2016 Christmas Cards: Merry & Bright
I just love this time of year, the smell of the Christmas tree, listening to nothing but Christmas music, and the feeling of jealousy of the people attending Ellen’s Twelve Days of Giveaways. Ahh… I just love it! And of course the rush to get Christmas cards made and sent, because we all know I like to wait until the last minute to do anything. It’s been a good while since I made a card but I really wanted to make Christmas cards this year. I made some last year but because we started packing our house up, they quickly fell to the bottom of my to-do list. Hopefully I get around to posting about those soon, emphasis on “hopefully”.
This year I decided to use the Festive Sketch stamp set from the Tim Holtz Collection. I stamped a pattern of ornaments all over the front with my MISTI. Aligning the stamps like the photo below helped me stamp my cards very quickly.
I used Post It tape to make some funky shapes over the ornaments and colored them in using my blending foam tool and some Papertrey Ink. The colors I decided to use are Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, and Pure Poppy. I love this color combo now but I was very hesitant at first because I am not a big fan of pink (but I love flamingos and pink lipstick?). If it were up to me, all my cards and layouts would be black and white, BUT I’m very happy with the pops of colors on this card.
I did the same thing, but in smaller triangles, with a Wink of Stella brush in clear.
For my sentiment, I used PTI True Black paper, SSS white embossing ink, and Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad. It’s been such a long time that I’ve embossed anything, it warmed my heart and almost burned my fingers.
I adhered the sentiments with Scotch Permanent Mounting Squares.
The inside of my card was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and my Martha Stewart clear stamp mount.
This card was VERY simple to make, just how I like it! I made a total of fifteen cards and now all I have to do is get them in the mail, which I WILL DO this week!
Love, love, love this year’s Christmas cards and I hope you do to!
On a side note, I decided to partake in the December Daily festivities and I cannot wait to show you what I’ve done so far!
Stamps Used: Tim Holtz Festive Sketch
Supplies Used: Martha Stewart Stamp Mount, MISTI, Ranger Blending Tool, SSS White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear Marker, Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Paper Used: PTI True Black, PTI White Card Set
Ink Used: PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Hawaiian Shores, PTI New Leaf, PTI Hibiscus Burst, PTI Soft Stone, Memento Tuxedo Black