Friday, November 4, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a Christmas card to share with you using one of the New Christmas stamps sets from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps collection and beautiful Graphic 45 papers.

Here is the card I designed using papers from the  Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  I know I have said it many times before but I just love the beautiful images from Graphic 45 and how quickly it is to create cards.  I love this image of Santa with all of the toys!  After I had this image picked out then I picked some red cardstock and another pattern paper to layer with the image.  Then I started creating the background for the card base.  I wanted something to fill in the ivory card base but I wanted it to be subtle and not take away from the image of Santa.  I stamped the ivory card base with the holly leaf and berries from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Christmas Blessings SS-012 using  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo.  Then I lightly inked the edges of the paper with the same ink. Next, I applied Ranger - Glossy Accents and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Rock Candy on the holly leaves and berries and then set the card base aside to dry.

Here is a close up of the holly leaves and berries.  In a few spots you can see the glitter.  I was having a hard time getting it to show up in the photos but in real life it is very sparkly.  I also added some glitter to the image of Santa around his hat and cuffs and also to the candycane and a couple of toys.  I added some May Arts 3/8" Metallic Velvet in red around each corner.  This ribbon is gorgeous!

In the bottom left corner I added a  Petaloo - Botanica Collection Sugar Red Berry Clusters and Botanica Collection Red Minis flower.  The berries already had glitter on them so I added a little glitter to the flower.

This image reminds me of the book Twas the Night Before Christmas.  I had the giant golden book and it was filled with beautiful pictures.  My mom would read it to me during the Christmas holiday.  Actually come to think of it I still have that book--I still have Twas the Night Before Christmas, Peter Pan, and The Angel Baby--they are all giant books.  Cherished memories...

After the Glitter Rock Candy and Glossy Accents were dry then I assembled the card using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner.  The finished card is a top folding 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 square card.

Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies and also the Stamp Simply blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,

Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Christmas Blessings SS-012
Paper:  Graphic 45 St. Nicholas 8 x 8 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Ivory, Red
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Ribbon:  May Arts 3/8" Metallic Velvet
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Rock Candy, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Petaloo - Botanica Collection Sugar Red Berry Clusters, Botanica Collection Red Minis, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner


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