Saturday, August 2, 2014

Beauty of the Season - New Christmas Stamp

Here's a start on Christmas that easy to make and easy to mail.  My original design uses the Beauty of the Season stamp set (#135779 $16.95)  showing a lovely cardinal on a berry branch. Handcoloring is just what is needed to make this card POP!  The color scheme is Old Olive, Early Espresso, Real Red, and Whisper White. Use your Stampin' Write marker to carefully color  the bird, branch, and berries. Then finish it off with another new set called Christmas Bliss (#138897 $15.95) for the verse of your choice. The verse set is photopolymer and if you use the piercing mat as a base you will get beautiful stamped images on your cardstock.  I stamped the verse in Early Espresso, then punched the verse out using the Modern Label punch and finished by sponging it lightly with Old Olive ink. The ribbon I used is retired but the new catalog has a great alternative in the 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in Real Red.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

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