Saturday, December 9, 2023

Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop Sounds of the Season

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop and this month our theme is Sounds of the Season. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help inspire you to explore this wonderful theme. There are so many possibilities to explore. 
When I think about the sounds of Christmas, I think of singing Christmas carols and listening to holiday music to get us into the spirit of the season. So for my card design, I chose to use one of the designs from the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder to create a festive background. The focal image and sentiment are from one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets, Festive & Fun, and I colored the images with Stampin' Blends Markers, one of my favorite ways to color. The result is a bright and festive Christmas card that makes me think of spending time together with family and friends, celebrating the joy of the holidays. 
Products Used:
Festive & Fun stamp set (item #162078) - Retiring
Countryside Corners Dies (item #161471)
Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (item #156392)
Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper (item #161945) - Retiring
Shaded Spruce Cardstock (item #146981)
Parakeet Party Cardstock (item #159259)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Sweet Sorbet Classic Ink Pad (item #159216)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159224)
Parakeet Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #159220)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154903)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154904)
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154883)
Color Lifter (item #144608)
White 1/2" Iridescent Ribbon (item #161955)
Parakeet Party 1/8" Metallic Woven Ribbon (item #159196)
2022-2024 In Color Pearls (item #161621)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Large Layer die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
Parakeet Party Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4" embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder
Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper
Card Front Square - 4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock
Focal Layer die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
Sentiment Label die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
For my card design, I chose to go traditional with a red and green combination using Sweet Sorbet, Shaded Spruce and Parakeet Party. I love how the designer series paper adds a wonderful pop of color against the greens and I embossed the Parakeet Party cardstock to add some texture to the design. I stamped the focal image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the images with a variety of bright and cheerful colors to bring the design to life. For the sentiment, I used part of one of the images from the Festive & Fun stamp set and die cut it out with one of the Countryside Corners Dies. For the embellishments, I layered the White Iridescent Ribbon with the Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon to cover the seam of the designer series paper layer and used several Parakeet Party Pearls from the 2022-2024 In Color Pearls. I love how this card turned out and how bright and festive it looks. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore this fun theme to help you create your own beautiful projects. Remember to check out the retiring products from the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog to stock up on your favorites before they disappear. 
Now it's time to visit Danielle's blog and see what she has to share with us. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List to find your way. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. Such a bright and cheerful card, love this stamp set x

  2. Great card, Tricia! I like how you picked up the paper colors in the coloring on the gifts. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•

  3. Such a cute cute fun card Tricia I love it x