Stampin’ Up! All Ye Faithful in Black and Rose Red… Wait. What?!?

Good Friday morning, y’all!  Wanted to thank all of you who stopped by our Blog Hop yesterday – I surely hope that you had fun and saw some cool projects and got some ideas to use for your future craftiness! 🙂

I had so much fun doing a non-traditional-color Christmas card yesterday that I decided to do it again.  This card uses the lovely All Ye Faithful stamp set, a couple of TIEFs – Boughs & Berries and Elegant Dots, and….well, that’s really about it!  Take a look-see:

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The design was inspired by Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #288.  Be sure to check them out and see what other crafters came up with for this design, okay?

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I love the All Ye Faithful stamps – particularly the Holy Family stamp.  So, I decided to use it and only it.  And, I decided to do a card with no sentiment on the front.  I really just wanted the image to be the focal point and let it and the DSP and embossed designs do the work.  I selected Rose Red as the accent color on an otherwise neutral, monochromatic palette.  The rose is closely associated with the Virgin Mary, so I thought it was pretty appropriate.  This is a super simple card to make, so…here we go!

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I started by building my card elements.  I ran a piece of Basic Black card stock thru the Big Shot in the Boughs & Berries TIEF.  I offset the paper in the embossing folder so that I had a full border of the image on the left side of the paper (as you look at it above!) – where it would not be covered by the other elements. Then I SNAILd it to a mat of Rose Red card stock.  The banner is a piece of the wondrous sheet music paper from the Home for Christmas DSP, on a mat of Rose Red.

The square is Basic Black, embossed in the Elegant Dots TEIF and matted on….yep, Rose Red.  With these pieces done, I partially built the card front.  At this point, I realized that I’d cut my Home For Christmas banner too short to make the design turn out how I wanted it.  So, I cut it in half and SNAIld the two pieces to the embossed card front – with the separation between them that gave me the banner length that I needed.  Thanks to Amy Koenders for THAT idea! 🙂  Then I SNAILd the square over the banner – and I was ready to move to the focal art.

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I stamped the All Ye Faithful image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock in Basic Black Archival Ink.  I only colored two pieces of the image – Mary’s head piece in Rose Red – with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  And the halo around the Baby with a non-SU! gold gel pen.  Then I punched the image out with my 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  The mat was cut with the 2 3/4″ die in the Circles Collection.  I SNAILd the image circle to the mat and then fussy cut the mat down so it would be a smaller frame for the artwork.  I added the image circles to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Finally, I added the card front to my Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the front was done!

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On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from All Ye Faithful in Basic Black Archival Ink on a piece of Very Vanilla.  Across the bottom is a strip of Basic Black on a mat of Rose Red.  Before I adhered them together with SNAIL, I ran the black strip thru the Big Shot in the Boughs & Berries TIEF – making sure I had the entire width of the strip embossed.

I added the strip to the bottom of the stamped Very Vanilla and then layered the whole thing on a Rose Red mat and adhered it to the inside of the card.

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I finished the set off by taking a short piece of Rose Red, embossing it in the Elegant Dots TIEF, and then cutting it with the Medium Envelope Envelope Liner (that’s the largest one in the set).  I added that to a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.  Don’t be afraid to use a less-than-full-size liner for your envelopes, okay?  I didn’t want to cut into a full piece of Rose Red card stock to make the liner – so I just lined the top flap!  And it looks just great!

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Et Voila!  Black.  Rose Red.  Just naturally makes you think of Christmas, right? 🙂  Well, I actually kind of love how it turned out!!  Hope you do as well!

I’ll be at the World Card Making Day Atlanta 2015 tomorrow with a few of the other ladies in the area and about a bazillion other folks from all over who are flying and driving to the A-T-L to gather and stamp and card-make!  It should be fun!  I’ll have a card in your inbox before I go though, so….I’ll see you then! 🙂



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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base; score and fold at 4 1/4″); 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (focal art circle); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
Rose Red Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (largest mat and inner liner mat); 2″ x 3 1/2″ (DSP mat – but this isn’t long enough – make yours 4 1/4″ long!); 2 5/8″ circle (mat for image circle); 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (square mat); 3/4″ x 4″ (inner liner strip mat); envelope liner
Basic Black Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (largest embossed card front); 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (front square); 5/8″ x 4″ (inner liner strip)
Home for Christmas DSP: 1 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ (banner on front – again, this wasn’t long enough.  Make yours 4 1/8″ long!)
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30 September

139670: Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies (3,692 on backorder; 1,920 expected on September 30; 9,120 expected on October 9)

1 October

139745: Winter Wishes Clear Stamp Set (899 backordered; 1,302 expected)
139752: Wonderland Wood Stamp Set (209 backordered; 888 expected)

5 October

139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (5,612 on backorder; 4,824 expected on October 5; 2,160 expected on October 15; 7,632 expected on November 15; 1,872 expected on December 1)

6 October

140929: Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad (106 backordered; 1,500 expected)
140931: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (35 backordered; 3,840 expected)

7 October

139584: Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (1,098 backordered; 8,700 expected)
139586: Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (1,539 backordered; 9,500 expected)
139622: Spider Web Paper Doilies (7,716 on backorder; 1,785 expected on October 7; 6,930 expected on October 20)

9 October

139607: Red Foil Sheets (3,173 on backorder; 11,360 expected on October 9; 14,000 expected on October 29)
139666: Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies (7,719 on backorder; 3,120 expected on October 9; 3,648 expected on November 1; 3,264 expected on December 1)

12 October

138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (4,789 on backorder; 4,600 expected on October 12; 10,700 expected on November 15)

13 October

139647: To You and Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit (1,894 backordered; 2,500 expected)

20 October

139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (1,226 backordered; 5,040 expected)

21 October

139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (1,551 backordered; 3,180 expected)

Date to be Determined

140365: Wonderland Clear Stamp Set (1,164 backordered; 4,200 expected)
140392: Versatile Christmas Clear Stamp Set (1,247 backordered; 4,620 expected)
140440: Ode à Noël Clear Stamp Set

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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! All Ye Faithful in Black and Rose Red… Wait. What?!?

  1. Very pretty card Mary! Love that you chopped up your banner to make it work…it’s a very good thing that you can’t see under the layers on my cards…lots of mishaps get cut and covered on my cards. 😉

  2. Layers are GOOD!! 🙂 Thanks, Amy!

  3. Mom

    Real keeper and do againer! The music is wonderful. Good all ’round.

  4. Yep I’ll have to re-stock that paper just to get the music pieces!! Thanks, Mom! 🙂

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