This week we're taking inspiration from the Holidays section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 92-103. This is perfect timing for Christmas in July and will be my first Christmas cards for the season.
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I've taken my inspiration from this card on page 101 using the new 'Stylish Christmas' stamp set. I've added a bit more detail and dimension to my card, but stayed fairly close to the design in the sample. The poinsettia and leaves are DistINKive style stamps where you get amazing depth from a single stamped image.
I have used the new 'Call Me Clover' green for the base card and paired it with Real Red for a bright take on the traditional Christmas colours. For the main panel, I loaded up one plate of my Stamparatus stamping tool with the two greetings and leaves and stamped them all at once in Call Me Clover ink. This makes it a great design for creating multiples as you can quickly stamp a lot of panels and then assemble them in production line style. On the second Stamparatus plate I had the flourish, so you would stamp and emboss all the panels with the top positioning and then change to the bottom and stamp and emboss them.
Finally, I stamped the poinsettia in Real Red ink on a smaller piece of Whisper White and then adhered it to another piece of Whisper white before fussy cutting. This makes the image more robust for popping up on foam pads over the leaves. I added some gold pearls from the new Metallic Pearls to the centre of the poinsettia. You can see the detail in the stamped images in this closeup pic.
I've kept the inside simple; gold embossing a small section of the flourish in the corner and adding a strip of Call Me Clover spotted designer paper at the bottom. It is fabulous having a matching designer paper for every colour of card stock!
While I was playing around with my prototype, I decided to try out the flourish in Real Red as another variation. I really like it, as it adds more brightness to the card. I'm sure there are other great colour combos to use with this stamp set. Which option do you prefer?
|Card stock & Papers;||Call Me Clover, Real Red, Whisper White, 6 x 6 2018-20 In Colour DSP|
|Ink||Versamark, Real Red, Call Me Clover|
|Tools||Stamparatus, Gold EP, Heat gun, Dimensionals|
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