Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 Holiday Card Series - Card #1

Hello my fellow crafters!!  Welcome to card #1 in my Holiday Card Series for 2014!!  This is my first series I've done, and first Holiday Card Series, so I hope you enjoy the cards I make and present to you, and I also hope to inspire you on what to make for your holiday cards this year!!

Today, we are using a great stamp set from The Stamps of Life called Ornaments4Christmas and its coordinating dies.

For the first ornament, I stamped it out in Fern Ink from Simon Says Stamp.  I love this green color, such a pretty Kelly Green. I then die cut that out with the matching die as well as the ornament topper.  I took my Galaxy Gold Memento Ink Dew Drop and just swiped the pad across a piece of scrap white card stock, and let dry, and used the topper die to cut out.  I then worked on the other ornament.  I used a piece of silver shimmer paper from the Shimmer Stack from DCWV, and inked up my ornament in VersaMark Ink, and then applied some SU! Gold Embossing Powder, and heat to set, and also die cut it out using the matching die. I then used a white panel that I had previously die cut from a another project using the stitched frame from Femme Frames from ME.  I didn't use it before because it has gotten a smudge on it, so I set it aside.  I didn't want to scrap it and waste it, so that is when I decided to use some pattern paper from the Oh, Deer 6x6 pad from Fancy Pants.  I love this candy striped pattern, so I die cut it using the same stitched frame, and I adhered that pattern paper using my PLUS adhesive.  I needed some "strings" for my ornaments so I decided to use the dotted stamp from Deck the Halls from Lawn Fawn and stamped those using my favorite black ink - VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I stamped my sentiment from the same SOL set also in the same black ink.  I added my ornaments to my card panel, and then added some foam squares to the panel to pop it up off of my white card base.  Simple, and easy to replicate!  I think that's the name of the game when making Holiday Cards!!  
The video is below if you'd like how this one came together!!  Thanks for stopping by, and I'll be back with Card #2 soon!!

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