I am having fun creating Christmas cards and
this set of five cards was designed with Stamp Simply stamp sets, Winter Poinsettia and Christmas Peace along with the Kaisercraft Peace & Joy paper pad using the Stack and Quilt technique from Splitcoaststampers.
I love to participate
with online challenges and am linking to the Simon Says Wednesday “Christmas”Challenge, The Spot #137 “Color Challenge” and the Word Art Wednesday #466-#467“Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a
chance to check out the Stamp Simply blog yet or the challenge sites above, I
encourage you to do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this set of cards:
Pull out five
pieces of 4” x 5 ¼” designer paper from the Peace
& Joy paper pad and stack them together before cutting on the
diagonal along with three other cuts to create five pieces for the quilt pattern from
each piece of designer paper (please see the tutorial for more details).
Layer and adhere each
piece separately onto a piece of white cardstock- you will have five panels when finished. Once you have all five pieces “quilted” to the white cardstock,
emboss using the Script
Background embossing folder.
Lightly distress the edges of the quilted panel and add the crocheted lace. FYI- make sure you have the embossed script wording upright before adding the crochet lace. See the last card below with the lace and ribbon at the top- I originally added the lace thinking that
it was at the bottom, but oops!, the embossed wording was upside down, lol!. No worries, I removed the lace/ribbon (carefully) and turned the it around but
had to keep it at the top since the adhesive tore the paper a bit :-)
Add the green grosgrain ribbon, adhere the ribbon ends behind the panel and mount onto another piece of white cardstock. Distress the edges and adhere to a piece of black cardstock before mounting the entire panel onto the white card base.
Stamp the Christmas
Peace sentiment with Versafine
Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, apply clear
embossing powder applied and heat set with a heat tool. Die cut with a circle die, mount onto another
circle die cut from black cardstock and mount onto the card front with
chipboard (or dimensional foam).
Stamp the Winter
Poinsettia image with Versafine
Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder applied and heat set with a
heat tool. Watercolor the image with
water-based markers and die cut with the coordinating
Mount the poinsettia
die cut onto the card front with chipboard or dimensional foam.
Use a clear glitter marker
to add shimmer to the poinsettia petals, a white paint pen to add highlights to
the berries and flower center and add a few pearls to finish off the card.
I had so much fun
creating this set of cards! What a great way to use up some of your designer
paper, love this stack and quilt technique!
Stamp Sets: Floral Clusters- Winter Poinsettia, Christmas Peace (Stamp Simply)
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, Water-based Markers- Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow (all Stampin’ Up!), Zig Wink of Stella Brush- Clear Glitter
Extra Fine White Paint
Cardstock/Paper: White and Black Cardstock; Peace & Joy 6.5 x 6.5 Paper (Kaisercraft)
Gemini, Jr. , Floral Cluster & Sprigs Dies (part of
the Floral Clusters Bundle with Die) ; Darice Embossing Folder-Script Background, Heat
Tool, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder- Clear, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, White Crochet Lace, Pearls
again for taking the time to stop by and visit- I hope I have inspired you to
create something this weekend!