My second installment of details for the projects presented during last weekend's Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop features the largest "Heartfelt" image from the Layered Labels stamp set used to create a focal point for a Christmas card.
This card begins with a Cherry Cobbler card base. A piece of Cherry Cobbler/Gumball Green/Whisper White variegated stripe paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was matted with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock. Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon was wrapped around the top of the panel and knotted before attaching the panel to the card front. The "Heartfelt" image from the Layered Labels stamp set was stamped on a piece of Vellum using Versamark ink, covered with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, and heat set using the Heat Tool. The embossed image was cut out with Paper Snips. The embossed side of the vellum was placed face down on the work surface and the open areas inside the filigreed areas surrounding the center oval were colored with the brush tip of the Gumball Green Stampin' Write Marker. The filigreed "crown" looking area inside the oval was colored with the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker. The marker ink was heat set with the Heat Tool (very quickly to ensure the ink is dry) before the vellum was adhered, centered, to a piece of Shimmery White cardstock die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits. (Note that you'll want to strategically place the SNAIL on the back of the vellum so that it is not visible from the front of the vellum. Look for areas that are completely covered with gold embossing or marker ink.)
The "For You" polka dot frame image from the Layered Labels stamp set was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink, stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, die cut using the corresponding frame from the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and adhered over the center oval area of the "Heartfelt" gold embossed image using Stampin' Dimensionals. The "A Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Gumball Green ink. The sentiment was inserted into the paper slot of the Scallop Oval punch, centered inside the punch window, and punched out. The sentiment was adhered over the center of the "For You" polka dot frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock matted with a piece of Gumball Green cardstock. The holly branch image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was inked with Gumball Green ink and stamped near the upper right corner and lower left corner of the liner. The holly berries were colored with Cherry Cobbler ink using the Blender Pen and picking up ink pressed onto the inside lid of the stamp pad. Strips of the striped paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper were adhered along the top and bottom edges of the liner. The paper at the top edge was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch prior to adhering.
The holly branch from the Bells & Boughs stamp set was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope. The "A Merry Christmas" sentiment, from the same stamp set, was stamped to the right of the holly branch using Cherry Cobbler ink. As with the liner inside the card, the holly berries were inked with Cherry Cobbler ink and the Blender Pen. Note that if this card were being mailed, it would be better to stamp the Christmas greeting first at the lower left front corner and then stamp the holly branch above it to allow more room for the mailing address.
Another piece of striped paper from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper was adhered to the back flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using SNAIL. Paper Snips were used to trim the paper around the flap using the flap as a template.
I like that this card has a bit of a Victorian look to it with the gold embossed filigrees, rich colors and the charm provided by the Bells & Boughs stamp images. I liked the look of this card so much I decided to use the design to make a Father's Day card for my husband. I was afraid he'd give me the "look" with the gold embossing, but he liked it!
I'll be back tomorrow with scrapbook pages using another lovely and versatile image from the Layered Labels stamp set.
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Layered Labels; Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Versamark; Stampin' Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Shimmery White, Vellum, Whisper White; Embellishments: Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon; Adhesives: SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Blender Pen, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Scallop Oval punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Apothecary Accents Framelits; Other: Medium Whisper White Envelope