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Holly Christmas

December 24, 2019

Well it’s Christmas Eve and I am spending the day, doing some cooking for tomorrow and finishing off some last minute gift wrapping.  Otherwise, I am ready to spend time celebrating Christmas with my family.  I hope you are ready to relax and enjoy the day as well.

Today I thought I would share a couple of cards that I created using the “floating” technique.  I have tried this technique a couple of times but was never really satisfied with the outcome.  I saw someone (sorry I can’t remember where or who), create a floating card using the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set.  Sooo, I sat down and stamped lots of the holly image onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured the images using the Light Mossy Meadow and Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and cut them out. Once they were cut out, I laid them onto a card front sized panel of Whisper White card.  You want them to be close together but not actually touching.  Next you take a piece of Glad Press n Seal and lay it over the top.  This paper is sticky and so you can attach both the images and the background piece of card to it.  Once that was done, I ran the panel through the Big Shot cutting the middle away using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Then I trimmed down the remaining piece of card so that it created about a 2cm frame.  Now you remove the images only from the backing Whisper White card and add dimensionals to the back of the images – I used Mini Dimensionals – and then you attach the images onto the Whisper White panels and remove the Press n Seal.  You need to remove the Press n Seal slowly and carefully so that you don’t tear the images.  That’s the fiddly bit.

To create the first card, I stamped “Seasons Greetings” from the So Many Stars stamp set onto the bottom of the front of scored and folded Thick Whisper White card using Mossy Meadow ink.  I attached the rectangle holly panel to a Mossy Meadow rectangle cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and then the card front.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto the top right hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using the Light Mossy Meadow and Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.

For the second card, I took the holly frame and attached it to a piece of Whisper White card.  I stamped “Merry Christmas” from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set inside the frame using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I also stamped the small holly leaf image from the same stamp set using Mossy Meadow ink.  The whole panel is attached to Mossy Meadow card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the holly image from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set onto the top left hand corner of Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image is coloured using the Light Mossy Meadow and Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.

 

I really love how these cards turned out, although I think the Seasons Greetings card is my favourite.  What about you?  Which one do you like?

Bye for now,

Kris

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I can’t link to the Christmas Gleaming or So Many Stars stamp set, so I guess everyone loved them just like me and they have sold out.  Sorry.

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