Hi everyone ~ how’s your Saturday? It’s another cool morning here on the East coast AND it’s also Labor day weekend! Being a Shore Community we get lots of traffic and it began in earnest pretty early in the day. We were out in our little 16′ sailboat when a wall of Cigarette boats came screaming toward us. This type of boat is obnoxiously loud, so much so that earplugs should probably be used ~ and when 25 come, well, it’s less than nice. Just sayin’, it would be good if we could outlaw them on our little river.

The card today is yet another Christmas card and made with the Tidings & Trimmings bundle (Christmas Trimmings Dies).

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What do you think? Rather striking isn’t it? The Gold foil & Very Vanilla card stock make a nice contrast. Here’s what I did…

  • On a Very vanilla panel I used one of the Blending Brushes and Sahara Sand ink to create a soft background
  • I used my Sahara Sand Marker to splatter some color all over the panel. This is done with the large tip end being flicked downward against the cap of the marker. It makes little dots, splatters, and you control how much is on the paper.
  • I layered this to a piece of Evening Evergreen card stock just slightly larger.
  • I die cut the star from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and the star overlay from Gold foil. These were adhered together with dots of liquid glue. I put dimensionals on the back and set it aside.
  • I had a 1/2″ strip of Tidings & Trimmings 6×6 DSP, some Scalloped Lace Trim and a 1/4″ strip of Cherry Cobbler that I layered together and added to the card front with liquid glue.
  • I attached the star off-center with the dimensionals.
  • I stamped the leaves on Very Vanilla scraps: Evening Evergreen ink & Soft Succulent ink with the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set & die cut them with the Christmas Trimmings Dies.
  • I die cut several holly leaves from more of the Gold foil and a couple of small stars – yep, using the Christmas Trimmings Dies.
  • I also die cut the berries from Real Red card stock and a leaf bunch from Evening Evergreen card stock with more dies from the Christmas Trimmings Dies.
  • I layered these as you see them, with liquid glue
  • Finally, I stamped the word Greetings on a small strip of Very Vanilla card stock and trimmed it, added dimensionals on the back and attached it under the ribbon.
  • This entire panel was attached to the Thick Very vanilla card base with dimensionals. It COULD be adhered flat against the card stock if you wanted to do so.
Tidings & Trimmings Greetings, inside

The inside got a stamp with Evening Evergreen ink using the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set – and that was it. The Very Vanilla panel was added to the inside of the card. I must say, this looks a bit plain to me. I will probably add some of the same treatment as the front of the card: Blending Brush with Sahara Sand ink and then splatter with the Sahara Sand marker.

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The envelope got some special treatment with the Gold embossing on the front: stamp in Versamark ink, sprinkle Gold Embossing Powder over it, then heat set. The envelope flap is covered with the same Tidings & Trimmings 6×6 DSP as is used on the card front. Done!

Hope you like… this was fun to do, mixing & matching, coordinating card stocks that work so easily together and just one bundle! This is such a versatile set ~ I would love to see what you do with it. How about a card NOT a Christmas card using this bundle? Could you do that?

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!