Thursday, 3 January 2019

Just For You - Holiday Stamps Card After The Holidays!

Hi everyone, Taheerah here wishing you a Happy New Year and a happy Thursday!

I've barely gotten over the fact that Christmas has been and gone [sob]. That magical time of year always seems to be over so quickly! Apart from all the yummy food and fabulous presents and pretty decorations and wonderful traditions, I also just love creating Christmas cards. Something about all those holiday supplies really brings out my festive spirit! So, with my mourning of Christmas having passed, I thought it only fair I don't put away my Christmas stamps just yet!

I love it when themed stamps can do double duty. I decided to use the Altenew Holiday Bow stamp set, the Altenew Starry Night stamp set, and the Concord & 9th Happy Plaids stamp set and give them a post-holiday workout:

Gorgeous, right?! I love how this turned out!

I used a couple of shades of dusky pink to stamp my bow then fussy cut it out. I used the reverse of one of the plaid stripes stamps to create my 'ribbon' on my card - inking up the colours and dabbing/stamping the ink unevenly really gives a realistic crushed velvet appearance!

I decided my 'gift' needed a bit more pizzazz on the 'wrapping', so I heat embossed the tree stamp from the Starry Night stamp set all over the card front then blended some ink lightly over it to bring the detail out!

I fashioned my own gift tag by trimming the shape by hand and punching a hole in it. The sentiment from the Neat & Tangled Just For You stamp set was the perfect finishing touch, along with some sparkly ribbon of course! I adhered the tag and the bow with dimensional glue fell to give everything some custom dimension!

I'd love to hear what you think of this card. Is there someone you know who'd love to receive it? Thanks for stopping by!

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