Wednesday, July 20, 2022


For today's Christmas card I used one of the patterns from the new Designer Series Paper (DSP) called Boughs of Holly.  If you prefer DSP that is more traditional in design and color, then you will love this one from the 2022 July - August Mini Catalog.

This particular design makes you feel like you are in the middle of a Wintery Woods.

I used the third largest die from Scalloped Contours Die to create my focal point of pinecones and pine boughs that look like they were freshly picked from the woods behind them.  Can't you almost just smell the fresh pine scent that we love at Christmas?

To create my stamped pine boughs, I used the stamp rolling technique.  This is an old technique and was one of the first that I learned as a beginning stamper over 17 years ago.
You just ink the stamp with the lighter of two ink colors and then you "roll" the edges in a darker shade of ink.  I used Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen ink and by using two shades it makes the pine boughs have more depth and variation of color.

The Cherry Cobbler berries add a little pop of color.

I used the Stylish Shapes dies for my sentiment.  The MERRY sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set is highlighted by a square Soft Succulent mat positioned on the diagonal.  The stitching on these dies keeps a consistent them with the stitching on the Scalloped Contours Basic White die cut.  

Three Brushed Metallic Dots were added to the card front for a little bit of gold bling.

The inside uses another sentiment from Christmas to Remember and the inside is decorated with a simple strip of the same DSP as used on the card front.

The envelope flap is also covered with the same Boughs of Holly DSP.

If you would like a tutorial with step-by-step directions and cutting dimensions you can download a copy at this link.

For more information on the products used, click on the links in the Product List below.

Product List

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