It seems we crafters start to think about Christmas as soon as the leaves start to fall off the trees. Maybe because we want to be sure to have time to make our hand-made cards and gifts before the holiday crunch arrives. This week I played with the poinsettia stamp from the brand new Natures Christmas set:
I printed the poinsettia twice on cream cardstock (Staple brand, no kidding!) and on one layer I carefully colored the green leaves and trimmed out the four petals and center. I colored the remaining petals cardinal red. On the other copy I carefully colored the red petals with Cardinal, lipstick and coral. I Cut out the red petals and threw the leaves away. on the small cut out petals and center from the first layer I colored them a bit lighter red (more coral in that layer) and the center was yellow. To assemble the flower I first hot glued the bottom layer with the hole in it to my card. Then I glued down the middle layer rotating it so it gave me the look of more petals then finally I glued in the center. I curled and fluffed the petals a bit for dimension.
Of course I made a homemade envelope with the Envelope Bonanza kit, I like to make the envelope first so I can use the scraps as accents on my card and in this case the box that I cut with my Fun Fair SVG set. Both templates were cut with my Cricut and SCAL software. Very little went to waste in this project!
This card qualifies for the following challenges: Aimees Challenges (Christmas Wishes), Color Throwdown, Incy wincy& OSSAT (anything Goes), Scrappekammeret (2 papers and a text stamp), Sentimental Sundays (dimension), Totally gorjuss (Christmas), Humble Pie (shaped card), YNS Challenges (Handmade flowers), Christmas Stamping All Year Long, Christmas Blog Challenge (red, holly green color) and the sketch from 2sketches4you.
Here is a look at the new Natures Christmas set and the other sets I used in this project:
Now for your freebie, It is a vintage Santa holding a parchment, you can write, type or stamp a sentiment on it, it would make a cute tag too, right-click on the pic and choose “Save As” to download.
This week we bid farewell to two of your very talented DT members Lisa Jurecek and Melissa Craig. The have both wowed us every week with their creations and they will be missed, but I wish them the best of luck! Now let’s see what the LSS DT has been working on this week:
thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting;)