create my card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today. We’ve got a color challenge this week and this is what I created for it.
Here are the colors that we’re using this week:
My card design was inspired by The Paper Players #PP372.
And the Christmas theme for my card was inspired by Global Design Project #GDP115.
I started by adhering a panel from the Merry Little Christmas DSP pack to a Basic Black card stock panel with SNAIL. Then I added another strip of the Merry Little Christmas DSP over the panel, adhering it with SNAIL. I wrapped a strand of Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine around the panel three times, tied a bow, then adhered the panel to a Basic Black card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the tree images from the Season Like Christmas photopolymer stamp set in Old Olive ink twice full strength and three additional times without reinking across a panel of Whisper White card stock. I inked the tree trunk image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamped it on scrap paper and then stamped it over the tree images. Three if the trunks were stamped without reinking and two were stamped after stamping off only once. I stamped the ornament image over one of the trees in Cherry Cobbler ink, then cut the images out with the largest Ovals Framelits Die.
I cut a second oval with the same die from Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the back of the stamped die cut with SNAIL so that they were slightly offset. I adhered the layered ovals to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Season Like Christmas stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a panel of Whisper White card stick and cut it out with the smallest Stitched Shapes Framelits oval die.
I adhered the sentiment die cut with SNAIL to an oval cut from Basic Black card stock with the smallest oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I adhered the layered sentiment die cut to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL and then added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to finish it.
I stamped the sentiment and tree images from the Season Like Christmas stamp set in Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Tuxedo Black Memento inks on a Whisper White card stock panel inside the card.
Alright, on with the hop! Click the button below to hop over to see what Shelagh Freemantle has created today.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders – You Are Here
- Shelagh Freemantle
- Mary Deatherage
- Jari Francis
- Jaimie Babarczy
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Card stock cuts for this project:
- Basic Black – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, two Layering Ovals Framelits die cuts
- Whisper White – Layering Ovals Framelits die cut, Stitched Shapes Framelits die cut, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 1-3/4″ x 3-5/8 panel
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
This is beautiful, and I love how you offset the one oval. I love the stamped off look with the Christmas trees. Super inside and out! 🙂
Thanks Jari! 🙂
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Love your field of beautiful Christmas trees! 🙂
Thank you Mary! 🙂
Another great holiday card, I’m really loving that plaid designer paper and combined with those lovely stamped trees – it’s just a beautiful card.
Thanks Sandi! 🙂
In my mind this shouldn’t work, but it does and beautifully. The way in which the Old Olive in the tree and the dsp come together, it’s like the tree is actually part of the dsp. It’s stunning, awesome job Amy.
Thanks Robbye! It looked totally different in my head then the way that it turned out on paper too. 🙂
Oh, come let us adore this card! Splendid creation!!
Thanks Karen! 🙂
Beautifully done, Amy!
Thanks Melanie! 🙂
Thanks Carol! 🙂
Such a lovely card, Amy! The colour combination is a favourite of mine and I really like your choice of papers that bring out the tree scene so well. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week.
Thanks for stopping by to leave a comment! 🙂
Great card, Amy! I love this classic color combo for Christmas, and the buffalo plaid is a favorite, too! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!
Thanks Sandy! 🙂
Love this Amy – the red baubles are a great way of creating a focal point amongst the trees. I love that both you and Jari used the same colours with my sketch this week, yet produced two entirely different looks. Thanks for joining in with my sketch challenge over at The Paper Players this week!
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