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Christmas in July

I was drawing a creative blank, so  had a look at some challenges. I headed over to  Stamp Ink Paper, a Chistmas In July theme, hmmm now over to Freshly Made Sketches for a hint of what my next DSP design could be, was in luck, this weeks sketch was just perfect!


As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that the side strip would be DSP...... but what to choose? I looked around my desk and sitting there was Blended Seasons stamp set, just calling to be opened for the first time.... I looked a the stamps, and I had it - a Christmas in July card with Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, here's what I was inspired to create:


I coloured the stamped image with Stampin' Blends, I love the depth of colour and shadows that can be created with these - I did this on a layer of Whisper White the same size as the card front so that inside of the card is clean and white. Then I gold embossed the sentiment on Basic Black Card stock.



For a added touch of bling I wrapped Gold Metallic Thread around the edge of the DSP strip layer several times, then adhered the layer to the card base, adding a final touch of metallic pearls.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful, I love it, simple but so classy. Just a great Christmas card.

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    1. Thanks Shirlie, I really wanted to use the tartan DSP, it came up a treat with this new limited edition set :)

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  2. Love this card. clean and simple, just my style. So elegant. Thanks again for sharing.

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    1. CAS doesn't come naturally to me Pam, I must say I do love all the "white" space on this design

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  3. The gold thread is the perfect finishing touch to this elegant Christmas card! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  4. I love your holiday card for this sketch, Sue!

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  5. Love this card! I'm a big fan of plaid for Christmas projects so I love that your vertical strip is a fun and festive one. The gold cord adds some beautiful contrast and your colored holly is quintessential Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  6. Fantastic job on the sketch - perfect choices!

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  7. Stunningly simple! I love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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