My regular blog readers will know that I love experimenting with colour combinations. Red, green and gold are lovely for Christmas but I seem to be obsessed with another colour right now. So today’s Simple Sunday project is a blue Christmas card, well two blues actually.
My project all started with the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set. I pulled out the separate “Merry” and “Christmas” stamps and set them up on my acrylic block. These are see-through photopolymer stamps so it was really easy to nest them together. Then I stamped the completed sentiment onto some Whisper White Card using Night of Navy ink.
Also in the Merry Christmas To All Stamp Set are some pretty decorative images. I chose the one of the larger flourishes and stamped that on each side of my sentiment using Seaside Spray ink.
My original thought was to use a Night of Navy Card base but I’ve done that a lot recently with my Paper Pumpkin alternate projects. So instead I decided to make my card base from Seaside Spray Card. Then I could use Night of Navy Card to mount the stamped layer.
When I went to my card scraps tin I found some card that would work, but it was just a little too big. I toyed with the idea of cutting 1/4″ off the bottom but in the end decided against. I quite liked the way the stamped layer looked with the extra Night of Navy Card showing at the bottom. So I just used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layers together.
To complete the blue Christmas panel I wrapped some Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon around it and secured the ends on the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive. Then I mounted it onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With the front of my blue Christmas card complete I had just the inside and envelope to do, so I went back to that pretty flourish image and the Seaside Spray ink pad.
On a layer of Whisper White Card I stamped the image in the centre near the top. Then I fixed the layer inside the card base with liquid glue. Once I’d stamped one final flourish in the middle of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope I was done.
Quick and easy, and the perfect design when you need a stack of Christmas cards in a hurry.
Talking of hurry, I’d better be off. I’m at a craft fair being held at the Recreation Centre in Economy, NS from 9am to 2pm today. If you’re in the area, do pop by my table and say hello.