Monday, July 18, 2022


As I mentioned yesterday, this week I will be sharing some additional Christmas Card ideas with you using the featured products for the July Stamp Camp-to-Go.  The stamp set I used is Christmas Season and the coordinating dies are the Seasonal Labels Dies.  

Today's Christmas Blues card uses beautiful soft colors.  Doesn't it just make you feel calm?  These colors today are not necessarily traditional Christmas colors, but we will get to those later this week.  I promise.

Our wintery spray of leaves and pinecones uses Soft Seafoam, Pool Party, Shades of Gray with a little shine of silver mixed in.  I knew I didn't want the pinecones to be the traditional shades of brown, so I played a bit with Smokey Slate and Basic Gray.  I liked it, but they were a little darker than the vision I saw in my mind, so I added a third layer of color by using the detailed stamp with VersaMark ink and then embossing them with white embossing powder.  That added the softness I was after.  What do you think?

I used the cap on my Stampin' Write Markers to flick some speckles of Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Pool Party ink on the card front.  The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder on Pool Party Cardstock and then die cut with the smallest die from Seasonal Labels Dies.

These Seasonal Labels dies were first introduced a year ago in the Fall 2021 Mini, and I was so excited when I saw them come back in the current Annual Catalog.  These dies include a wide variety of label sizes, and they also are designed so that you can layer them together -- which is awesome!  And not awesome just for Christmas -- but for year round use!

To decorate the inside of my card, I placed the sentiment on its own separate mat -- something I rarely do.  However, I wanted to cover the top edge of the leaves and pinecone, so this was my solution.   There was something about just having the tops of the leaf stems and pinecone hanging in space that didn't look quite right, but I like how this turned out.  What do you think?

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card, one is available for download at this link.

A list of the products I used is shown below.

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