Here we go again, too many tasks and not enough time. So I’ve a very quick blog post with a really simple dotty Christmas card.
DOTTY SIMPLE LAYERS
I began with a piece of Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored using a Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached a layer of Old Olive Card to the front of the card base. On top of that I attached a piece of the dotty pattern from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper pack.
Then on the inside of the card I used liquid glue to attach a layer of Whisper White Card as a liner.
Next I used liquid glue to attach another piece of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Finally I cut the DSP to shape using Paper Snips.
CHRISTMAS SENTIMENT AND IMAGES
For my Christmas sentiment and holly image I pulled out the Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set.
I began by stamping the large sentiment onto Whisper White Card using Real Red ink. Then I attached the piece to a layer of Old Olive Card with liquid glue. Finally I fixed the layered sentiment onto the card base at an angle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All that left was the pretty holly images.
On some Thick Whisper White Card I stamped the holly 3 times using Tuxedo Black ink. Then I coloured them in using Stampin’ Blends. I started the berries with light Calypso Coral then added light and dark Poppy Parade. The holly leaves were coloured using light and dark Granny Apple Green.
Next I cut out the holly images with the coordinating die from the Detailed Poinsettia Thinlits Dies.
I attached two of the holly pieces to the sentiment layer and the final one on the inside of the card and I was finished.
How is it that a simple dotty background can suddenly seem perfect for Christmas? What started out as a desperate need for a very quick project, has turned into a really fun card. I hope you like it.
UPDATED 2020: Sadly the following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
- Peaceful Poinsettia Stamp Set
- Detailed Poinsettia Dies