Hello! I am almost caught up with all of my Christmas cards….finally! For this card, I decided to once again use the new bear2stamp stamp and die set that was released at the beginning of this month by The Stamps of Life. However, I went with a Christmas theme instead of a birthday one. This bear set really is great for all year round!
All stamps, dies and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life. For the base of the card, I simply diecut some solid and patterned paper (Happy Holidays Patterned Paper) using the Stitched Rectangles Die Set. I then used a circle die to cut a circle through the top two layers of my card. For my wreath, I die cut a number of ivy leaves in different shades of green from the Sizzix Merry Christmas 3-D Drop-ins Sentiments Die Set. I then layered and glued them onto my patterned paper around the cut out circle. I also added a few holly berries using that same die set with red cardstock.
Once I stamped, colored and diecut the bear, I added both a hat (hats4critters stamps and dies) and a scarf (soup4snowman stamps and dies). I then added a letter in his hand and addressed it to Santa by heat embossing his name with some super fine detail white embossing powder. Lastly, I added a piece of white foam (with a circle cut out lining up with the one on my card) behind the first two layers of my card. I then added some shaker embellishments using a Christmas sequin mix by Pretty Pink Posh and a piece of clear acetate. My main sentiment was heat embossed with super fine detail embossing powder using the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the santa2stamp stamp set.
I will be playing along and entering this card into the following challenges:
|House of Cards Challenge Blog|
|Let’s Craft and Create: Challenge # 120 “Christmas &/or New Year”|
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