I have probably called five different stamp sets from the new holiday catalog my favorite at various times. But this one was the first one I called that, the first set I put in my pre-order. This whole Nordic suite is about as much fun as any suite can be. And beautiful! But also cute.
My card base is Calypso Coral, the most traditional of Christmas colors. ;) Ha. Okay, I would not have thought of Calypso Coral as a Christmas color either, but it really does pair nicely with Real Red. I pulled it from the DSP.
The designer series paper is from the Nordic Noel paper in the holiday catalog. I love, love, love this paper pack!
The “christmas cheer” stamp is from Cheerful Christmas. I stamped it in Versamark on Whisper White cardstock, then added Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder and embossed it with the Heat Tool. I layered the sentiment square on top of the designer series paper, but offset to the other side of the card from the DSP. See how the DSP is flush with the right edge of the card? The white is flush with the left edge. It gives the card a little more visual texture than just framing the white inside the DSP would.
On top of the white layer, I added a square of Real Red with a negative die cut. This is the big die from the Apothecary Accents framelits. I framed the sentiment inside the negative cut, then popped the red cardstock up on Dimensionals for, well, dimension.
The gold-embossed wreath on top of the red layer is a stamp from the same set. Maybe it’s more like a swag, but it’s wreath-ish. I embossed it, then fussy-cut it using my paper snips. I added some Gold Sequin Trim (really starting to love this stuff!) and one of the Nordic Designer Buttons from the new catalog (adorable!), using Glue Dots, then I stamped that little ornament (from Cheerful Christmas) in Real Red, fussy-cut it, and added it to the card.
For my final touches, I added those precious little snowflakes. They are from the Frosted Sequins embellishments in the new catalog.
I am having so much fun with this new catalog! Best catalog ever.
I am entering this card in the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.