Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sketch Inspired Christmas Card (Craft My Stash #22)


Hello! Welcome back to my Craft My Stash series in which I feature my oldie but goodie craft products. It has been a long time since I last added a post in this series. I am just so glad to get back on the swing of things.

I also created this card for the following reasons:

  • To join in the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge on Flowers.
  • To join in My Favorite Stamps Sketch Challenge. 
  • To join Simon Says Monday Challenge on Add Texture.
I started off by choosing my patterned papers from Pebbles Merry Merry paper pad. I die cut a brown patterned paper using the MFT Die-namics Mason Jar Mug. I have scraps of mason jar mug die cuts which I adhered to the back of the brown mason jar mug die cut for some dimension. I inked the edges with a brown dye ink. I keep those scraps inside the die sleeve. You never know when it can come in handy.

I snipped a part of the cut apart paper from the same paper pad. I trimmed off a part of the edges and rounded the corners to make it fit the mason jar. I applied shimmer to some of the flowers using clear Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.

For the panel, I trimmed a dotted green patterned paper from the paper pack into 4 1/4". The length does not really matter because I will die cut a stitched curved line into this using the Mama Elephant Borderline Trios Creative Cuts. For the background panel, I trimmed a green cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". I am trying out Jennifer McGuire's technique on Adding Color with Embossing Folder but I only have Perfect Pearl to use so there is not much of an impact to the embossed panel other than adding shimmer to some areas. I adhered the curved patterned paper to the top left of this panel.

For the poinsettia, I die cut this on red pearl cardstock using Paper Smooches Merry Motif die set. I secured the die cut to the negative cut with tape. I stamped the matching image to the die cut using a red dye ink. Since the paper is glossy, I stamped it several times for a darker impression. I set this aside to dry. For the leaf, I die cut this on green pearl cardstock using Concord & 9th Lace Leaf die set. I stamped the matching leaf on this using a darker colored green ink. I set this aside to dry.

For the sentiment, I got inspired by a Pebbles glittered sticker sheet so I re-created this using the Mama Elephant In Line Letters stamp set. I used the Misti Stamping Tool so I can re-stamp the letters just in case I did not get a good impression the first time I stamp it. I stamped the letters on white cardstock using Versamark ink. I poured Ranger Red Tinsel embossing powder to the letter, then heat embossed it. I fussy cut the letters, leaving a small white border around it.

For the sub-sentiment, I heat embossed this on white cardstock using white embossing powder. The stamp is from Mama Elephant Happy Everything stamp set. I trimmed this into a skinny strip.

I adhered the mason jar to the center of the panel, a little more to the top to leave space on the bottom for the sentiment. I adhered the poinsettia and leaves next to the mason jar, tucking some of it under the mason jar. I adhered the letters next, using the dot embossing as a guide in lining it up straight. I adhered the sentiment strip after. I zhuzh the flowers and the leaves for some dimension.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. Fabulous card Maria! I need to get better about purging some of my older items!

  2. so fun Maria! Thanks for joining us at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge.