Not to nag or anything but did you realise that it’s been three months since I started giving you a Christmas countdown? Yep, three months, and in another three months it will be Christmas Day. I don’t know about you but with half the time gone I haven’t completed half of my planned craft projects. I’m not even close. But there was a sense of satisfaction and joy that at least I’d started. That was until I took a second look at today’s project and it occurred to me my mistletoe was upside down…
I began this simple card with the mistletoe design from the ‘Tis The Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). I cut the paper to 2-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ and glued it to a 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ layer of gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock.
Then I wrapped some Real Red 3-8″ Sheer Ribbon around the layers and tied it in a simple knot.
For my card base I used Thick Whisper White Card. After cutting and scoring the card, I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then I fixed the assembled layers onto the front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
JOY OF THE SEASON
For the “joy of the season’ sentiment I turned to my favourite Christmas sentiment stamp set, Wrapped in Christmas. I chose Shaded Spruce ink to coordinate with the mistletoe and stamped it directly onto the card base.
The only image in the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set is a small decorative piece and I used that to complete the project.
First I stamped it in the centre near the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to fix the layer inside the card base.
Finally I stamped the image in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope. With that my project was complete.
It was only today that it occurred to me that mistletoe is usually seen hanging down. Even so, I’m sure this card will still bring joy to the person who receives it.
You can see a different project I made using exactly the same layout and products in my blog post Sending more Christmas Blessings.