The project, or technique,  I am sharing today is one I did last December.  It is stamping a full sheet of card stock to create four cards.  This one is a little bit different and is also quicker.


Stampin' Up!, Joy of Noel, Joy of Christmas, Rocking Horse, Very Best Occasions, Jackie Beers


This is the first card.  And here is the second one.




The start of this project is with a full sheet of Basic White card stock.  I failed to take a photo even though I told myself to several times as I was creating the base!  DUH!!  The next step was to use a Blending Brush and Balmy Blue Ink.  I shaded a cross on the sheet of card stock.  It was simply to give some definition around two of the edges and the base of the greenery.  Next I stamped the greenery image and colored it.  Then all that was left to do was cut the sheet into four pieces and trim to the size I wanted.  I chose to have all of the stamped pieces 3 3/4 X 5.

Stamp sets

The greenery image is from the Joy of Noel stamp set.  The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Stampin’ Blends.  There are three different greens used.  The holly is Mossy Meadow, the leaves are Old Olive, and the bit of Fir is Shaded Spruce.  The final color is the berries and I went with a different red and chose Poppy Parade.

The front sentiment was picked after going through most of my Christmas sets.  It is from the Rocking Horse stamp set.  I love mixed fonts, and especially love the cursive used here.  Plus it goes along with the Joy theme of products used.


The focal layer, as mentioned at the beginning is Basic White.  But I went a little different and added a thin layer of DSP.  Generally I do not use DSP unless it is well viewed.  This time the scene seemed to call for it.  So these pieces are from the Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  (Sadly this paper is sold out.  But any DSP with similar colors will be beautiful.)  And the card base is Poppy Parade to match the berries of the image.


The one thing to tie everything down is the ribbon.  This is Sweet Sorbet Bordered Ribbon.  It is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  The color matched the Poppy Parade much better than a Real Red ribbon would.  And I like the size of it.  So a ribbon holding a sprig of greenery is the focal image of my card.


Thank you for stopping by today!! I hope you will come by tomorrow and check out the other two cards from this technique.  They are Fun Folds.



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