Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I am continuing with the Christmas in July theme for today’s card pairing a sneak peek of the new Snowflake Splendor designer series paper from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog with a returning favorite, the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Christmas tree and Pine Tree Punch from the current Annual Catalog.
We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:
I embossed a strip of Balmy Blue card stock with the new Winter Snow embossing folder (available Aug 4) and adhered it to the bottom of a panel of the beautiful Snowflake Splendor designer series paper (available Aug 4). I adhered the layered panel to a Thick Whisper White panel and wrapped it with a length of Whisper White crinkle ribbon and made a bow. I adhered the panel to the front of a Balmy Blue card base with dimensionals.
I stamped the tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid photopolymer stamp set three times on a panel of Thick Whisper White card stock and punched them out with the Pine Tree Punch. I adhered them to the front of the card with dimensionals.
I added sparkle to the trees by adding the iridescent adhesive backed snowflakes to the trees and added Blue Adhesive backed gems add sparkle to the background. Both of these will be available on Aug 4.
I stamped another tree from the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid stamp set in Highland Heather ink to the bottom of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in the middle of the panel in Highland Heather ink and added a strip of the Snowflake Splendor DSP to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.
Non-Traditional colored Christmas cards aren’t for everyone, but they can be fun and whimsical – another way to spread happiness and joy during the Christmas season!
On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.
And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Balmy Blue – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 1″ x 5-1/8″ (embossed strip)
- Thick Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 2-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ (punched trees)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
- Snowflake Splendor DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)