This card with the fabulous Noel stamp from Christmas Pines was CASED from an organized by mail swap card I got from Lorrie Skinner. I loved the look of her card and her use of the Noel stamp as the focus. I just had to create a version using Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler!
The card uses the Timeless Textures stamp set, which at first glance you would not think of for a holiday card. But with this design it works! The stamps form the perfect background to the Noel sentiment. The sequins are from the Fancy Frost Sequins assortment. I used the Soft Sky sequins. They seem to pick up the Emerald Envy color and turn green on this card! I love the glow effect.
What is hard to see from the photograph is that I used Shimmery White for the background paper. This is an excellent product I don’t use often enough. The shimmer effect on this paper was perfect to set off the texture stamps and the sequins. Its a subtle effect, but it really makes the difference between a ordinary card and a special one.
I stamped the pine branches in Chocolate Chip and Emerald Envy and then went ahead and placed die cuts over. It gives the pine branches a lot of dimension to have both. And then I topped the branches off with a couple of pine cones, some Cherry Cobbler Metallic Thread and a bow of Cherry Cobbler Backer’s Twine. Definitely a different look, but I love the colors.
The “texture” stamps are a must have Both Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge are great stamps to have to add color, unexpected touches and dimension to cards. If you like to layer looks, then both of these sets will become your “go toos”!
Papers: Shiimery White, Emerald Envy, Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Timeless Textures, Christmas Pines
Embellishments: Cherry Cobbler Backer’s Twine, Cheery Cobbler Metallic Thread, Fancy Frost Sequins
Tools: Pretty Pines Thinlits, Big Shot