Hi friends! Happy Sunday! The fabulous and talented Debby Hughes is back for the last time in 2016 and showing us some fun ways to make the most of our Christmas stamps all year long! Read on!
Hello it’s Debby here today with a Spring birthday card made with Christmas stamps to stretch my Holiday supplies into the New Year. Often among the Santa’s and reindeer of Christmas stamp sets are a lot of small images that can be used all year round. Today I pulled out a poinsettia from Advent Holiday Icons, a leaf sprig from Christmas Essentials, a berry from Winter Flowers and a heart + star burst images from the Merry & Bright set. I combined these with a ‘Happy’ die from Happy Holidays and ‘birthday’ from the You Matter stamp set.
I started out by scoring a side folding white card base and then used a Stitched Rectangle die to draw a pencil rectangle of the front of the card. I then stamped the ‘birthday’ in Onyx Black ink against the pencil line and proceeded to stamp the rest of the images around the word and contained within the pencil rectangle. To make sure this card resembled nothing like a Holiday card I used a bright mix of inks: Teeny Bikini, Hydrangea, Lake Shores, Jelly Bean and Sunshine. When all the stamping was complete I erased the pencil lines and then added the ‘Happy’ die cut from card inked in Teeny Bikini. This ensured the pink matched perfectly with the hearts I’d already stamped. I added dots with a glitter pen to fill in any larger areas and a couple of clear sequins to embellish.
While all my supplies were still out I quickly repeated the design on another piece of card and cut with the Stitched Dress Up Tag to create a matching tag.
This is my last post on the Simon blog for 2016 I want to wish everyone the happiest of Holidays and a creative New Year and I will see you all again in 2017!
Thanks so much for reading today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!
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