I know that we are barely into fall, but I am in the Christmas mood already. It is so cold to me here, it feels like winter. :) Can't wait for the 90s we are supposed to get in the DR! As soon as I saw the color combination at Create with Connie and Mary's, I knew I wanted to do a Christmas card.
I thought this was a nice and simple layout at Freshly Made Sketches to go along with the Christmas idea I had in my head.
I don't have very many Christmas stamp sets left after the retirement in May, so I placed an order this week for some new Christmas goodies. :) They won't be here until we get back from the DR though, so I had to use an old faithful for this one! Delightful Decorations is a great set because it has a coordinating punch! It looks great stamped in Cherry Cobbler too, don't ya think?
I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing pack to do the circles around the ornament and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink. The ornament was stamped separately, punched out and popped up on Dimensionals. The circles that I pierced match the little stamp in the set perfectly, so I stamped that in Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler. The background was spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Everything is sponged around the edges. I organized all of my sponges for each color in a little box, so I have been using them so much more now. It is amazing how you actually use things when you have some organization and remember you have them. :)
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Ornament Punch, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer and mat, Sponges
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Dimensionals