Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It’s color week here on the Hop – and these are wonderful colors together! Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects when you get done here!
This really is one of my very favorite color combinations!
I decided to go straight up Christmas – didja doubt it?? To that end – I used the lovely Good Tidings stamp set and my fave Merry Music Specialty DSP. Take a look-see:
I also borrowed a layout from this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge!
It’s there – turn your head on your side and you’ll see it! 😉
And the Christmas theme works perfectly with this week’s Global Design Project challenge!
I started with a piece of the Merry Music Specialty DSP and cut a large oval from the middle with a Stitched Shapes Framelits die.
Now – upon further reflection – if you make this card, please stamp your sentiment and holly first and then cut the oval. It will be ever so much easier for you!
Duh. What a goof, Mary!
It still worked out even though I did things bass-ackwards!
First I stamped the big and beautiful sentiment from the Good Tidings stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink in the oval – cheating towards the bottom right…
For the holly – I used Old Olive and Basic Black. I stamped the first image – and I stamped it a couple of times to really get a dark leaf – in Old Olive. I stamped the second image (the detailed leaf) in the Basic Black Archival Ink. I used Cherry Cobbler and stamped both of the berry images.
I matted the oval on a Cherry Cobbler scalloped oval and Fast Fuse’d the card front to its own Cherry Cobbler mat. I adhered a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape and used a short length of the Shimmer Ribbon to tie a faux bow. Then I used Liquid Glue to add the matted sentiment over the top – being sure to get the music all lined up!
I stamped another large holly sprig and one of the smaller sprigs on some Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it. Then I popped them over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.
I brushed Clear Wink of Stella over the fussy cut leaves to add a little shimmer. Then I made some berries by coloring Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker! When I added them to the holly, the card front was done! 🙂
On the inside Whisper White panel, I added more Old Olive and Basic Black holly sprigs from Good Tidings (brushing them with Clear Wink) and a second sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. Then I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler and repeated my Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon treatment.
I Fast Fuse’d the panel into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Good Tidings holly sprig on the front…
…and some more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! How pretty is that color combination, y’all!?! And when used with the beautiful Good Tidings stamp set and some Merry Music Specialty DSP – instant Christmas glam!! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!!
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STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/2″ scalloped oval (mat for art panel on front)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); fussy cut Good Tidings holly sprigs
Merry Music Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front – with 3 1/4″ stitched shapes oval cut out); envelope flap
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