Christmas in July
Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing a fun "Christmas in July" themed card. It's the last day of July and I just had to squeeze this fun theme. Many of us like to get a head start on holiday cards, so here's a little bit of inspiration featuring the "Cheery Christmas" stamp set designed by Graciellie Designs.
For this card, I was inspired by a 12x12 paper pack that I've had for years (I'm sure some of you can relate to this!) and loved the colors. The paper had a very vintage feel, with blues, greens and reds in muted shades. I thought the colors were beachy and would be a great way to make a great "Christmas in July" card!
At first, I started by stamping the wreath with a grey Momento ink. Later, I end up stamping it with black, but I think this would also be great color in and stamp with a VersaMark and emboss in gold or rose gold.
Next, I colored the wreath using BG09, BG45. This wasn't as muted as the color on the paper, so I colored over the whole image with BG72. This was the closest way to match the colors in the paper pad. For the ribbon on the wreath, I used G85, G24 & G21. Before fussy cutting the image out, I returned the colored image to my Misti and restamped the wreath with VersaClair Nocturne Ink.
Once I fussy cut the inside and outside of the wreath, I cut a 4" x 5.25" piece of designer paper from the Holiday paper pack. I wanted to give it a matching border to tie the wreath in, I trimmed a closed color matched blue piece of card stock to 1/8th inch more than the designer paper. Using the BG72 on the edge of that blue paper, it tied in the wreath.
Now, to put it all together. I had a light green card base that I adhered the blue card stock to. Next, I added the designer holiday paper to the blue cardstock. I put that into my Misti and stamped the sentiment. Next, I used foam tape behind the wreath and adhered that to the upper center of the card. Because the berries were lost in the image, I added Ranger's Stickles Glitter Glue in Mercury Glass to each berry... and that's that!
Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you found some inspiration. Scroll through the Unity Stamp Co. Blog to see many fabulous ideas for cards and crafts.
Until next Friday, have a crafty day!