Happy Saturday! I pulled out the pretty Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies along with the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember cling stamp set to make today’s Christmas card. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
Today’s card was inspired by a couple of challenges and was a lot of fun! First is the pretty sketch challenge in Hand Stamped Sentiments #374:
But I was also intrigued by the wonderful color challenge in the Global Design Project #313:
I adhered a panel of Sahara Sand Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to a Basic Black mat. I adhered another strip of the same DSP to another mat and adhered them both to a panel of black and white gingham Pattern Party Host designer series paper. I adhered the layered panel to the larger Sahara Sand DSP panel and popped it on the front of a Real Red card base.
I die cut another Real Red panel with the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies – the largest petal cluster, the medium cluster and the tiny petal cluster. I used the embossing petal die inserts to give the flower texture when die cutting. I adhered the petal clusters together with glue dots. I cut one of each of the poinsettia leaves with the leaf dies and their embossing insets and adhered the leaves to the back of the flower with glue dots. I adhered the flower to the card front with glue dots.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic white and cut it out with the label from the Seasonal Labels dies. I adhered it to the card front, overlapping the flower with dimensionals and glue dots. I added Bumblebee matte dots to the flower center, black dots to the card front and a bow made from black and white gingham to finish the card front.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Christmas To Remember stamp set in Real Red on a Basic White panel. I stamped a leaf sprig from the Tidings and Trimmings photopolymer stamp set in Mossy Meadow under the sentiment and adhered a strip of Tidings of Christmas DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat and then to the inside of the card.
I love the rustic feel that the Sahara Sand and black and white gingham give this card! Reminds me of handmade Christmas ornaments and popcorn garland on a Christmas tree. And I love the flowers that the Stampin’ Up! Poinsettia dies make – they are the best ever!! But let’s have fun with Halloween first!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ (poinsettia die cuts)
- Basic Black – 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″ (DSP mat), 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (DSP stripe mat), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside mat)
- Mossy Meadow – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut leaves)
- Basic White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (inside panel), 1″ x 3″ (label)
- Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ (front background), 1-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ (front stripe), 1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (inside trim)
- Pattern Party Host DSP – 2″ x 3-1/2″ (gingham panel)