Nov 04 2010
I love the bright colours in this Candy Cane Specialty designer series paper and how much fun the cards when you pair this paper and the A Cute Christmas stamp set. Cards made using this combination of paper and stamps really are cute and fun.
This was a really simple card to make and if you are looking to make Christmas cards this year using somewhat non-traditional colours, this union of colours is a great option. The colours included in this Candy Cane paper package are Real Red, Garden Green, Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride. Pink is a really hot colour for Christmas this year. I used markers in the same colours for the three trees except that I substituted Wild Wasabi for the Garden Green since it was a little dark.
To make this card, I layered Baja Breeze onto a Real Red card. I then added a third layer with Perfect Polka Dot embossed Whisper White on the top and Candy Cane DSP on the bottom. To cover up the seam where the two met, I added a length of Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon and a knot at the end.
I stamped the trees in Basic Gray ink and coloured them with the markers. I layered this stamped Whisper White piece onto Baja Breeze and then Real Red cardstocks.
Next, I stamped the greeting in Real Red ink and punched it out with the 1" circle punch. This piece was layered onto a 1-1/4" punches circle and added to the card with dimensionals.
Can you see the triangle on the card? The greeting, image and knot of ribbon form a triangle. In photography (and card making), a good tip is to create a triangle on your card. Triangles keep the eye circling around looking at the various elements and thereby focused on the card. By using three different elements on your cards, page and projects, the viewer finds the subject more attractive.
Want stamps and accessories under the tree this year? Send me your Wish List and contact information for family and friends who might like to give you Stampin’ Up! supplies this year and I will get in touch with them to make their shopping simple.
Stamps: A Cute Christmas (Clear #121133, Wood #120825)
Inks: Basic Gray (109120), Real Red (103133)
Markers: Real Red (100052), Baja Breeze (120965), Wild Wasabi (120975), In Color (119801), Chocolate Chip (100071)
Paper: Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper (120809), Real Red (102842), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Punches: 1" Circle (119868), 1-1/4" Circle (119861)
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)
Other: Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon 109052), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
A Cute Christmas Stamp Set, set of 9
Clear $22.95, #121133
Wood $31.95, #120825
Pages 32 of the Holiday Mini Catalogue
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