I usually take my time getting into the Christmas cardmaking, but the brown truck visited recently, and I just couldn’t wait to start inking up the contents! Not to mention that this particular stamp set worked perfectly for Jennifer Timko’s fabulous sketch for Freshly Made Sketches this week.
Do you love the poinsettia? I love this gorgeous stamp set, Joyful Christmas, complete with the poinsettia stamp, a leaf stamp and two sentiments, one for the card exterior and one for the card interior. WooHoo!
The poinsettia stamp was inked up with the new Gold Metallic Encore Ink and stamped twice on Real Red card stock. I cut out the entire flower on one, and just the center petals on the second one. For the center, a few drops of Multi-Purpose Glue sprinkled with Gold Glitter was a quick and easy touch of bling.
This is where I jumped out of my comfort zone… non-traditional colors. I automatically grabbed green as my second color, and then decided to try to be brave. With the help of the Color Coach, I chose Tempting Turquoise instead of green, and I have to say, I am very pleased with the results! There’s not a LOT of Tempting Turquoise on this card, but just enough to make it more contemporary, and I think a little more exciting!
A big thank you to Jennifer Timko for the great sketch! I already have more plans for it. Don’t forget to stop by Freshly Made Sketches to see what Jennifer and the Clean Team have designed to inspire you this week, and I hope you’ll play along with us!
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SUPPLIES: Stamp Set: Joyful Christmas; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Brushed Gold; Ink: Gold Metallic Encore Ink Pad and Stampin’ Write Markers in Tempting Turquoise and Real Red; Tools and Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Multi-Purpose Glue, Gold Glitter and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
JOYFUL CHRISTMAS STAMP SET
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Also available in wood mount – item #131802