Monday, June 24, 2013

Christmas in...June?

Christmas in July has become one of my favourite blog features over the past couple of years.  And this year will be no exception, as I have been dreaming in vivid colour, making my wishlist from the new Holiday catalogue!  But today I have a Christmas card for you...exactly six months till Christmas Eve!  Check it out:

Christmas Card featuring the Happy Day and the A Round Array stamp sets with sentiment from More Merry Messages.
I have to admit I was a wee bit dismayed when I saw there were no Christmas-specific stamp sets in the new Annual Catalogue.  Christmas is my thing and I truly do make Christmas cards all year long, so not having new Christmas stamp sets to play with until the Holiday catalogue pre-order was alarming.  So, I set to work designing Christmas cards using sets that may not have been designed specifically for that holiday.  It has really sparked my creativity and, I am proud to say, I am thrilled with the results so far!  This card uses two sets with beautiful medallion images that pass quite nicely for snowflakes when embossed in silver on a white background.  The larger image is from the Happy Day set and the smaller is from A Round Array.  The sentiment is from the carry-over set More Merry Messages.  I am SO glad that set it still around, as it is full of great holiday greetings and sentiments.  I layered the stamped panel on a mat of Coastal Cabana and then adhered it to a Smoky Slate card base.  I love the shimmer and sparkle of this card so much I am making a bunch for a swap I am participating in at Convention!  Who needs holiday stamps, when there are so many great sets that do double duty?!?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE it!! Just gorgeous and am so inspired to see what stamp sets I have that can be used for Christmas!


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