Framed & Festive
Welcome back, Stamping Friends! Here’s another simple and easy card we made in classes this month. It uses the Framed & Festive Stamp Set and the gorgeous Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper.
First, start with a circle die-cut from the Layering Circles Dies. I used Basic White Cardstock, but any color will work, because you don’t see the circle.
Cut 1/4″ x 3″ strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP). As I said, I used Boughs of Holly DSP. The easiest way for me to add the paper to the die-cut is to add three vertical strips of adhesive on the circle, then lay the DSP over the strips. I played around with the strips until I found a pattern that was pleasing. You can also add a bit of gold foil or trim between the strips or overlap them a bit. It’s your card, so do what you like! After your circle is covered with the DSP strips, use Paper Snips to trim the excess.
Using the Tailor Made Tags Dies, die-cut the top of one of the smaller rounded ones from Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, then adhere it to the back of your “ornament.” Tie a piece of Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon in the tag. (I cut the ribbon in half so it woldn’t overwhelm the ornament. You can also add Linen Thread, Twine, or Simply Elegant Trim.)
Stamp the sentiment a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. I used my ornament as a guide for my sentiment from the Framed & Festive Stamp Set. This set will only be available through January 4, 2023 or while supplies last. It’s full of fun holiday greetings! For this one, I masked the to be jolly half, inked the top with Real Red Classic Ink, removed the mask, then stamped at the top of the card stock. After cleaning the stamp and making sure it was dry, I masked the top (‘Tis the Season), then inked To be Jolly, removed the mask, then, using the ornament as a guide to be sure I was stamping low enough on the card stock, I stamped the last part of the sentiment (after I knew where to stamp, I moved the ornament, just in case. I tend to be a messy stamper!). Some of my stampers decided this was a lot of work for a fun card – especially if it was going to be mass produced, so they used shorter greetings that didn’t have to be masked. I was thrilled that they were using their creativity to make the card their own!
After the ink dries, emboss the Basic White Layer with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. For almost every card, the ink transferred to the folder, so you may want to have some wet paper towels or baby wipes or something to clean the folder if you’re making lots of them. The ink will transfer to the card stock. (You don’t need to ask how I know.) Fortunately, the “ornament” covered the mishap! It was actually a happy accident, because to totally cover the “oops,” we had to tilt the ornament and it looked to much better!
Add the ornament to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then add a few Iridescent Rhinestone Embellishments to glam it up.
For a little more fun, flick the edges of a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Evening Evergreen Cardstock with Versamark Ink. Then emboss with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (from the Metallics pack). It gives it a little more interest than just a layer of card stock.
Adhere the Evening Evergreen and Basic White layers to a Basic White card base. I know this seems like a lot of steps, but this is really a very simple card to create, and it’s very festive and fun!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
ooooooooh! I love a good strip card. Uses up DSP and adds so much interest. Love this card for Christmas
Thanks, Jackie! It does use up a lot of scraps! And it’s so easy to add a little gold between the strips – either with embossing powder or Gilded Leafing.
This is a great Christmas card. I love the strips of paper for the ornament and the little bits of gold.
Thanks, Susan! I added a bit of Gilded Leafing between the strips when I was using up the leftovers. I think a Versamarker and gold embossing powder may be easier!
So fun! This would be a great card for ‘mass producing’ for holiday sending! 🙂
Thanks, Deborah! Yes, it was super quick and easy!