Isn't the background gorgeous? I'd love to say that I stayed up all night stamping it with my stamp-a-majig but of course it's one of the beautiful designer papers from the Jolly Holiday range which took seconds to glue to my card front! I've used the poinsettia and sentiment stamps from Season of Joy to embellish it and I think the gold looks fabulous against the paper.
Here's how to make this card:
- Cut a 9cm square Very Vanilla card blank.
- Cut a 9cm square piece of designer paper and use glue to attach it to the card front.
- Cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock 9cm wide and 2.5cm high. Pierce a double border on one short side using the template in the Mat Pack. Stamp the sentiment in versamark ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
- Mount the Cherry Cobbler strip onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 9cm wide and 3cm high and adhere the resulting panel to the card front.
- Stamp the poinsettia image twice in Cherry Cobbler ink onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock. Cut the flowers out with paper snips and layer together with three gold brads. Attach to the card with a dimensional.
Stamps: Season of Joy
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, versamark
Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Other: Jolly Holiday designer paper, gold brads, gold embossing powder
The little roads and pavements are like skating rinks around here at the moment and, on the way to school this morning, we kept seeing people slipping and sliding and falling over. I'm afraid to say that my small son was holding his sides laughing by the time we got to the school gate and although I tried to do the parental 'we don't laugh at people's unfortunate accidents' talk, most of the fallen were small people who seemed to find it hilarious too so I gave up!
If you're struggling to get your Christmas cards made, you might like to join me tomorrow for Three Minute Thursday, my weekly series of fast but fabulous cards.
Hope to see you then,