This is the Christmas card I made for our fab friends Debbie and Mike. I know Debbie loves pine cones and I wanted to try out the SU! Pines & Poinsettias set so I asked Jan if I could borrow her stamp set to make this card. Jan very kindly lent me the stamps and it is a beautiful set. I was pleased how the card turned out!
I started off with a 7" x 5" white stepper card base and I covered the back panel with some Holly Berry Bouquet patterned paper. For the front panel, I stamped a background using the holly flourish image from the set onto Wild Wasabi CS in Wasabi ink. I then got out the stamps and markers and got inky! I used Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip markers to ink the images. I stamped the poinsettia and rose on a separate piece of CS, cut them out and popped them up and I added Dazzling Diamonds to the pine cones. I stamped the Christmas banner and then added the 'merry merry' label which I attached with brads. I layered the Vanilla panel onto a Cherry Cobbler mat and layered that onto a Vanilla mat. The stamped Vanilla panel is popped up. To finish off the front I taped down a strip of Very Vanilla ribbon, tied a separate bow and attached that to the strip with a glue dot.
Here's a close up photo of the stamped panel. It's a real labour of love inking these stamps with the markers but absolutely worth the effort when you see the finished result! I couldn't make a lot of these cards though, this set is to make cards only for very special people who would appreciate the effort! I have to say Debbie and Mike showed due reverence and appreciation LOL!
I added a Very Vanilla panel to the back of the card, stamped the pine cone cluster a couple of times and added a stamped sentiment panel.
Lastly, here's the envelope, with another pine cone cluster and strips of patterned paper and Wasabi CS..
Stamps: SU! Pines & Poinsettias set, 'merry' from Pennant Parade set, sentiment on back from Stampendous
CS: PaperMania 7" x 5" white stepper card blank, SU! Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Holly Berry Bouquet DSP pack
Ink: SU! Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Spellbinders Labels Trio die, square Nestabilities dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Real Red brads, Dazzling Diamonds & Dimensionals, glue dot