Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – the first half of 2020 is officially over and it’ll be Christmas again before we know it, lol! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration for MLCCB #24 – July Anything Christmas Goes! I created a simple vintage Christmas card in pink/red and brown tones and I love how it turned out.
I have to go through my 6×6 paper pads every so often because I forget what I have. I admit that I’m a paper hoarder so I don’t think that’s uncommon, lol! I found this gorgeous Crafter’s Companion pad and used two coordinating papers along with a glittered die cut to create the focal point. I stamped above and below the strip, and added some Crystal Drops. I layered the panel on kraft paper and then popped it up on a foam layer for some nice dimension.
I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the pink paper used on the front, stamped the rest of the sentiment and added a handmade punched embellishment. I layered the inside panel on the kraft paper as well, which I thought contributed nicely to the vintage look.
And one more look… a simple card that could easily be mass produced! Love, love, love!
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cover paper, Core’dinations Glitter Silk, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection
Stamps: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice burgundy foam, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops
I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas card or project with us this month! The year is half over already so don’t wait to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)