Can you believe that a week has gone past already? And does that mean it’s only 11 weeks to Christmas! Oh dear, it might be time to get shopping soon.
This week, I am featuring the Berry Merry stamp set. As soon as I saw it, I loved it and it was on my wish list straight away. But I have to confess that today is the first time I’ve used it. But it won’t be the last!!
I wanted to use the Season’s Greetings stamp with the matching Boughs and Berries embossing folder. I think they look stunning together. I used the new thick Whisper White cardstock so there would be no tearing of the cardstock (that sometimes happens with the normal Whisper White when embossing). And then I inked up the sentiment in Real Red (such a Christmassy red). So it was looking pretty good, but needed a little something extra. Maybe a little bling.
So I used my versamark ink and inked around the edges of the card, all over the embossed area, then sprinkled over some heat and stick powder. There were a few places where you could see line from the ink pad so I just brushed the powder off those areas and then heated it up. I then added some dazzling diamonds (ok, I put the whole tub over it!!) and heated it up again to make it set. The photo doesn’t show just how sparkly it is!! This card is like the gift that keeps on giving, cos whenever you touch it, you get some sparkle on your fingers and then it’s every where!! Which glitter hating friend should I give this one too!! Hehe
Here’s a close up to show you the glitter. You get the idea.
For my second card, I wanted to feature the Joy stamp. I came across an old sketch at Pagemaps, and knew it would work for my card.
I embossed the word in Gold, and added a gold metallic doily behind. You can only just see it but I think it’s cute. I love the Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP but I’ve had trouble using it on my cards. I didn’t want a pattern that would overwhelm the stamp so I went with the gold and black pine cones which also has a matching vellum in the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum stack. I love how it turned out.
I hope you have enjoyed my cards this week. If you missed last week’s post, just click here.
Don’t forget, if you need to purchase any of the supplies to create your version of these cards, just click on the image of the product below and it will take you straight to my online store.
Happy Christmas Stamping
Stampin’ Up! Product List