Here’s a fun, easy card for you. It’s not a quick card, but it’s easy and can be done in countless color combinations to suit your taste and whatever colors you have on hand.
I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) this card from Allison Okamitsu. I changed up the stamps, a little bit of the layout, and the colors. I love how I can copy a card and come out with a totally different look. It really simplifies card design when I’m in a hurry. Anyway, I loved Allison’s card so much that I wanted to make an exact copy, but I got distracted. As always.
My card base and layers are Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, and Cucumber Crush. I thought this made a fun Christmas combo, but it works for any occasion.
I cut out 12 squares using the smallest Stitched Shapes framelits square (those will be available again in January — that’s the official word, but sometimes it’s sooner than the estimate), then stamped on the squares with the Stitched with Cheer stamps (RETIRING!). I did some two-step stamping here. I first stamped the outline tree, then the denim-look tree right on top of it. There are multiple two-step options in this stamp set. I love the versatility of it!
I did a line of Island Indigo trees, then Flirty Flamingo, then Cucumber Crush, then another line of Island Indigo. You can mix it up and do all one color, multiple colors on one line, twelve different colors… Have fun with it!
On the bottom line of trees, I replaced one tree with the sentiment. I love that this stamp set has big sentiments, small sentiments, banner sentiments, and even sentiments for the back of the card.
I assembled all the layers using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals for a little extra interest. I added stars on top of all the Island Indigo trees; these are from the Regals Enamel Shapes. Love them. Finally I added a tiny bow using the Baker’s Twine Trio pack.
I added a Whisper White layer to the inside of the card and stamped five Island Indigo trees along the bottom edge. Aren’t they cute? The Flirty Flamingo sentiment is also from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.
Don’t forget that the retiring Holiday Catalog items will only be available while supplies last! Stamps will still be produced through December 21, but everything else is gone when it’s sold out. See the full list of retiring items along with the clearance rack here.
Remember when you place your order online to use December’s host code so you get my extra Host Code goodies in the mail from me!
Posted: December 5th, 2016 under Cards.
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