Greetings, Stampers! Yes, that is a Christmas card you see in front of you. I know, you've barely vacuumed up the needles and tinsel and here I am with another Christmas card. The inspiration was the Merry Monday Challenge, which runs year round. Their challenges are meant to inspire you to make a Holiday card each week, that way you'll have a whole stash by Christmas!
This card took me less than ten minutes to make. Before you scream "Liar!", let me explain. I have a tray of leftover bits and pieces of holiday parts that never made it to completed projects. C'mon, I know you have one of those, too. I already had the white panel embossed and stamped with a greeting, the card base was already made, and I even had a white circle punched out.
Lesley from Merry Monday has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge board to inspire us; I love those! My card could have gone in a few different directions, but let's just say I chose to go down the middle: Dry Embossing, Colour with Markers and Red and Green.
My stamped image is from the retired Pines and Poinsettias Stamp Set. I colored the stamp with markers to achieve the three different colors. While I was at it, I even stamped an envelope to match.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Pines and Poinsettias (r), Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Merry Moments (r)
Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip
Markers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 3/16" Corner, 1 3/4" Circle and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
(r) = Retired Product
Now, go check out your stash of bits and pieces and go get inspired, too!