My Christmas Card Style

I am generally drawn to clean and simple or several layers in traditional colors. For this week’s Double D Challenge, I created a traditional layered card. I am often drawn to pine needles and cones, berries, and a bit of sparkle is always nice.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2019/11/what-is-your-christmas-style.html

The stamp set used is The Stamps of Life pinecones2stamp along with matching dies. I used colors from this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers, Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow, and Real Red, all SU colors. While pulling cardstock out, I totally forgot it should be Real Red, which is a bright red like the berries and the ribbon, but pulled out Cherry Cobbler a bit of a darker red. As everything was quite glued down and dry, I decided to let it go and leave well enough alone.

The idea for this card came from the postcard that comes with the set when a club member. I love these postcards and pull them our for inspiration. This time, I basically CASED a card on the postcard. I am sure I used different colors, placed more pine or less pine needles, etc., but basically it is a pretty close match. I am thankful for the designers who create beautiful work to share with all of us for inspiration and to create their idea.

Square cards with Roses

When Split Coast Stampers had a rose challenge for Clean and Simple Cards, I thought of the layering rose set that I have. I finally made two card with this set.

Layered Rose Birthday

The Rose set is called Layering Rose by Maymay Made It. I fell in love with it when it was released on her site. They make this stamp for a card kit from another company, but sell them on their site after the other company’s release. Anyway, I have had this for a few months, stamped several but never made them into cards.

I cut two pieces of GKD Layering Weight White cardstock in 3 3/4 inch squares. Using my MISTI, I began stamping the large rose, masked it off, then added a smaller rose on each side. I placed the buds on each side and the leaves as I saw places where they would work well.

The pink colors are all Gina K Designs: innocent pink, bubblegum pink, passionate pink. The yellow colors are Lawn Fawn: butter, lemonade, sunflower. The greens are Gina K Designs: jelly bean green, grass green. The sentiment is Gina K Designs Slate.

The sentiment is from a retired Paper Trey Ink set called Delightful Dahlias. I thought the dark gray ink worked well.

I kept the cards flat with no sequins or embellishments. Easy mailing is always a plus.

I just learned that these cards fit the Double D Challenge: http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2019/06/rose-garden.html

I will post them there.