One of the things I love most about Stampin' Up! is that the stamps come in sets, so you always know they work together. But, one of the other things I love is that they've started selling "a la carte" stamps" – individual stamps that are under $10. There's one in the holiday mini that coordinates with the "Dark & Dreary" set from yesterday, and there's this one.
This is "Christmas Postcard" and it coordinates with the "Bells & Boughs" set as well as the Deck the Halls designer series paper. I wanted to use all of that PLUS the Winter Post set in the Idea Book & Catalog, but there just wasn't enough room on the card.
I'm not totally thrilled with the colors I used. Merry Christmas has to be a different colors, or the poinsettias have to be more white than red. But it was still fun to color!
You can't see it, but I used smooch paint on the bells (Moonlight), and stamped holly leaves and berries on the Crumb Cake layer, as well as pine boughs and "Merry Christmas" on the music layer (which is also distressed). I'm loving the Always Artichoke/Cherry Cobbler combo for Christmas!
Here are the supplies:
Stamp sets: Bells & Boughs, Christmas Postcard
Ink: Stampin' write markers – Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight; Classic – Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake card stock; Newsprint DSP; watercolor paper
Other: Big Shot, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Tombow multi adhesive, aqua painter, glass glitter – champagne, corner rounder punch, Top Note die, smooch paint – Moonlight, distressing essentials kit