I know that it's very hard to think about Christmas right now, but Oh What Fun I had making a Christmas card!! It was nice to have a break from stamping summer-y scenes!!
I used the Globe Greetings Stamp Set and co-ordinating Dies from Concord and 9th for my card today. This is not a Christmas set but when paired with other products and using traditional Christmas colours, it works perfectly!!!
I chose kraft, red and lots of white embossing for my colour palette. I'm going through a bit of a "kraft phase" right now. Absolutely love the look of it!
I started by embossing the globe stand with gold embossing powder directly onto a kraft card panel. I die cut the circle (included in the co-ordinating dies) out of white cardstock and then using white embossing powder and Versamark, I used the "land image" to stamp. I use a light blue ink to ink blend over the top of the stamping for the embossed resist look!
The Globe Greetings die set has flowers, leaves and a super cute banner. I used them all!! I already had all my red flowers stamped before I realized that the dies are solid so I ended up fussy cutting everything out. I foam mounted the banner and flowers to the globe and added the leaves with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
I die cut the MFT Word Die "Joy" out of white cardstock and used the same ink I used for the flowers to add some colour. Before adhering that to the card panel, I did some selective stamping of one of the sentiment from the Globe Greetings set and again, used white embossing powder. The original sentiment says "Welcome to the World". It's amazing what a little masking or stamp surgery can do with your supplies, isn't it?
After adhering the die cut sentiment, I used the same liquid glue to adhere the kraft panel onto a white cardbase.
I added a lot of sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella pen and loads of Nuvo Crystal Glaze . I decided to add a few drops of Nuvo Drops in Gloss White to fill the empty areas of the card!
Mixing and matching stamps and dies and thinking a little outside the box is a great way to stretch your supplies!!
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