Good Tidings

By | 04/09/2017

For once, I am preparing a post three weeks in advance.  Reason being that in just over a week or so I need to have prepared 21 swaps for the next Creative Inkers’ Team Swap.  For this swap we have to use at least one item from the new Holiday Catalogue but at the time of preparing this post we were not permitted to show new product just yet hence the delay in posting.  I wasn’t sure what to do for this swap as I needed to keep my expenditure down.

It turned out to be an interesting challenge and I am pleased with the results so far.  I have come up a card in two different colour combinations.  I’m not sure which one I will choose for the actual swap.  Let me know which one you prefer?

Soooo, I chose the new Glad Tidings Stamp set which using the two-step stamping technique creates a beautiful holly leaf and berries.

For the first card, I have used traditional colours – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Always Articoke (this is a first for me – never knew quite where to use this colour before) and Gold Embossing Powder on Very Vanilla cardstock.

The holly was stamped directly on the top layer of the card.  The greeting, on a seperate piece of cardstock, die cut using the Stitched Framelits and layered with dimensionals.

The second card also used Very Vanilla card stock and Gold Embossing Powder but for the rest I have used several ink colours from the Neutrals range to create a sepia effect.

Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake for the leaves, Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the berries.

I still don’t know which I prefer….. normally I would assume I’d like the more traditional colour combination but I really quite like the Neutrals.

Then I got to thinking….. what other colour combinations could you use?  Shades of grey and blue, maybe?  That would probably look cool.   Either way, that is the advantage of making your own cards.  There are no rules and if you want to change out the colours, why not?

I actually came up with another card but I’ll save that for another time.

Happy stamping!


If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Glad Tidings (2017 Holiday Catalogue)

Framelits:  Stitched Shapes
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Ink:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Versa Mark, Always Artichoke

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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