Hello! Has the silly season hit your house yet? I feel like it has all ramped up here, just in the past week! In Australia, Christmas coincides with the end of our school year, so it’s a whole big flurry of activity as activities end (and have end of year concerts and performances) and school draws to a close for 2020.
The theme for the Social Stamping blog host this month is ‘merry & bright’. This happens to be one of the sentiment options in my favourite bundle from the 2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue.
The Peace & Joy bundle comes with a stamp set filled with sentiment and artistic stamping options and a die set to coordinate with the large words.
The large sentiment stamps (peace, joy and bright) can be cut and layered using the dies, but I’ve added texture for these cards using two tone inking. I first inked up the stamp in the lighter colour (Seaside Spray) and added the darker ink (Misty Moonlight) using a Sponge Dauber. It creates a beautiful dimension without having to use the dies.
The colours for these cards are Whisper White and Smoky Slate together with Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy (and a touch of silver foil). My favourite Christmas combinations are usually not traditional red & greens.
Are you making cards in bulk this Christmas? One easy way to extend the design is use the same pieces, but slightly change the layout. I’ve done this my turning the card into a portrait orientation and made the strips into banners using the Banners Pick A Punch.
Other products used for this card were:
- Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder
- Stitched Rectangle Dies
- Sprig Punch
- Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack
- Metallic Pearls
The other cards I’m sharing with you today use the Peace & Joy Bundle with the same layout and features, but in pink tones. Ever since I saw the stamps in this set, I’ve had plans to combine them with the Beautiful World stamp set to create a play on the ‘joy to the world’ theme. You could also do this for ‘peace on earth’.
Once again, the colours are non-traditional Christmas in Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride, with Whisper White and Sahara Sand.
The two tone sentiment is the same technique as well, using Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose ink. I’ve also stamped the globe in Granny Apple Green and edged in Mossy Meadow.
Other products in this card are the Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle Dies and Basic Pearl Jewels.
These cards were an option for Social Stamping this term. If you live in the Bunbury area and would like to make some pretty Christmas cards, we’d love to have you join us on a Monday morning at the Taste of Dalyellup cafe (9.30am start, see here for all the details). We have 2 sessions left for 2020.
I can imagine a ‘peace to you and yours’ using this layout and design style in traditional Christmas colours, but I ran out of time this week to create them! That’s a project for another day!
To see what the rest of my stamping friends have been up to with their Christmas creations, keep hopping. Next up is my lovely friend Elizabeth Gross in QLD. To see the full list of stampers joining me today, click here for the main blog host post.
I hope you have a merry and bright lead up to Christmas! Tis the season to be jolly!!!