Christmas Countdown – Season’s Greetings

Welcome back to the Inque Spot Studio!

A quick clean and simple winter holiday card this morning for a couple of challenges.

Theme: CAS on Friday (#243) with the Sketch and Theme from Tuesday Morning (#681).  Always fun to pull out stamps from your stash and give them a little love.

Here is the result: 

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – PLANE 7 SIMPLE – ITTY BITTY CHRISTMAS – COS243 – TMS681

Steps:

  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Pool Party cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.
    • To create the four cross strips suggested by the sketch, I selected stamps from the Christmas Countdown and Plane & Simple retired stamp sets.
      • Box and Stitch – Poppy Parade ink (Plane & Simple).
      • Poinsettia Filagree – Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Markers (Christmas Countdown).
      • Diamond Smock – Shaded Spruce ink (Christmas Countdown).
      • Dots – Soft Suede ink (Christmas Countdown)
      • The sentiment, Season’s Greetings, from the retired Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set was stamped with Soft Suede ink under the Box and Stitch image.
      • The completed panel was dry-embossed with the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Focal Shape – Oval: (2¾” x 1⅞”) Basic White cardstock.
    • The Cardinal on the Branch image from the Christmas Countdown stamp set was stamped with Timber Brown Stazon ink.
    • Using a Blending Brush, Balmy Blue ink was added around the image.
    • The Cardinal was colored with Light and Dark Poppy Parade and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.
    • The Cardinal was die-cut with one of the stitched oval dies from the retired Stitched Shapes Dies set.

The Cardinal Oval was popped up with Dimensionals, completing the card.  Happy Holidays!

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

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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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