Monday, July 30, 2018

SSINKspiration Christmas in July: Blended Seasons

Good morning!  We may still be in the heart (and heat) of summer but it's fun to remember that we are less than 6 months way from Christmas, whoo hoo!  To have a little Christmas in July fun the SSINKspiration team are sharing projects to start getting you thinking about the holidays.  I decided to use the soon to be released (starting August 1) Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits.  Please note these products, which are also available as a bundle for 10% savings are only available through August 31 while supplies last so you won't want to wait to place your order.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Early Espresso cardstock for the cardfront (not I did run this piece through the Big Shot using the Stitched Seasons Framelits so I could get the stitching outline on the outside of the my greeting (this is the first framelit set we have that adds the stitch effect on both the inside and outside of the die, very cool.  Next I added a piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper (remember this paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale going on through tomorrow so there's just a little bit of time to save!)

For the main stamped image I cut out the label piece using Crumb Cake cardstock and then stamped the greeting in Early Espresso ink.  I did stamp the holly design using Memento Black ink so that it wouldn't run when I colored it.  To color in the image I used the new Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 which is also being released with this special later this month, but note these pencils may make an appearance in a future catalog, and used my blender pen to color.  Once I was done I used dimensionals to attach the piece to the cardfront and then tied a bow using Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and added 3 Red Rhinestones to the center to mimic the berries in the holly.

This card is so festive it was fun getting a head start on holiday cards and with this new bundle you have options for cards for all occasions to extend it's versatility.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card!! Yes, I'll have to purchase the Blended Seasons now... didn't realize they had the stitching in there! Love it!


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