12 weeks of Christmas – Week 5

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I can’t believe that we are in November and on the count down to Christmas. This year is just flying past so quickly!! It will be my birthday soon!! (eeek!!)

This week, I am focusing on the Cozy Christmas stamp set. I love this set and I think it’s perfect for colouring with markers. It also does very nicely with my favourite Christmas DSP, Home for Christmas!!

For my first card, I chose the Christmas Wishes set, then had a look at which piece of the DSP I could use. I decided to go with the snowy houses. Even though we don’t have snow in Australia at Christmas, I still like to see snowy Christmas things!! I based my colour choices on the colours of the DSP, Real Red, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow. Did you know that the co-ordinating colours are all listed on the back of the packet the DSP comes in? Very helpful, indeed!

As I said, I think these stamps just lend themselves to colouring with markers. It’s a technique that always makes me happy when I do it. My go-to framelits at the moment seem to be Lots of Labels and I have created a layer with Mossy Meadow by cutting a label in half. And of course, you can’t go past the gorgeous Snowflake Elements and an Iced Rhinestone!!

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For my second card, I decided to use the bauble piece of the Home for Christmas DSP. Whilst Pacific Point isn’t really a Christmas colour, it makes a good accent layer and makes the baubles really stand out.

I got a bit excited with layering my card!! Mossy Meadow base, then Pacific Point, Gold Foil, Real Red and then the DSP!! Phew!! As this DSP is quite a stand out on it’s own, I matted the sentiment piece on Gold Foil and added a simple gold thread bow.

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I wonder who will be getting these for Christmas? I hope they like it!

To see the previous weeks’ posts, follow the links.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

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Workshop time!

I had a workshop recently and the hostess wanted to do a thank you card as she gives out plenty of them.

I found a card on Pinterest by Klompen Stampers, here, which was the inspiration for my card.

I have a couple of packets of the Typeset DSP, so I wanted to use some of that on my card. We stamped the flower from the Choose Happiness stamp set on the DSP in Rose Red and the leaf outline in Crumb Cake. I added a strip of gold glimmer paper down each side of the dsp for a bit of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Me = Grateful stamp set and cut it out using the new Lots of Labels framelits. I also cut out the next size framelit and did some paper piercing using the updated essentials piercing kit. Love that look!!

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Here’s a close up of the paper piercing.

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If you would like to host a workshop and make a cute card like this one, I’d love to have one with you!! Just contact me at stampinwithrebecca@yahoo.com.au and we can make a date!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca

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