Aug 28 2013

Joyful Christmas with Two Backgrounds

Joyful Christmas with Winter Frost Background


Doing the happy dance today! My kids are back in school.

I really like having the kids at home and celebrating summer but my routine was absolutely shot this year. There was very little time to stamp and blog and my office is a mess. As a mom to two teenagers that are not quite driving yet, I feel as if my summer was spent behind the wheel of the car.


But today my time is my own again and I got to stamp and create with products from the new 2013 Holiday Catalogue.

My absolute favorite stamp set in the new catalogue (so far!) is Joyful Christmas. I made two almost identical cards today one with a Winter Frost Designer Series Paper patterned background and one with a Whisper White background.

I’m always surprised by how a simple change can create two quite different looking cards. For both cards, I stamped with Silver Encore ink onto Island Indigo card stock twice. I cut out the full poinsettia and then the smaller center and layered the two with dimensionals. The greeting is from the same set and there is a second greeting for inside the card. 

When working with the Encore inks a little extra drying time is required or you can heat set the ink. But the vibrant metallic look is worth it. You will want the Gold Encore ink as well.


You know I am going to ask – which card is your favorite?



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Joyful Christmas with Whisper White Background

I like the crisp Whisper White background on this card as it really shows off the Island Indigo.

The striped pattern was made with the new Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder


 Joyful Chrismtas Stamp Set

 Joyful Christmas Stamp Set

Clear #131805, $20.95

Wood #131802, $27.95, Set of 4


Winter Frost Designer Series Paper

Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper

#132341, $15.95

Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 5 double-sided designs; 1 ea. of 2 single-sided, foil-accented designs. 12" x 12"



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One Response to “Joyful Christmas with Two Backgrounds”

  1. Terrion 01 Sep 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Dar those are 2 very pretty cards! That new poinsettia stamp is awesome.

    Ter 😉

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