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!


Jules

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