Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I used the beautiful Stampin’ Up! First Frost cling stamp set for my card today. Here is my card:
We have a color challenge this week, and here is the color palette we are using:
I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and adhered a Crumb Cake panel that was run through the Tin Tile embossing folder on top. Then I cut and embossed an oval frame from the Heirloom Frames dies in Early Espresso. I sponged some shimmery white paint on the carved part of the frame, but unfortunately, the shimmer doesn’t show very well in the pictures – in real life it has a silvery glow.
I cut a panel of very vanilla with the largest oval from the Layering Ovals dies. I stamped the long flourish stamp from the Woven Heirlooms stamp set several times across the oval with Crumb Cake ink stamped off twice. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in the upper right corner of the oval with Cherry Cobbler ink. I adhered the oval to the card base with liquid glue and the frame on top of it with dimensionals.
I stamped two large roses and two small roses from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching dies from the Frosted Bouquet dies. I stamped three of the long stems from the First Frost stamp set in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching die. I cut the bottoms off of two of them to shorten them. I die cut three of the leaf clusters from the Frosted Bouquet dies in Mossy Meadow and cut them in half. Finally I cut three of the sprigs from the Frosted Frames dies from gold foil.
I arranged a top and bottom halves of one of the Mossy Meadow leaves for the inside of the frame and attached them with liquid glue, tucking them under the frame. I added two of the gold foil sprigs. I arranged the Pear Pizzazz long stems and attached them with glue dots. I tucked two of the Mossy tops under the outside of the frame, adhering them with glue dots. I adhered the last gold sprig with liquid glue and the three roses with glue dots. I made a bow with linen thread (I used Mary Deatherages’s beautiful design – Thank you Mary!) and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card front with three Cherry Cobbler rhinestones.
I decorated the inside of the card by stamping a Very Vanilla panel with the Merry Christmas greeting from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped another stem in Pear Pizzazz on the left side and the long flourish across the bottom in Crumb Cake (after stamping off twice). I added the final large die cut rose from the Stampin’ Up! First Frost stamp set with liquid glue and adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat before adding it to the inside of the card.
The First Frost stamp set and dies are so beautiful and I love every card that I’ve made with them. And this is the first time I’ve used the Woven Heirlooms bundle and it is definitely a favorite. I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to work on your own Christmas cards. We’ll need to send them out before you know it.
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
- Kristi Gray
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Eva Dobilas
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4″ x 11″
- Crumb Cake – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (embossed), 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat)
- Early Espresso – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
- Very Vanilla – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
- Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (stems), 2″ x 6″ (roses)
- Mossy Meadow – 3″ x 6″
- Gold Foil – 2″ x 3″