Last week was a crazy week around my house. My little girl had the flu and spent almost the whole week home from school. By the time the weekend came around, I started feeling under the weather. I generally put about two full days of work into creating, photographing, editing, and writing the tutorials for Tuesday. This week I just didn’t have it in me so I decided to play hooky for the week. I hate to skip a week but sometimes taking a break is just a must do.
This week I am going to try super hard to finish sharing the Christmas cards that I have saved. First up, this card that features Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps and Stamp2Cut.
This card is pretty simple to create. Begin by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 8.5″x5.5″. Fold the cardstock in half to create a top fold card. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the card. Cut a piece of pattern paper to 3 3/4″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of the pattern paper. Center and adhere the pattern paper to the front of the card.
Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment using Jet Black Archival Ink along the edge of the cardstock. Wrap the card with white Crinkle Ribbon. Tie the ribbon into a simple knot. Trim the ends of the ribbon with a V notch. Add a line of machine stitching to each side of the cardstock, sewing through the ribbon.
Stamp the poinsettia and holly images on white Specialty Stamping Paper two times each. Cut one of the poinsettia stamped images out around the entire stamped image. Cut the other poinsettia image using the pieces feature to cut out the flowers only. Cut one holly image around the entire stamped image. Cut just the berries out of the second image.
Color the centers of the flowers using Mustard Seed and Wild Honey Distress Ink Markers. Use an ink blending tool to apply Fired Brick Distress Ink to the flowers and berries. Color the leaves, stems, and holly using a Pine Needles Distress Ink Marker.
Slip the flower piece under the ribbon. Adhere it to the front of the card. Adhere the holly leaves pieces to the card front of the card over the front of the large flower. Adhere the flower cut outs over their matching flower on the larger whole flower piece using adhesive foam squares. Adhere the berries over their matching berries using liquid glue.
Super easy and I think super pretty!