Yuletide Christmas – Itty Bitty Christmas Greeting

Welcome back!  Ever have a project that just seems to be a comedy of errors?  Well, this was one of those.

Working with the Less Is More (#469) Traditional Christmas challenge. This was originally going to be a single layer CAS card.  Somehow, I was a real fumble fingers and smeared ink left and right.

Follow along with me while I explain what I wanted to do and how I fixed the card as I proceeded.

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base (#1): (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • Originally, the cute Christmas Stocking image from the retired Yuletide Christmas stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Gold Embossing Powder on the card front.
    • Using Stampin’ Write Markers, the Stocking was colored with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler and the Toys with a variety of other colors.
    • As I was about to emboss the Stitched Oval, I smeared Shaded Spruce ink.  I tried a bit of water coloring to see if I could save it but alas it looked awful.
    • Paper Snips to the rescue…the card base was cut in two and the Stocking was fussy-cut.
  • Background Panel (#1): (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • The other half of the original card base now became a layer.
    • Using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Embossing Mats, I embossed the Sizzix (1¼” x 2¾”) Stitched Oval die.
    • More ink…somehow, I think from my Stamp-a-ma-jig Positioning Tool plastic sheet, I smeared black ink all around the edges and the backside.
    • Fix number two.  I die cut the Embossed Stitched Oval with the (2¼” x 3¼”) Stitched Oval die.
  • Background Panel (#2): (4” x 5¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.
    • Grabbing another card layer, I successfully stamped the greeting, Celebrate the Season, from the retired Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  The greeting was stamped into Versamark ink and then into Shaded Spruce ink and heat-set with Clear Embossing Powder.

Getting another card base, the Greeting Background Panel was adhered, the Double Die-Cut Embossed Oval was adhered, and the Fussy Cut Christmas Stocking was popped up with Dimensionals, the card went from a one-layer concept to four.  Yet it is still a CAS (clean and simple) card with plenty of “white” space.

I’m just celebrating that I made this card, LOL. 

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Using Sizzix Dies, I am entering this card into the Dies R Us (#197) Anything Goes challenge.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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