For this month's color combination, I decided to create a Christmas card using the new Christmas Gleaming Bundle (item #153006) from the 2019 Holiday Catalog. I love that this bundle has everything you need to create beautiful cards for the holidays. The Christmas Gleaming stamp set (item #150464) contains wonderful images and sentiments to decorate your cards and the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack (item #150647) makes it simple to punch out the ornament images. Order them separately or save 10% when you order the bundle.
To create this card design, I started with Lovely Lipstick cardstock to create the card base and added a layer of Granny Apple Green cardstock for the card front. I stamped the holly image twice using Granny Apple Green Classic ink onto the card front and water colored the images using Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick Classic inks with an Aquapainter. Once the images were dry, I lightly brushed them with Clear Wink of Stella to add a touch of shimmer. The sentiment was heat embossed with Copper Embossing powder in the bottom right corner to help balance out the card design. To add a little texture to the background, I embossed the Granny Apple Green card front using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (item #151775).
The focal image was created by stamping the ornament image with Versamark ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and I heat embossed it with Copper Embossing powder. I then colored the image with the Crushed Curry Water Color Pencil from the Water Color Pencils Assortment 2 (item #149014) and used the Aquapainter to create a watercolor look to the ornament. I then used the larger of the two ornament punches to punch out the image.
Using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies (item #149638), I die cut a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock to create the matte and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to die cut the smaller label. I embossed the Very Vanilla cardstock label using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (item #150665). To assemble the label, I attached the ornament using Stampin' Dimensionals and layered the Very Vanilla label onto the Lovely Lipstick label with Snail adhesive. I attached the label to the card front using Snail adhesive along the left side. To finish off the card design, I added a bow tied with the 1/8" Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon (item #146952) with a Mini Glue Dot to the top of the ornament.Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design inspires you to try this color combination and explore using these colors for Holiday cards. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you.
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