Sweet blog friends, I haven’t even begun to make a dent in the cards I’ll need for the Christmas season, so today is one in the bucket. With luck, this year I’d love to have at least twenty handmade cards before Thanksgiving – I can wish! I went with traditional colors but reached for the Holly Frame Background Stamp from JustRite Papercrafts to get started. I love backgrounds but like to separate the elements into layers, so that’s what I did here.
First of all, I knew I wanted a die cut background layer but most of my Spellbinders Nestabilities didn’t cover the size of the background stamp so I simply cut Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles in half vertically and hid the opening by covering it with the small filigree element from Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven. I stamped the background three times and one one layer, fussy cut the scalloped outside border, on one layer cut the inside rectangle and on one layer fussy cut the interior scalloped oval. I put foam tape between each layer but cut out the Oval using Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG. That gave me a frame and inside I stamped using Christmas Inner Thoughts.
Here’s your Step-By-Step Recap, from the bottom up, just in case you’d like to make one too. Start out with a card base cut to 5-1/2″ wide x 6-5/8″ tall. red layer 5-3/8″ x 6-1/2″, foam layer, gold matting layer 4-7/8″ x 6″, red layer 4-3/4″ x 5-7/8″, foam tape, die cut layer using Timeless Rectangles, foam tape, stamped scalloped layer, foam tape, stamped rectangle layer, foam tape, stamped scalloped oval layer.
|SUPPLIES I USED|
|Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts – Holly Frame Background Stamp, Christmas Inner Thoughts
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Bazzill, DCWV
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse Blush
Accessories: Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven, Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, May Arts Silk Ribbon, Recollections Pearls, Prismacolor Pencil, Gelli Roll Sakura Pen, Button, Becca’s Bow Maker, Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Thanks so much for peeking in to see what I’m working on :-) Back soon.