This past week I felt like I lost my mojo. It just left! A lot of this week’s card challenges included products I don’t own , so (almost) no luck there… but as a person that really needs to be creative in some or other way, I just spent time in my craft room everyday, playing around with my Stampin’ Up! products and you know what – as always – it worked! I created 4 new Christmas cards! One of them inspired by this amazing sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!
My entry card for this challenge:
The Holly and Berries were painted with the fine tip Water Painter using Mossy Meadow and Real Red ink colors.
Tip! I used a ruler to keep my stripes (more or less) straight and evenly spaced. I also cleaned the ruler before painting the next stripe.
I had so much fun in my craft room that I came up with three more Christmas cards!
This card can be stepped up by adding tone-on-tone stamping to the Crumb Cake card stock. The Holly & Berry stamp from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp set (stamped in Versamark or Crumb Cake ink) would work beautifully.
I love adding an extra layer of embossed card stock – here I used the Dainty Diamonds 3 D embossing folder. The ornament was embossed in Gold on to the Copper foil card stock.
Heat embossing Foil – Do not get too close with the heat gun and don’t stay in the same place for too long – the foil will melt. Let your Heat Tool warm up for 20-30 seconds before bringing it to the Foil sheet.
I love that all of these cards have a different feel to them but at the same time they are really simple and easy to create! I would like to end this post with an invitation to join the Stampin’ Up! Family. During the month of September Stampin’ Up! is running the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion and you have even more reason to join! I would love for you to join The Very Mellow Stampers!
I hope to catch up with you again soon!